World Surfing Games

This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

The World Surfing Games were founded in 1996 as a way to attract the attention of the International Olympic Committee, in hopes that surfing would be considered for inclusion in Olympic Games—not necessarily a popular goal among the sport's rank and file, but one that amateur contest organizers had dreamed about for decades. The World Games replaced the 1964-founded World Surfing Championships. Ho...

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