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BSR Surf Resort to become training site for 2020 U.S. Olympic Team and 2018 Jr. World Championship Team

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 14:58:55-04

BSR Surf Resort's wave pool will become the training site for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team and 2018 Junior World Championship Team this fall. 

Surfing will make its debut at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

USA Surfing CEO Greg Cruse said the wave pool is part of a comprehensive plan for optimal training that prepares athletes to take on the world's best in beach break conditions.

Each of the upcoming competitions features beach break conditions, the September 2018 ISA World Surfing Games in Tahara, Japan, the October 2018 ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Huntington Beach, California and the Olympic Games 2020 at Tsurigasaki Beach in Chiba, Japan.

"The technology allows repeat, made-to-order waves that are perfect for training," Cruse said. "With the capacity to produce three waves per minute at 12-second intervals and different wave configuration at the push of a button from right point to left point to right point with a perfect air section, this wave offers USA Surf Teams the opportunity to train in an environment that closely mimics ocean conditions."

The Junior World Championship Surf Team will be defending its world title at the 2018 ISA World Junior Championship in Huntington Beach from October 27 to November 4.

USA Surfing said many of these athletes are strong prospect for the U.S. Olympic Teams in 2024 and beyond.

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