Here's some nice drone footage of Tsurigasaki Beach. (Vimeo user: namitsu)
The sport of surfing will make its debut in the Japan 2020 Summer Olympics.
The contest site will be Tsurigasaki Beach, Japan, from July 24-August 9, 2020. There will be a waiting period of 16 days and once started, the competition will run for two (2) days. There will be a total of 40 surfers competing in the 2020 Games (20 men and 20 women).
|2019 Pan American Games||July 26, 2019 – August 11, 2019||Punta Rocas, Lima, Peru|
|World Surf League Championship Tour||March 2019 - Dec 2019||Various Locations|
|2019 ISA World Surfing Games||Sept. 7-15, 2019||Kisakihama Beach, Miyazaki Prefecture|
|2020 ISA World Surfing Games||April - May 2020||TBA|
18 spots out of the 40 surfers will be reserved for the top World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour Surfers. Host nation: One man and one woman will be guaranteed entry for the host nation of Japan unless already filled through the above events.
Tsurigasaki Beach is located in Ichinomiya town on Chiba Prefecture's Pacific coastline.
The contest site is approximately 100kms from Tokyo and takes about 1.5 hours by car to get there. The closest train station is Kazusa-Ichinomiya Station (JR Sotobo Line, Wakashio Line). The beach has hosted a QS contest for many years and is now a bustling surfers paradise with shops, restaurants, and of course waves. Tsurigasaki works best on NE to SE swells from the Pacific Ocean.View on Google Maps
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