It was a first time event for the Vahine Cup, an annual open surf contest for women that happened in Tahiti, French Polynesia, over the course of the week-end. A great success with candidates coming from all over the island to compete in a relaxed & joyful but determined Pacifican Spirit.
The event took place on the beach break of Taharuu, located on the southwest coast of the island of Tahiti. The surf spot is fueled by the same swell than the mythical spot of Teahupo’o, southward, which gathered professional surfers from all around the world a few weeks before during the World Championship Tour Billabong Pro stage.
The competition was won by favorite Karelle Poppke in the open category and young Heimiti Fierro in the junior category.
The event was also a good occasion to highlight the most promising talents of women Tahitian surf. Aelan Vaast, for instance, took the second place in the open category. No wonder since she is the sister of European junior champion Kauli Vaast. And Heimiti Fierro is none other than the young sister of Vahine Fierro, who is presently making her way up the women’s Qualifying Series in the World Surf League.
Vahine Cup was organized by ITINUI Surf Club
Via Tahiti Info (in french)