After 16-year hiatus, women’s championship tour returns to Teahupo’o

August 11, 2022

For the first time in 16 years, the best female surfers are set to compete at Teahupo’o. Women previously competed at Teahupo’o, the infamous reef break in Tahiti whose name roughly translates to “wall of skulls,” but after 2006, surfing’s international federation stopped holding women’s contests at Teahupo’o, citing safety concerns, even though men’s events continued. NBC Sports