Costa Rica Surfing – Surfing will be included in the Olympics for the first time in Tokyo 2020.
The International Surfing Association and the World Surf League have designated parameters to qualify, which will be ratified in February.
If the classification were today by these parameters Leilani McGonagle would be the only Costa Rican to qualify. She was on the podium at the World Open in France and won the gold at the Central American Games in Nicaragua.
40 surfers will participate in Tokyo, 20 males and 20 females. There will be a maximum of two per country. There are three ways to qualify. The first 10 men and 8 women ranked in the professional level World Tour qualify. The first four men and five women of each year, 2019 and 2020, at the World Surfing Games also get a direct ticket.
The gold medalist male and female from the Pan American Games of Lima will also take part.
The last female and male place are reserved for the host country.