The International Olympic Committee have just announced in Brazil that surfing will now be included in the summer 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Due to the recent advancement of wave pools, surfing can now be judged fairly in a controlled environment. With over 130 surfing nations around the world, it was just a matter of time for surfing to be included in the summer olympics. President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr Thomas Bach said “Surfing is a loved international sport that will be a great addition to the summer olympics in Rio 2016. Mr Bach said himself and the committee believe surfing will bring new Olympic fans of a younger generation that will ultimately include a great selection of competitive athletes from Australia, USA, Portugal, Brazil, Spain and many other surfing nations.