Surfing has been provisionally confirmed for inclusion at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. (Along with skateboarding, breaking, sport climbing)

The four sports showcasing 12 events received the unanimous approval at the International Olympic Committee Session in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Official confirmation of the full sporting programme and athlete places is expected at an IOC Executive Board meeting in December 2020.

It’s going to be an interesting run in with WSL athletes now seemingly making up making up most the numbers at the inaugural event in Japan and high probability that both events will be held in beach breaks after head of the Paris 2024 organising committee Tony Estanguet said,

“We will not be using an artificial wave for the surfing event. We are very lucky to have several natural sites that can be used in France. We already have the expertise needed so we do not wish to invest in the infrastructure for an artificial wave.”

The Paris Olympics are scheduled for 26 July to 11 August 2024. The International Surfing Association said inclusion in a second Games was “another amazing milestone in Surfing’s Olympic wave”

Pray for waves…