Meet the women who will be surfing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in 2021

Just seven women's surfing spots remain as the field for the sports Olympic debut takes shape. Who will join the likes of Carissa Moore, and Stephanie Gilmore on the plane to Japan?

By Ashlee Tulloch

The picture for women's surfing at the Tokyo 2020 Games in 2021 is getting clearer.

Thirteen spots are confirmed and just seven places remain.

The final qualifiers will be decided at the 2021 ISA World Surfing Games in May 29- June 6, in El Salvador.

Female surfers who have qualified for Tokyo 2020 Olympics in 2021

Eight elite women's surfers' tickets were locked in with provisional qualification through the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour.

Carissa Moore became the first American female to qualify for surfing's Olympic debut while clinching her fourth surfing world title in Hawaii.

19-year old Caroline Marks joins Moore and completes Team USA's female roster for the Tokyo Games after finishing second in the end of year world rankings.

Seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore will be a hot contender repping Australia's national green and gold colours with Sally Fitzgibbons. They've also both qualified for the Olympics.

Brazil's Tatiana Weston-Webb and Silvana Lima will be looking to make their mark in Tokyo. The Brazilians are expected to pull out their beat aerial manoeuvres in the Japanese waves, which could well suit their style of surfing.

France's Johanne Defay and Brisa Hennessy of Costa Rica round out the places secured through the WSL.

Daniella Rosas will represent Peru after earning qualification through the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

The 2019 ISA World Surfing Games was a successful competition for several other women who also punched their tickets to Tokyo.

Japan’s Shino Matsuda, South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag, New Zealand’s Ella Williams, and Israel’s Anat Lelior earned their places too.

Who will be surfing at the Olympics in 2021?

The 13 confirmed female surfers in Tokyo next year are:

Qualified via the 2019 World Surf League Championship Tour:

Carissa Moore (United States)

Caroline Marks (United States)

Stephanie Gilmore (Australia)

Sally Fitzgibbons (Australia)

Tatiana Weston-Webb (Brazil)

Silvana Lima (Brazil)

Johanne Defay (France)

Brisa Hennessy (Costa Rica)

Qualified through the 2019 Pan American Games:

Daniella Rosas (Peru)

Qualified through the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games:

Bianca Buitendag (South Africa)

Shino Matsuda (Japan)

Anat Lelior (Israel)

Ella Williams (New Zealand)

Photo gallery: WSL women's surfers qualified for the Olympics

Women's WSL surfers going to the Olympics 

Find out more about how they booked their spots at the Games, in the Olympic Channel originals series - Road to Tokyo: Surfing - The Qualifier Stories