Olympic Heat Draws Announced
Exactly two weeks out from the start date for the waiting period, the ISA has released the Men's and Women's draw for the inaugural Olympic event.
What was originally billed as all sudden death now has a repechage round installed at the beginning, meaning the sudden death begins at Round 2.
For both Men's and Women's the surfers will begin with a four-person heat in Rd 1. Winning surfers will jump to Rd 3 while losing surfers will then contest a five-person heat in Rd 2. Then from Rd 3 to the final all surfers will be contesting man-on-man heats.
See the draws below to see who is surfing against who in Round 1.
Also, see final image for the surf forecast on the first day of the waiting period. The event needs four days to run within an eight day window - 25th July to 1st August.