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WSL awaits 'epic' waves in Tahiti

Ranked No.2, Australia's Jack Robinson's place in the World Surf League Finals is already secure. (PR HANDOUT IMAGE PHOTO) (AAP)

Small conditions at Teahupo'o have again delayed the start of competition in the Tahiti Pro, with "epic" waves expected.

The 10th and final leg of the World Surf League regular season will decide the final five men and women who will compete in their respective Finals in California next month.

The forecast suggests an improvement in conditions over the next week with organisers happy to wait another couple of days for waves the break is renowned for.

"The small run of surf has continued here at Teahupo'o and there just are not enough waves on offer to commence competition today," said Renato Hickel, WSL director of tours and competition.

"The good news is there is plenty of surf on the way and we should be seeing epic conditions begin on August 15th and run through until the end of the window.

"Our competitors will get their opportunity at proper Teahupo'o, which is what we all come here for."

On the men's side of the draw, No.1-ranked Filipe Toledo and Australian Jack Robinson have already secured their spots in the Finals.

Compatriot Ethan Ewing, who won J-Bay last month, sits third in the rankings and so is in a good position to advance.

The Australian duo of world No.7 Callum Robson and world No.9 Connor O'Leary face tough task to break into the top five.

In the women's draw, only top-ranked Carissa Moore and Johanne Defay have locked in their spot.

Seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore currently sits in fourth spot while two-time world title-holder Tyler Wright is seventh after effectively missing three events due to COVID-19 and visa issues.

It means Wright needs a huge result in Tahiti in order to leapfrog her way into the top five.