ISA Press Release September 2005

ISA Press Release September 2005

SYMBOLIC AND COLORFUL “PARADE OF NATIONS” AND “SANDS OF THE WORLD”CEREMONIES WILL KICK OFF THE 2005 QUIKSILVER ISA WORLD JUNIOR SURFINGCHAMPIONSHIPS ON OCTOBER 8, 2005

U.S.A to Host the International Event Convening 26 Nations in Huntington Beach, California

Huntington Beach, California, September 22, 2005 – On October 8, 2005, at 2 p.m., the world’s most prestigious junior surfing contest, the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships, will officially kick off with the colorful “Parade of Nations” followed by the traditional “Sands of the World” ceremony. Teams from 26 countries including: Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica,Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Tahiti, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela will participate in the parade and sand ceremony. Both ceremonies will be a visual and emotional beginning to the week-long contest.

In the “Parade of Nations,” similar to an Olympic opening ceremony, teams will march in alphabetical order by country down the Huntington Beach pier and through the contest area proudly touting their nation’s flag and wearing their national colors. Once assembled, the “Sands of the World” ceremony will commence. In this ceremony, an International Surfing Association (ISA) tradition created by ISA President Fernando Aguerre for the World Surfing Games in 1996, each team will pour sand brought from their respective country into a specially crafted box in a display of unity and fraternal spirit. The significance of the ceremony is paramount to the ISA’s hopes for a peaceful world and is symbolic of the spirit of community throughout the sport of surfing worldwide. The ceremony will also feature welcoming speeches by a host of dignitaries.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the world’s most important sport body, recognizes the ISA as the world governing authority for surfing and waveriding sports. Inspired by the Olympic spirit, the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships showcases athletes competing on behalf of their country. The top four finalists will be awarded gold, silver, bronze and copper medals. Like in the Olympics, cultural identity, team spirit and moments of great personal triumph are hallmarks of the event. For more information, visit: surf.quiksilver.com/2005/isa/index.php

QUIKSILVER ISA WORLD JUNIOR SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2005

4. OLYMPIC NEWS

2005 QUIKSILVER ISA WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM TO BE AWARDED IOC PRESIDENT’S TROPHY

August 22, 2005 – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President’s Trophy arrived at the International Surfing Association’s headquarters last week and will be awarded to the top ranking national team at the end of the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships 2005.

ISA President Fernando Aguerre will present the illustrious trophy at the Awards Ceremony scheduled for October 16, 2005. Individual members of the victorious team will also receive an ISA gold medal.

Last year in Tahiti, Australia came out on top, taking home the trophy and the World Junior Championship Team title.

Nine years ago, in 1996, the ISA awarded the first IOC President’s Trophy for surfing to the USA Team at the World Surfing Games in Huntington Beach. This commemorated the first time that surfers competed in an event under the Olympic Movement.

The ISA World Junior Surfing Championships, hosted by Surfing America and sponsored by Quiksilver this year, is set to take place in Huntington Beach October 8 – 16, 2005. It will showcase talented young athletes from countries around the world battling it out to take home individual and team titles.

The IOC gives the President’s Trophy only to officially recognized International Federations. The International Surfing Aociation has been recognized by the IOC as the international governing body for surfing and all wave riding sports since 1995.

For more information, send an email to the ISA: surf@isasurf.org

5. ISA DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

ISA DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

We are very pleased with the recent increase in interest in this area of ISA business. It appears after many years of discussions and a slow take-up of the programs that many surfing nations are now in the position to take a serious look at this area of promoting participation in the sport. This is all part of the global expansion of surfing and it is certainly an area that needs the involvement of the various member national associations to build this base to the participation pyramid.

The system consists of a number of layers and project areas. Our approach at the ISA is to endorse what we consider to be the “best practice programs and these are developed by Surfing Australia. Whilst this is good for Surfing Australia, it is also a major benefit to those taking part in the program as it fast tracks many years of coaching and surfschool experience and therefore brings the new Licensees current information and operational experience. Royalties within the program are very fair and moderate and contribute to new coaching resource development.

Affiliation under the Surfschools Worldwide system can be at either of two levels:

a.As a General Licensee has the responsibility to conduct accreditation courses for coaches and also sub-license Surfschools in a “territory. Currently Brazil, Venezuela, Italy, Ireland, Barbados, Japan, Costa Rica, Fiji and New Zealand have such licenses. All material required to present the various courses is provided under the Licence and Surfing Australia works with the GL to make sure the courses are presented properly.

B.Where no GL exists in a country, a surfschool can directly affiliate. This happens at the moment in Peru.

Surfing Australia has just redesigned its coaching accreditation system it has an update every 4 years built other programs, so the amount of educational programming is growing.

We currently have three points of support for countries using our system. Surfing Australia (Alan Atkins), Marcos Conde (CBS — Brazil) for Latin America and the Caribbean and Peter Cook for Europe.

The coaching and surfschool activities in a country provide jobs, responsible activity which is regarded well by Government, athlete preparation making success from competition more likely, talent identification of future stars, an income stream from tourism and a profile for the sport.

Surfing Australia and the ISA will be conducting a briefing on the night of October 13 at the Quiksilver ISA World Surfing Championships, Huntington Beach, for all those interested in being part of our system. Duration expected to be about 30 minutes. Following this will be a “get together of all Surfing Australia Surfschools Worldwide Licensees and also ISA Judging Development Program Licensees. Full details will be included in event schedule details or contact Alan Atkins or Layla Marcille of the ISA on site at the event or functions.

Contact details: Alan Atkins – alanatkins@surfingaustralia.com or Marcos Conde – marcosconde@highway.com.br

SOFIA MULANOVICH: THE BEST SURFER IN THE WORLD

The Peruvian Sofà­a Mulanovich, current World Champion and leader of the 2005 season of the WCT, received new recognition this year, winning the award as the Best Female Surfer, granted by the most prestigious surf magazine, “Surfer Magazine”.

After obtaining only a few months ago the ESPY trophy as the best feminine athlete of action sports, Sofà­a Mulanovich reaches new recognition, what clearly demonstrates her fan’s support towards the small but great athlete.

The award ceremony was located in The Grove, in Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California. In addition to the trophy and the gratitude of the public, our champion and the other winner, Kelly Slater, were awarded with a Suzuki Grand Vitara, granted by the sponsor of the event.

Thanks to votes from thousands of fans from around the world and of course from Peru, Sofà­a was able to achieve this new award.

The 2005 Surfer Poll and Video Awards has been celebrated for four decades and has the highest honor between the awards ceremonies of this kind in the both categories, masculine and feminine.

The second position was left to the Hawaiian Keala Kenelly, followed by Rochelle Ballard, also from Hawaii. In the fourth position was the American Lisa Andersen and Layne Beachley took the fifth position.

“It’s a great honor to be nominated for the ESPY and the Surfer Poll and Video Awards 2005 and is still more incredible to have won both of them. I am really thankful to the fans, the ones who vote for these prizes, and even more thankful to the people from Peru, because without their support and good vibes, nothing would have happened “, declared Sofà­a.

The Peruvian surfer is now in the United States, preparing herself for the following date of the World 2005 Tour of the WCT, to take place in Malibu, California, from the 1st to the 9th of October. Mulanovich leads the current season with 5268 points, followed very closely by Chelsea Georgeson, with 5040 points.

Translated by ISA intern, Cristiana Tepedino. Submitted by Hans Firbas: hansfirbas@sportscreen.net

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION’S CELEBRITY SURF JAM ROCKS HUNTINGTON BEACH

Musicians, Pros and Everyday Joe’s Come Together to Surf in Support of Beach and Coastal Environments

(September 13, 2005) In what might have been the year’s most exciting surf event, the first annual Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Surf Jam, saw a first-time-ever mix of top professional surfers, musicians and average every-day surfers battle it out in the surf next to the famed Huntington Beach Pier this past weekend.

Utilizing the National Surf League’s unique “Game format, competitors were separated into two teams consisting of four pros, four celebrity musicians and four Surfrider Foundation activists each. The Silver Team included such notable names as last year’s Quiksilver California Cup MVP Pat O’Connell, Ventura wunderkind Dane Reynolds, RVCA pro Pascal Standsfield and crowd favorite and Volcom pro Alex Gray. Joining them were Pennywise singer Jim Lindberg, Incubus bassist Ben Kenney and singer Brandon Boyd. The team was rounded out by Surfrider activists Andy Dellenbach, Ari Lawrence, JP Holeman, Joel Banslaben and Brian Lind. Leading the Team was Big Wave legend, coach Mike Parsons.

Surfing against them was Blue Team captain Rob Machado, who was joined by Huntington Beach up-and-comer Brett Simpson and current World Championship Tour stars Tim Curran and Timmy Reyes. Also surfing on the Blue Team were Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and Sugar Ray Bassist Murphy Kargas, Good Charlotte’s Dean Butterworth and longtime surfer and Porno For Pyros guitarist Peter Distefano. Surfrider activists Christian Spinillo, Theron Stanley, John Wright and Leslie Poland rounded out the team, along with champion NSL coach Garth Tarlow.

While event organizers had been concerned about the less-then-stellar conditions throughout the week leading up to the event, Sunday dawned with solid 2-4 foot surf and glassy conditions. With the Silver Team taking the water first, team captain Pat O’Connell wasted no time catching what might have been the day’s longest wave — a beautiful left that Pat eventually rode through the treacherous barnacle encrusted pilings and onto beach on the opposite side of the pier. Blue Team pro Tim Curran quickly answered back during the next quarter with an amazing 360º aerial grab that had the crowd on its feet cheering. Even the celebrities got into the groove, as evidenced by Incubus’ Brandon Boyd, who ended up receiving the day’s highest score for absolutely ripping a beautiful right handed peeler, prompting fellow team mate Alex Gray to quip “How’d he geere awarded with a Suzuki Grand Vitara, granted by the sponsor of the event.

Thanks to votes from thousands of fans from around the world and of course from Peru, Sofà­a was able to achieve this new award.

The 2005 Surfer Poll and Video Awards has been celebrated for four decades and has the highest honor between the awards ceremonies of this kind in the both categories, masculine and feminine.

The second position was left to the Hawaiian Keala Kenelly, followed by Rochelle Ballard, also from Hawaii. In the fourth position was the American Lisa Andersen and Layne Beachley took the fifth position.

“It’s a great honor to be nominated for the ESPY and the Surfer Poll and Video Awards 2005 and is still more incredible to have won both of them. I am really thankful to the fans, the ones who vote for these prizes, and even more thankful to the people from Peru, because without their support and good vibes, nothing would have happened “, declared Sofà­a.

The Peruvian surfer is now in the United States, preparing herself for the following date of the World 2005 Tour of the WCT, to take place in Malibu, California, from the 1st to the 9th of October. Mulanovich leads the current season with 5268 points, followed very closely by Chelsea Georgeson, with 5040 points.

Translated by ISA intern, Cristiana Tepedino. Submitted by Hans Firbas: hansfirbas@sportscreen.net

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION’S CELEBRITY SURF JAM ROCKS HUNTINGTON BEACH

Musicians, Pros and Everyday Joe’s Come Together to Surf in Support of Beach and Coastal Environments

(September 13, 2005) In what might have been the year’s most exciting surf event, the first annual Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Surf Jam, saw a first-time-ever mix of top professional surfers, musicians and average every-day surfers battle it out in the surf next to the famed Huntington Beach Pier this past weekend.

Utilizing the National Surf League’s unique “Game format, competitors were separated into two teams consisting of four pros, four celebrity musicians and four Surfrider Foundation activists each. The Silver Team included such notable names as last year’s Quiksilver California Cup MVP Pat O’Connell, Ventura wunderkind Dane Reynolds, RVCA pro Pascal Standsfield and crowd favorite and Volcom pro Alex Gray. Joining them were Pennywise singer Jim Lindberg, Incubus bassist Ben Kenney and singer Brandon Boyd. The team was rounded out by Surfrider activists Andy Dellenbach, Ari Lawrence, JP Holeman, Joel Banslaben and Brian Lind. Leading the Team was Big Wave legend, coach Mike Parsons.

Surfing against them was Blue Team captain Rob Machado, who was joined by Huntington Beach up-and-comer Brett Simpson and current World Championship Tour stars Tim Curran and Timmy Reyes. Also surfing on the Blue Team were Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and Sugar Ray Bassist Murphy Kargas, Good Charlotte’s Dean Butterworth and longtime surfer and Porno For Pyros guitarist Peter Distefano. Surfrider activists Christian Spinillo, Theron Stanley, John Wright and Leslie Poland rounded out the team, along with champion NSL coach Garth Tarlow.

While event organizers had been concerned about the less-then-stellar conditions throughout the week leading up to the event, Sunday dawned with solid 2-4 foot surf and glassy conditions. With the Silver Team taking the water first, team captain Pat O’Connell wasted no time catching what might have been the day’s longest wave — a beautiful left that Pat eventually rode through the treacherous barnacle encrusted pilings and onto beach on the opposite side of the pier. Blue Team pro Tim Curran quickly answered back during the next quarter with an amazing 360º aerial grab that had the crowd on its feet cheering. Even the celebrities got into the groove, as evidenced by Incubus’ Brandon Boyd, who ended up receiving the day’s highest score for absolutely ripping a beautiful right handed peeler, prompting fellow team mate Alex Gray to quip “How’d he get so lucky to get to be a rock star AND a hot surfer?

So it went throughout the day, with waves being traded off between the two teams; at times inspired and at times comical. Despite a late fourth quarter charge, at the end of the day the Silver Team ended up holding off the Blue Team to win by a single point.

“This event was awesome! said Incubus’ Brandon Boyd. “What a great opportunity to come down here and surf some great waves in support of the Surfrider Foundation.

With trophies being issued to both teams, the big winner of the day was the Surfrider Foundation, who staged the event to help raise awareness and support for beach and coastal environments.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the support we received from our celebrities and pro athletes, said X-Games commentator Sal Masekela, who along with professional surfer Pat O’Connell, co-chaired the Celebrity Surf Jam event. “Having musicians like Brandon Boyd, Jim Lindberg or Peter DiStefano, along with guys like Tim Curran, Timmy Reyes and Rob Machado all getting the cause, really helps the Surfrider Foundation with the tremendous work they do to protect our oceans, waves and beaches.

The Surfrider Foundation would like the thank the following companies in helping to make this year’s Celebrity Surf Jam event possible: Red Bull Energy Drink, Adidas, FedEx, Wahoo’s, Diedrich Coffee, The National Surf League, Surfline, Foam Magazine, Water Magazine, Squeeze OC, DVS, Corona, Twin Fin Wines and the Hilton Waterfront Hotel.

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 40,000 members and 60 chapters across the United States and Puerto Rico, with international affiliates in Australia, Europe, Japan and Brazil.

For more information visit: www.surfrider.org

CSISEPTEMBER ISA REPORT

(Sept 6 2005) – CSI exists to serve the world surfing community with the love of God. CSI is essentially local surfers from local churches interacting with their local communities. Our national groups interact with the amateur surfing bodies where they exist.

Bali — Foundations are now laid for Bali’s first Youth and Community Centre supported by CS Australia and friends. The `Buy a Brick for Bali’ has been a great success now with some $US150, 000 raise towards the final amount of $180,000. Ado says `Guys are stoked to hear that we are offering this service free to locals as a place they can hang out, learn English, gain other skills and surf. There are 5 building teams needed to assist in finalizing the project in Feb. 06. See www.christiansurfers.org.au for fundraiser or contact Shane Sparks re. teams shane@christiansurfers.net

Canary Islands — A first at Tenerife as Chris and Elena Norris open a surf café above local surf shop. `Our vision is to have a café that is great value and will be a refuge for surfers and their friends as we give them food for body and soul’. chriselena@arsystel.com

South Africa (Son Surf Clubs) – Roy Harley says the son surf schools at Durban and Capetown have had great impact in the disadvantaged community. `We are consistently there week in week out with many disadvantaged kids offering surf equipment and coaching for next to nothing. You should see the stoke on those kids faces! The recent national leadership conference had some 80 present at it. Contact Roy Harley on roy@sonsurf.co.za

UK – Phil Williams from CSUK phil@christiansurfers.co.uk reports that they have had two work teams visit Sri Lanka following on their fundraising with www.tsunamisurfrelief.co.uk Further fundraising is ongoing with CSUK. They served at the recent board masters in Newquay and `The Source’ café they have co sponsored has had a great impact in the wild season of Newquay summer. “Come to `The source’ to chill with some surf movies, great food and non-