Male, Maldives, September 3, 2019: With surfing set to make its Olympic Games debut in Tokyo next summer, the Maldives Olympic Committee has announced that the Maldives Surfing Association (MSA) will be taking part in the International Surfing Association World Surfing Games at Miyazaki, Japan from September 7-15.
“It is after nearly 17 years (since 2002) that we are going to take part in @isasurfing World Surfing Games 2019 - a historic event with the highest participation of 240 athletes from 55 nations,” the Maldives Surfing Association reports.
“MSA will also take part in this year’s International Surfing Association Annual General Assembly to be held at Miyazaki, Japan during the World Surfing Games.”
The Team Maldives delegation will comprise three officials and four athletes led by team captain Hussain Areef.
The Maldives Surfing Association thanks the following for their support: Ministry of Youth-Sports and Community Empowerment, Ahmed Mahloof, Tropicsurf, Atoll Adventures, The Perfect Wave, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa and the Maldives Olympic Committee.