Nick Carroll On: Welcome To The Wonderful World Of Surfing

19 Sep 2017 3

Nick Carroll

Senior Writer

COASTALWATCH | LATEST NEWS

WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SURFING!

It’s on the Olympics front page. It’s in the KSWC pool. Could the two soon be one?

Good Lord.

While everyone is busy wondering how they can get a look at Kelly’s Wave Pool Demo Contest thing, the other great modern public surf adventure — the Olympics! — just got another little kick along.

ISA president Fernando Aguerre sent CW this link of surfing on the main page of the official Olympic Games site.

I implore you all to read and view. For it is important that we all understand what lies ahead. Music! Art! Yoga! Environmental discussions. A cultural experience, not just a sporting competition.

In three years, this will actually happen, all at Tsurigasaki Beach near Tokyo. And then Paris four years later, and then Los Angeles.

Prepare yourselves damn it.

But can I tell you another thing? According to a CW source, among the very small and select group of spectators at Kelly’s wave pool event tomorrow will be — you guessed it — some people connected with the International Olympic Committee.

They will be getting a first up look at the pool in action as a contest venue.

The two great modern semi-public surf adventures may not be far away from becoming one.


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