Two thousand and eleven is looking bright for the International Surfing Association, the World Governing Authority for Surfing recognized by the IOC. The year started off with the successful ISA Tandem Surfing World Titles in January and was followed by the ISA 2011 World Kneeboard Tittles in March. Keep your eyes peeled because there is a lot more to come!
In less than three weeks, from May 21 to 29, the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship will take place at the perfect waves of Señoritas and Caballeros. The best under-18 surfers from around the world will compete in Peru for team and individual trophies and medals.
One month later, the greatest surfers in the world will gather this year in Panama for the Billabong ISA World Surfing Games. The event will be held at perfect Playa Venao barrels, from June 25 until July 3.
ISA’s 2011 calendar of events will culminate with another mind-blowing ISA World Masters Surfing Championship, set to take place at the epic waves of Punta Roca, El Salvador, from October 16 to 23.
To top it all off, the World Bodyboard Championship and StandUp Paddle (SUP) World Championship are set to debut in 2011.
With events all over the world covering every age range and surfing discipline, the year ahead for the ISA looks bright.
About the International Surfing Association
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. It was originally founded as the International Surfing Federation in 1964 and has been running Open Division World Championships since 1964, Junior World Championships since 1980, and Masters World Championships since 2007. The ISA also sanctions the World Kneeboard Titles and the Tandem Surfing World Title, and will hold the first Stand Up Paddle (SUP) World Championship and the first World Bodyboard Championship in 2011.
ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies of 67 countries on five continents. Its headquarters are located in San Diego, California. It is presided over by Fernando Aguerre (Argentina), first elected President in 1994 in Rio de Janeiro and re-elected seven times since. The ISA’s four Vice-Presidents are Alan Atkins (Australia), Mike Gerard (USA), Karín Sierralta (Peru) and Debbie Beacham (USA).