Adriano de Souza - Will he surf the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil

Surfing has never been so near the Summer Olympic Games.

Brazil has been chosen to held the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the landmark capital of a country of surfers.

Our sport has made a long and difficult journey towards the Olympic recognition. Sometimes we've been closer, sometimes we've been beaten by other emerging sports.

BMX, snowboarding and beach volleyball have made it to the Games.

As President of ISA, Fernando Aguerre has tried to push Surfing into the top priorities of the Olympic Movement.

It is not an easy and quick task. It take time.

But, the time is now. Brazil could do it.

Surfing has it all - a strong and global industry, a fashionable lifestyle, an image of drug-free competition, worldwide ocean conditions, a growing number of athletes, a TV-friendly format and a very competitive professional status.

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Mundaka

The Billabong Pro Mundaka, Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, has been called off for the third consecutive day this morning, with little swell and high tides prompting the call.

“There’s nothing on offer today so we’ve called competition off,” Perry Hatchett, ASP Head Judge, said. “Event organizers are tracking a some movement for the coming days and we’ll reassess tomorrow for a possible restart.”

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 10am to assess conditions for a possible recommencement.

When competition resumes, up first will be ASP Dream Tour veteran Dean Morrison (AUS), 28, up against event wildcard Dean Bowen (AUS) in Heat 9 of Round 1.

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Kai Otton

Another lay day has been called for the Billabong Pro Mundaka with little swell on offer this morning and swamping high tides.

Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Mundaka completed the opening eight heats of Round 1, opting to run the man-on-man elimination format. While the past two days seen the event run, developing swell on the horizon is looking promising for a recommencement in the next couple of days.

“Obviously we’re off today with little-to-no surf today,” Mike Parsons, Billabong Pro Mundaka Contest Director, said. “We’re looking at a possible bump tomorrow afternoon, looking better on Friday. We’re also monitoring a better-looking swell set to arrive for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. We’ll be back tomorrow to have another look though.”

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 9am to assess conditions for a possible recommencement.

When competition resumes, up first will be ASP Dream Tour veteran Dean Morrison (AUS), 28, up against event wildcard Dean Bowen (AUS) in Heat 9 of Round 1.

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