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Waxed and ready, surfing ready to ride into Tokyo

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By Martyn Herman

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@Do The Hustle nailed it....

I’m excited to see surfing included in the games, but the venue and timing are going to be far from exciting for its debute.

Including surfing in the Olympics means that you would be able to provide for this event in Summer Olympic after Summer Olympic.

And, as much as I love and cherish surfing as a long-boarder, this is virtually impossible if it requires surfiing in a natural environment.

For example, Beijing or London or Rio..... would they be able to accommodate surfing in a natural environment.

Of course not!

So... what does that mean??

If you want to include surfing, you have to consider the idea of an artificial surf generating facility to allow this to be a sport on an ongoing basis.

That aside, I love surfing out at Chiba or in Shimoda. Some really good beach breaks, particularly during typhoon season!!

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The Olympic surfing will be held in Hebara, Chiba, about three hours drive from Tokyo, plus traffic jams. It’s a really bad place to have it. There is only one single lane road and virtually no public transport. There is also very little parking. It will create a traffic jam covering half of Chiba because every man and his dog are going to want to see it. Furthermore, the surf in August is very fickle and will most likely be less than a meter high with onshore winds (sloppy white soup). I’m excited to see surfing included in the games, but the venue and timing are going to be far from exciting for its debute.

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Surfing in Tokyo?

No thanks....

Considering that the Izu and Ogasawara islands are part of Tokyo, yes please.

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It’s not as bad as you think.

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Surfing in Tokyo?

No thanks....

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