Surfing to become an Olympic sport

Finally Surfing is to be included in the Olympics

but not until Tokyo 2020 and the contest will take place in real waves, not, as many speculated in the Kelly Slater designed wave pool , Japan is well known for its typhoon season which delivers solid waves and the designated site is Shidashita Beach 40 kms from Tokyo which is described as a “Punchy beach break with┬áconsistent sand bars that sometimes barrels allowing for some scoring potential for the lucky participants, who will consist of just 20 men and 20 women . the criteria for competition style and selection is still unclear at this stage .

Of Course Kelly Slater has expressed an interest in competing even if he will be 48 years old , One to watch out for !

 

 

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