Longboarding Could Be Included in the 2028 LA Olympics

May 15, 2024

Imagine the world’s best longboarders gliding down the point at Malibu, but instead of Malibu’s  typical Sunday afternoon summertime shit-show of drop ins and board traffic, just two surfers are in the water, and they’re surfing for Olympic medals.

The IOC is currently mulling over a proposal by the International Surfing Association (ISA) to pair longboard to the already-approved shortboarding event at the LA 2028 Games. We’ll know longboard’s Olympic fate by the first quarter of 2025. The Inertia