Surfing fans hoping to catch the Olympic event for the first time at Tokyo 2020 may need to buy non-refundable tickets for more than one day in case of rescheduling due to weather.

Organisers have announced alternative competition day tickets in case conditions require the postponing of the planned event date.

Surfing competitions are dependent on large enough waves, as well as fair weather conditions. Therefore, tickets will be available for a total of four extra days, which fall either side of the scheduled July 26-29 competition, the Japan Times reports.

A source told the newspaper that the non-refundable tickets for the additional days will cost 3,000 yen ($27/€24/£20), which is the same price as the scheduled competition days.

Organisers are said to be putting together alternative entertainment for competition days and non-competition days, like an event to introduce the culture of surfing.

Tokyo 2020 will mark the first time surfing has been included in the Olympics and it will make its debut at Tsurigasaki Beach in Chiba Prefecture with two events – the men’s and women’s shortboard.

Ticket applications for the Olympics and Paralympics are scheduled to go on sale in April.

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