There are signs that surfing has existed in Peru for over 3000 years, during the pre-Inca era. However, its modern origin dates back to the 20th century. Surfing will make its debut at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.
This sport is about keeping balance on a special board on the waves. As it is an exhibition sport, judges must evaluate the surfer who will perform maneuvers according to the criteria in each class.