Tahitian surfer Vahine Fierro is set to represent France at the Paris 2024 Olympics ©Getty Images

Tahitian surfer Vahine Fierro is looking forward to competing at her home venue after sealing her place at next year's Olympics in Paris.

Fierro clinched the European women's slot for Paris 2024 after reaching main round seven at the World Surfing Games at Surf City in El Salvador.

Surfing competitions at Paris 2024 are set to be staged at the Teahupo’o Beach in Tahiti which Fierro says holds a "very special place" in her heart.

"It’s where I got my best waves ever, surrounded by really kind people that help me learn and push myself in that kind of waves," said Fierro.

"I’m feeling so excited to be an Olympian for the first time at home.

"I couldn’t ask for better, this point right now is the best-ever.

"I’m really looking forward to putting the time in over there and figuring out how I can win that gold medal."

Five European men entered the day in contention for a place at the Olympics but that has now been cut to two.

Israel’s Uri Uziel, Portugal’s Federico and Dylan Groen of Germany were all eliminated, leaving either France’s Kauli Vaast or Spain’s Gonzalo Gutierrez to claim a Paris 2024 spot on Finals Day in El Salvador.

Vaast is the only other Tahitian native in the draw along with Fierro and has been in fine form having produced the biggest single wave score in the men's division of 9.43 points yesterday.

There is a Japanese battle for the final Paris 2024 slot available with Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Kanoa Igarashi and Reo Inaba going head-to-head for the coveted place.

"I just really want to do my best and support Reo, my teammate, as much as possible," said Igarashi.

"For me I want him to get it just as much as it is for me.

"Honestly, I’d be more happy if he got it.

"He really deserves it.

"He’s surfing really good this week."

Qualification for this year’s Pan American Games is also being determined in El Salvador, with five men and five women so far sealing their places at Santiago 2023.

The women's slots went to Leilani McGonagle of Costa Rica, Erin Brooks of Canada, Tatiana Weston-Webb of Brazil and Peruvians Daniella Rosas and Sol Aguirre.

"I’m super stoked to make it into Santiago," said McGonagle.

"We had Pan-Ams in Panama and I did very bad so I had to take the hard road.

"I love Pichilemu, it’s one of my favourite waves in the world.

"I’m so excited to be able to go back, it’ll be super fun."

Peru also gained two men's Santiago 2023 qualifiers in Lucca Mesinas and Miguel Tudela and they will be joined in the Chilean capital by Canada’s Cody Young and Mexican duo Alan Cleland and Sebastian Williams.

"Today was a day to be remember in the history of the World Surfing Games," said International Surfing Association President Fernando Aguerre.

"So many new surfing nations with so many new talents.

"We are all ready for what will be an amazing final day and medal ceremony."

Competition is due to conclude tomorrow.