International Surfing Association (ISA) President Fernando Aguerre claimed there was "no frustration whatsoever" after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were postponed.
Surfing was due to make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 this summer, with competition scheduled to take place at Shidashita Beach.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach agreed yesterday to postpone Tokyo 2020 until no later than the summer of 2021, in response to growing worldwide concern over the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite this, Aguerre revealed to insidethegames that there was "no frustration" regarding the decision, branding it "wise".
"I am not aware of all the details, but obviously it is a wise decision, especially with all the developments around the world," he said.
"There is no frustration whatsoever.
"I am a surfer, I am used to paddling for waves that get away and having to wait for the next wave.
"It is the right thing to do, we are supportive, and it is one more year of training for the athletes."
The majority of places for surfers at Tokyo 2020 had already been earned at competitions such as the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, the 2019 World Surf League and 2019 World Surfing Games.
Ten spots were still available through this year's World Surfing Games, which had been scheduled for May 9 to 17 in El Salvador but has now been moved to June 6 to 14.
Aguerre revealed there is a back-up plan in case competition is impacted by coronavirus once again, but that there is a lot of discussion to be had about the qualifying process for the rescheduled Olympic Games.
"We do have back-up plans for a qualifying competition, but at this time, without knowing the new dates for the Olympic Games, it is too premature to look at qualifying," he said.
"Once the dates for the Olympics Games are set, we will move from there and figure out where and when.
"Whether what we have done so far is added on, or replaced, I do not know.
"This will have to be looked at in detail, and it will be a problem for a lot of the sports."
There are now more than 446,000 cases of coronavirus worldwide, with more than 19,000 people dying.
Many countries have introduced stringent measures in an attempt to contain the pandemic, with reports suggesting around one quarter of the world's population is currently under some sort of lockdown.
Aguerre still managed to find some positives in the current situation, however.
"It is allowing people to focus on their families and things that, during really busy times, we forget," he said.
"Humankind will emerge from this challenge better prepared for life.
"I normally surf every day, I have not been able to go surfing all week and I have been watching the waves in Argentina on a webcam.
"At the same time, you are focusing on some areas in life which you were not focusing on enough before.
"It is an opportunity that we have not chosen to have, but we are having to do.
"It is forcing us to put things in perspective."
The IOC voted to include surfing on the Olympic programme in 2016.
It will also feature at Paris 2024, but will take place in Tahiti, nearly 10,000 miles away from France.