Breaking Waves

Going into the final event of the surf season, Americans held the three top spots in women’s world championship standings. But only two of them can qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where the sport is making its Olympic…

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Going into the final event of the surf season, Americans held the three top spots in women’s world championship standings. But only two of them can qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where the sport is making its Olympic debut.

This Newsy documentary follows Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson and Caroline Marks as they compete for Olympic berths — a drama-filled race to Tokyo that touches on the ascendance of the sport, the fight for gender equality and the joys, as well as the pressures of being the best surfers in the world.

This story was produced in partnership with Marie Claire: http://marieclaire.com/battle-for-the…

Additional footage courtesy of:
Grom Social https://gromsocial.com/
Lakey Peterson https://lakeypeterson.com/
Riss. A Film by RBMH/Peter Hamblin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plAtm…
The Today Show https://www.today.com/
World Surf League https://www.worldsurfleague.com/

A special thanks to:
USA Surfing: https://www.usasurfing.org/

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