World No. 3 Tatiana Weston-Webb joins the podcast before she competes for the World Title at the Rip Curl WSL Finals. She breaks down her preparation for the title-deciding event at Trestles, how she's been training, how she feels about her seeding, the support team behind her, and her strategy once she's in the water. She talks about the last few events of the regular season leading up to the Finals, the women's historic return to Teahupo'o, competing in serious conditions, what it was like staying in Tahiti, and dealing with the pressure of the fight for the WSL Final 5. She looks back at the 2021 Rip Curl WSL Finals, coming so close to her first World Title but finishing second to Carissa Moore, the challenging offseason that followed, working with a sports psychologist, and starting this season at Pipeline. Tati also details her career journey up to this point, from her upbringing and inspirations in Kauai, the importance of Brazilian culture in her life, her introduction to surfing, and how her outsider approach makes her a World Title contender.
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