Jul 25, 2021 - Sports

In photos: Surfing makes Olympics debut

Chile's Manuel Selman rides a wave during a free training session at the Games at Tsurigasaki beach.
Chile's Manuel Selman rides a wave during a free training session at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach, Chiba, Japan, on July 24 Photo: Olivier Morin/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Surfing is making its debut at the 2020 Olympics this weekend.

The big picture: The men's surfing got under way at 6p.m. Saturday ET with the first of six rounds, and the women's round began just over three hours later. Eliminations were beginning in the second round. Medal matches are scheduled for July 27.

Kolohe Andino of Team United States surfs during a practice session during day one of the Tokyo Olympic Games at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach on July 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Kolohe Andino of Team United States surfs during a practice session at the Games at Tsurigasaki beach on July 24. Photo: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Carissa Moore of Team United States surfs during a practice session during day one of the Tokyo Olympic Games at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach on July 24 in Tokyo, Japan.
Four-time world champion surfer Carissa Moore, of Team United States, surfs during a Games practice session at Tsurigasaki beach on July 24. Photo : Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Japan's Kanoa Igarashi rides a wave during a free training session at the Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach, in Chiba, on July 24, 2021 during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Japan's Kanoa Igarashi rides a wave during a free training session at the Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach on July 24 during the Games. Photo: Olivier Morin - Pool/Getty Images
 Australia's Stephanie Gilmore rides a wave during a free training session at the Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach, in Chiba, on July 24, 2021 during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Australia's Stephanie Gilmore rides a wave during a free training session at the Tsurigasaki beach on July 24. Photo: Olivier Morin/AFP via Getty Images

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Editor's note: This article will be updated with more photos and further details from the event as the Games progresses.

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