The International Surfing Association (ISA), Surfing’s World Governing Authority recognized by the International Olympic Committee, is proud to announce that Greece became its newest member.
The Greek Surfing Association, led by President Stefan Aslanidis is now the National Governing Body of the sport in the Hellenic Republic. “We are very happy and proud about the recognition of the Greek Surfing Association”, said Aslanidis. “Greek surfing is on its very first steps, with a young history of about twelve years and about 400 active surfers. We want to do our best for promoting surfing in Greece.”
Fernando Aguerre, President of the ISA, said about the newest member, “We are very happy to welcome the Greek Surfing Association to the Surfing Movement. Greece, the birthplace of the Olypmics, is very close to the hearts of all surfers, as an inspiration in both sport and cultural terms.”
Located in southeastern Europe, surfing in Greece is practiced in the Ionian Sea, Aegean Sea, the Athens and Pelloponisos zone, Crete Island and the Greek Islands.
The ISA looks forward to seeing the Greece National Team in our World Championships.
About the International Surfing Association (ISA)
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. It was originally founded as the International Surfing Federation in 1964 and has been running world championships since 1964 and the Junior World Championships since 1980.
ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of over 60 countries on six continents. Its headquarters are located in La Jolla, California. It is presided by Fernando Aguerre, first elected in 1994 in Rio, and re-elected six times since. The ISA’s four Vice Presidents are Alan Atkins (Australia), Robin de Kock (South Africa), Mike Gerard (USA) and Karín Sierralta (Peru).