Tokyo2020, the end of surfing nations?

Tokyo2020, the end of surfing nations?

Now that the #ISAworlds #Surfing Games are over and #Biarritz is quiet again, @isasurfing @wsl and the #ICO are back to work negotiating the #qualifications system for the #Tokyo2020 #Olympics.

Many #surfingnations that have had a long history of taking part in international surf competitions may have done so for the last time this year. The @scottishsurfingfederation joined other #surfingnations' federations and teams (@hawaiisurfteam vs. @usasurfing or #fédérationTahitienneDeSurf vs. @surfingfrance) in advocating for the right to compete separately from their administrative mainland. However it seems that the next ISA #WorldSurfingGames will forge ahead with an #Olympics countries format: prior to the event, Scottish #surfers will have to compete against @surfingengland and @welshsurffed athletes in order to secure a space under the #teamGB flag. Unless a wee cataclysmic post #Brexit #ScottishIndependence vote happens, #Scotland will be waving their flags on the beaches of the world no more. Alba gu bràth! Keep the heid! Keep surfing! 🙏for the 😂 and guid 🐟! ✒📷: @_laurence_b #swellbound

 Scotland waving their flag on the Grande Plage

Scotland waving their flag on the Grande Plage

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