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2020 Tokyo Olympic Games surfing in the sea or in a pool and we answer surf

For its debut as an Olympic sport in Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee has finally decidico the final seat of surfing competitions.

All details will be held as IOC, selection of participants and awards in this article.

The general joy aroused in thousands of fans the first inclusion of surfing in the Olympics debuting in the coming Tokyo 2020 (not without opposing voices) remained etched in the memory of all with comments, statements and images as the torch Olympic worn by surfers in the waves even as in this article and video.

But in addition to questions about how participants would be selected surfers, if national team level of each country or among the best in the professional league WSL, or doubts whether longboard mode would be included, the biggest question that was presented was where these competitions are held.

The wave pool sounded like the most likely option, given the complication of finding quality waves during specific days of the Games, different countries, including the interior, which can host the Olympics, and the difficulty of judging athletes in a traditional way.

Voices like Kelly Slater and felt about it , as we will share in this interview the 11 times world champion and owner of the wave pool Surfing the World League itself has acquired.

But finally, the IOC, International Olympic Committee, has decided that way and where these first Olympics held Surf.

2020 Tokyo Olympics in their mode of surf will be held at sea, particularly in the waves Tsurigasaki beach in Chiba Prefecture, between Kujukuri and Ichinomiya, and at the southern end of the beach Kujukuri.

The IOC has also specified that the Olympic competition surf surfers will have 40 – 20 men and 20 women – from various nations but without defining the criteria which will be used to include or not in the list.

The ISA is responsible for coordinating the championships and thus the top professional tour WSL not be guaranteed to be part of the Olympics.

There will be only one division, shortboard, and three medals by category, gold, silver and bronze, as in other Olympic sports will be delivered.

The selection of judges is another issue that the IOC has left unclear in this release.

Tsurigasaki, Japan

Beach Tsurigasaki is over 60 km long and has already hosted several international competitions.

Get swells of the Pacific Ocean with enough consistency but can not qualify as a spot ‘World Class’.

To get a rough idea of waves that can give the future site of the Olympic Games in the modality of surf, see this video of the finals of a Billabong Pro held in the Japanese beach.

Get swells of the Pacific Ocean with enough consistency but can not qualify as a spot ‘World Class’.

To get a rough idea of ​​waves that can give the future site of the Olympic Games in the modality of surf, see this video of the finals of a Billabong Pro held in the Japanese beach.

Get swells of the Pacific Ocean with enough consistency but can not qualify as a spot ‘World Class’.

To get a rough idea of ​​waves that can give the future site of the Olympic Games in the modality of surf, see this video of the finals of a Billabong Pro held in the Japanese beach.

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20/12/2016

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