Road to Tokyo: Surfing - The Qualifier Stories, Episode 6

Legendary surfer Kelly Slater during the Tokyo 2020 qualifiers
Legendary surfer Kelly Slater during the Tokyo 2020 qualifiers

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 sixth part of the series, Jordy Smith and Michel Bourez are surprised by the changeable conditions in Miyazaki (Japan), which lead to their elimination. On the other hand, Indonesia's Rio Waida and Morocco’s Olympic hope, Ramzi Boukhiam, continue to fight while Portugal's Frederico Morais secures his Olympic spot.

Watch the video below to see the sixth episode, continuing the Road to Tokyo.

I always liked it. I always liked the vibe. Meeting everybody from a bunch of countries and just the super energy of the event, it's great.

Ramzi Boukhiam, Morocco

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Miyazaki’s changing conditions cause problems for some of the top names. Jordy Smith and Michel Bourez are eliminated while Rio Waida and Morocco’s Olympic hope, Ramzi Boukhiam, stay in the fight. Portugal’s Frederico Morais secures an Olympic spot.