Road to Tokyo: Surfing - The Qualifier Stories, Episode 5

Indonesia's surfing sensation Rio Waida is hoping to qualify for Tokyo 2020 when surfing makes its Olympic debut.
Indonesia's surfing sensation Rio Waida is hoping to qualify for Tokyo 2020 when surfing makes its Olympic debut.

Surfing is one of the five new sports to make its Olympic debut next summer. Relive the drama of last year's qualifiers, where athletes from across the world battled to book their tickets to next year's Games.

In the fifth part of the series, Indonesia’s Olympic hopeful Rio Waida battles it out on the waves with the world’s best including Jordy Smith, Kolohe Andino, Michel Bourez, Italo Ferreira, Filipe Toledo and Gabriel Medina.

Watch the video below to see the fifth episode of the women's qualifiers, continuing the Road to Tokyo.

I guess it is my life. It's kind of like waking up and brushing my teeth. If I could not compete tomorrow, I'd still surf every day, hopefully for the rest of my life.

Kolohe Andino, USA

Men’s Early Rounds | Road to Tokyo: Surfing - The Qualifier Stories
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Indonesia’s Olympic hopeful Rio Waida battles it out on the waves with the world’s best including Jordy Smith, Kolohe Andino, Michel Bourez, Italo Ferreira, Filipe Toledo and Gabriel Medina.