Surfing is one of the five new sports to make its Olympic debut next summer. Relive the drama of last year's qualifiers, where athletes from across the world battled to book their tickets to next year's Games.
In the second part of the series, meet South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag, New Zealand’s Paige Hareb, Germany’s Rachel Presti and Spain's Leticia Canales, all of them battling in the early qualifiers rounds on the waves of Miyazaki to keep on dreaming for an Olympic spot.
Watch the video below to see the beginning of the women's competition, as they start their Road to Tokyo.
You never get the same wave twice and with qualifiying it can be difficult because you might just need a 2 point-ride, never being able to get it and lose out on going to the Olympics...
Rachel Presti, professional surfer (Germany)