Surfing at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

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Qualification for surfing at the 2020 Summer Olympics will be based on the performances at two editions of the ISA World Surfing Games, the World Surf League Championship Tour, and the Pan American Games. Twenty athletes per gender must qualify for the Games, with only a maximum of two each per NOC. Host nation Japan has been entitled to use a single quota place each in both men's and women's shortboard. If Japan directly qualifies in any of the tournaments, the host country place(s) shall be reallocated to the next highest ranked eligible athlete at the 2020 World Surfing Games.[1]

Summary[edit]

Quota places will be allocated to the athletes in the following events:

  • Host country: Japan is allocated 1 place in both men's and women's events. If at least one Japan has earned a qualification place through other events, the relevant host country place(s) shall be reallocated to the next highest ranked eligible athlete at the 2020 World Surfing Games.
  • 2019 World Surf League – the 10 highest ranked men and 8 highest ranked women will be awarded quota places.
  • 2019 ISA World Surfing Games – the top finishers from each continent with the exception of the Americas will be awarded a quota place.
  • 2019 Pan American Games – the top finisher in men's and women's events will be awarded a quota place.
  • 2020 ISA World Surfing Games – the top 4 men and 6 women will be awarded quota places. If a NOC or National Olympic Committee qualifies more than the maximum number of athletes, the 2020 ISA World Surfing Games will prevail and any places earned from 2019 will be reawarded to the next highest finishing athlete(s). Each NOC is allowed to send a maximum of four athletes (two per gender) to the Olympic surfing competition.[1]

Timeline[edit]

Event Date Venue
2019 Pan American Games July 30 – August 4, 2019 Peru Lima
2019 World Surf League April 3 – December 20, 2019 Various locations
2019 ISA World Surfing Games September 7–15, 2019 Japan Miyazaki
2020 ISA World Surfing Games April – May 2020 TBD
Re-allocation of unused quota places June 26, 2020

Men's shortboard[edit]

Event Places Qualified surfer
Host NOC 1  TBD (JPN)
2019 Pan American Games 1
2019 World Surf League 10
2020 ISA World Surfing Games 4
2019 ISA World Surfing Games – Africa 1
2019 ISA World Surfing Games – Asia 1
2019 ISA World Surfing Games – Europe 1
2019 ISA World Surfing Games – Oceania 1
Total 20

Women's shortboard[edit]

Event Places Qualified surfer
Host NOC 1  TBD (JPN)
2019 Pan American Games 1
2019 World Surf League 8
2020 ISA World Surfing Games 6
2019 ISA World Surfing Games – Africa 1
2019 ISA World Surfing Games – Asia 1
2019 ISA World Surfing Games – Europe 1
2019 ISA World Surfing Games – Oceania 1
Total 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tokyo 2020 Qualification System – Surfing" (PDF). isasurf.org. International Surfing Association. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2018.