We reported a while back that surfing was finally included in the Olympics that will take place in Tokyo in 2020. On August 3rd, it was announced that surfing, Karate, baseball/softball, skateboarding, and sport climbing were going to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic program, but no venue or location for any of the sports had been revealed.
Now, the International Olympic Committee announced that the surfing competition will take place at Japan’s Tsurigasaki Beach, located in the Greater Tokyo Area, Chiba Prefecture. The beach is just an hour train ride away from Tokyo and it is already a popular surf spot and surf competition favorite.
When the news that surfing would become an Olympic sport hit, people were somewhat confused about how and where exactly the event would take place. It was speculated that a surf pool, such as Kelly Slater’s surf pool, would be used, but it appears that the good old Pacific Ocean is going be the venue for the Tokyo 2020 Surfing Olympics.
The surfing competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have 40 participants in total, 20 women and 20 men. Unfortunately, there will only be shortboarding and no SUP, bodyboard or longboard division. Hopefully, those will be added for the next Olympics.
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