ISA 2011 World Kneeboard Titles
Phillip Island, Australia
March 19 to 26
From March 19 to 26 Australia will see a huge contingent of kneeboard surfers converging at Phillip Island for the ISA 2011 World Kneeboard Titles. This is the first time that Phillip Island hosts this event. The Island has a long history of kneeboard surfing. The highly regarded "Phillip Island Kneeboard Classic" has been running for almost 30 years and still attracts the best kneelo's from Australia.
A number of previous World Champions will be competing along with current two-time World Champion Gavin Colman from Australia and other top international surfers. Competitors from the United States, New Zealand, Tahiti, England, Japan, Spain, Venezuela and South Africa will perform against a strong Australian contingent.
The organizers have been working with Surfing Victoria, planning for a big crowd of visitors. Phillip Island is one of Victoria's favorite holiday destinations, and has some of the State's best surfing beaches, ranging from sandy beach breaks to rocky reefs, all within a short drive.
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 65 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 three Vice-Presidents are Alan Atkins (Australia), Mike Gerard (USA) and Karín Sierralta (Peru).