This is the first time surfing’s been included in the Pan Am Games.
The 2019 Pan Am Games take place in Peru from July 26 – August 11. The top male and top female surfer will qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games, which will take place at Tsurigasaki Beach, Japan, from July 24-August 9, 2020.
There will be a total of 40 surfers competing in the 2020 Games (20 men and 20 women). Each country is only allocated four surfers (two men and two women).