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Surfing legend Kelly Slater stands firm and says no to the giant tower in Tahiti

Surfing legend Kelly Slater stands firm and says no to the giant tower in Tahiti

Earlier this month, organizers rejected the idea of finding a new venue, saying instead they had agreed with the Polynesian government to build a "more moderate" judges' tower. However, the actual version is not quite like that. Slater did not give the green light to that new intention, and the words of one of the greatest surfers in history have created uncertainty and sparked fierce local resistance.


Paris 2024: New judges' tower at the Teahupo'o site

Paris 2024: New judges' tower at the Teahupo'o site

The Polynesian Government, Paris 2024, and the Haut-Commissariat have been studying all possible options to improve the project in recent weeks, with a particular focus on the installation of a new judges' tower and its foundations for the organisation of the Olympic Games surfing events and other competitions in the focus.