2020 Olympic Surfing – The Backup Plan
The introduction of Surfing at the 2020 Olympics in Tsurigasaki Beach Chiba Prefecture hasn’t been without controversy.
There are many naysayers who are against holding the event at an actual beach, rather they would prefer to have the surfing events held in a wave pool where the quality and condition of waves can be controlled. Speculation and rumours about the Kelly Slater Wave Company building a wave pool for the event have been flying around since day dot, but at this stage that looks to be completely out of the question.
In order to catch a large enough swell window, tickets to the 2020 Olympic Surfing events are being sold for a total of four (4) extra days – falling either side of the July 26-29 competition dates. Tickets will sell for 3,000 yen for these extra days, which is the same price as for the regular scheduled competition days.
The tickets are going to be non-refundable in the event of no swell, however the organizers have mentioned that they are planning alternative entertainment should the worst case scenario happen and no swell arrives.