Surfing in the 2020 Olympics
Well surfing was announced this week as one of the latest sports to be added to the Olympic games in Japan in 2020. This is pretty cool news, and many feel it also bodes well for SUP, which may also in time follow suit…
A joint statement by Surfing GB & The English Surfing Federation:
‘Today is a momentous day for Surfing. The International Olympic committee has chosen our beloved sport to be a “Demonstration Event” at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Surfing has come of age, 2020 will be our time to enter the arena of Olympic Sport. We look forward to sharing our wonderful sport with the world.’
Exciting times to be part of a group of sports officially no longer the pursuit of ‘beach bums’!