Shred time in Tokyo as surfing joins the wave of Olympic sports

Peru's Lucca Mesinas rides a wave during the first round of the men's surfing competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at Tsurigasaki beach in Ichinomiya, Japan. (Olivier Morin/Pool Photo via AP)

Surfing’s Olympic debut coincided with a welcomed swell arriving this weekend like a gift from the weather gods.