THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF TOKYO 2020 WILL DESTROY 3 PERFECT WAVES

Osaki, Kabune and Inamura will disappear because of the construction of the sailing village.

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Artist Miguel Brieva's series of satirical images, inspired by an ongoing, real-life scenario, depicts the destruction of three perfect waves, sacrificed to make way for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Osaki, Kabune and Inamura are three important waves in Japan, known to surfers from all around the world. The last of the three is a world-class wave, home of the big wave contest Inamura Classic, but the construction of the breakwater for the Olympic Games will mean the end of all three of these spots. We will always be against any intervention that has a negative effect on the coast (and the natural environment more generally), but even more when it is conducted in the name of an Olympic Games at which, on the back of developments in artificial wave technology, surfing has been touted as an Olympic sport.

This seems to us a perfect example of the neurosis that governs our society: we destroy the natural world in order to emulate it with new technology. This is one of the contradictions with which the surfing world will have to live if surfing is one day to become an Olympic sport, although it now seems unlikely that this will happen in 2020. What is certain is that in four years’ time we will lose three more waves.

 

Source: http://www.save-our-kotsubo.com/album/a.html and all our Japanese friends.

*We received the image above from Japan but, sincerely, we don´t know if It´s about the construction we are talking about. Is part of the problem of lack of information.

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