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In today’s show Scott and David marvel at the frigid, world-class, mega surf that detonated on Jersey’s shores, reveal the new plans for the Teahupo’o tower, gossip about Carissa’s potential departure from the WSL, and look to competitive climbing to pontificate about how wave pools will influence professional competitive surfing. Plus Dukes and Kooks! Enjoy!

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JERSEY HITS AN ALL TIME HIGH

 

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TAHITIAN TOWER UPDATE

Copy and paste from an official doc . . .

The French Polynesian Government, Paris 2024 and the Haut-Commissariat have studied all the possible scenarios for improving the project over the last few months and have reached a consensus on an option combining the promise of safety, durability and limited environmental impact for hosting the surfing events in Teahupo’o. 

They met for 4 hours on December 10th.

On Sunday 10 December 2023, a public consultation meeting chaired by the President of French Polynesia, Moetai Brotherson, was held at Vairao town hall, in the presence of the Polynesian Minister for Youth and Sport (Nahema Temarii) , environmental and residents’ associations from the West Taiarapu municipal council (including the communes of Teahupo’o, Vairao and Tohaotu), the Tahiti Surfing Federation, the West Taiarapu Tourism Committee, architects and technical and environmental experts from the Institut Jeunesse et Sport de Polynésie Française (IJSPF), Paris 2024 and the French government. 

  • The new judges’ tower project involves:

    • –  Reduction of the surface area of the new tower by 50m2 to bring it back to the size of the old wooden tower (150m2)

    • –  Lightening the new tower (9 tonnes compared with 14 tonnes initially planned) to bring it down to the weight of the old wooden tower and reduce the load on the foundations.

    • –  Reduction of the number of people and equipment on the tower during the Games to coincide with the number of people present for the WSL (25 to 30 people as opposed to 40 in the initial project)

    • –  Reduction of the depth of drilling: 133 drills (HA12mm) from 1.50m to 2m.

    • –  Adoption of a temporary solution for the supply of fibre and electricity, with the technical sheath to be dismantled after the Games (the initial route of this cable was specifically designed to run between the coral reefs, without generating any impact)

    • –  Elimination of drinking water and wastewater connections.

    • –  Reinforced site monitoring measures by the public authorities responsible for environmental protection, environmental consultants and representatives of associations.

    • –  For detailed information on the new tower project, its foundations, construction techniques, transportation methods, etc., please refer to the comprehensive presentation from the public meeting in Teahupo’o on December 10, accessible via the link on the front page.

CARISSA MOORE MAY BE DEPARTING

STAB’S EAST CONCLUDES

MUST-SEE MOMENT


CREDITS

Host, Producer: David Scales @David_Lee_Scales

Host, Producer: Scott Bass @BoardroomShow

Intro Music: Benjamin Booker, Violent Shiver

Outro Music: The Pretenders, 2000 Miles

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