Jesse Miley-Dyer announced today during the World Surf League broadcast of the Corona Open Mexico that the WSL has canceled the Tahiti event because of COVID-19 concerns. The announcement wasn’t a surprise given that the Tahitian government closed the borders this week following an uptick in positive cases.
“We’ve made the decision to cancel our Tahiti CT event,” Miley-Dyer said on the broadcast. “This is due to the state of emergency the French government has placed on French Polynesia due to COVID-19. Obviously we’re very disappointed but it’s really important that we keep those communities safe. It’s also worth noting we did give the surfers on site here a heads up yesterday. This will be our final event for the 2021 season. We still have the finals and we will have updated scenarios for our Top 5 and for re-qualification for next season.”