22 Jul 2021

Cyclone may bring action to Olympics' first surfing event

From Checkpoint, 5:47 pm on 22 July 2021

An impending tropical cyclone looks set to bring some action to the surfing competition at the Olympics this weekend.

It's the first time the sport has been included and two New Zealand surfers are hoping to make a splash.

Athletes had been preparing for smaller waves, but a new weather system looks set to bring some big swells.

Here's our reporter Maja Burry from Tokyo.