The competition window for Surfing will be July 27 – August 5, 2024, with four days within that period required to complete the event. Prior to the opening of the window, six training days will be available for the athletes to have exclusive use of the location (July 21 – 26, 2024).

The format for Olympic surfing will give every surfer a chance to surf twice. The winners of Round 1 advance to Round 3 with the 2nd and 3rd place surfers going to an elimination Round 2. From Round 3 onward, heats are one-on-one with winners advancing and 2nd place eliminated through the Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and into the Bronze and Gold Medal matches.

The Seeding in Round 1 is primarily based on the individual result of the surfer at the ISA World Surfing Games 2024.

Round 2 and 3 are reseeded based on the surfers’ results in their previous round combined with their original seed.

Beginning in the Quarterfinals, the rounds are no longer reseeded, and athletes will advance within their bracket to the next round. In the Semifinals 2nd place will advance to the Bronze Medal match, and 1st place will advance to the Gold Medal match.