ISA World Junior Surfing Championships 2004 Confirmed For Papenoo, Tahiti

The Federation Tahitienne de Surf (“FTS”), the International Surfing Association’s National Governing Body for surfriding in Tahiti, has been awarded the rights to host and organize the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships 2004 in Papenoo, Tahiti from December 2 – 14, 2004.

The ISA World Junior Surfing Championships 2004, hosted by the FTS will be the 2nd edition of the annual contest that determines the world’s top junior male and female surfers and surfing nations.

After the FTS’s success in organizing several international events, including the Billabong Pro 2001 – 2004 and the Gotcha Pro 2000, the ISA is certain that this NGB has the knowledge, experience and expertise to successfully run the ISA WJSC 2004.

A rationalization of the ISA’s international events and the decision to provide a singular focus for world junior surfing has resulted in the junior division being withdrawn from the biennial World Surfing Games and amalgamated with what was the Quiksilver World Grommet Titles into a single new event.

The 2004 event will feature U18 and U16 Boys World Championship Divisions as well as an U18 Girls World Championship Division. There will also be an ISA CUP event, where 5 competitors from the top participating nations will battle it out in a tag-team format.

The ISA and FTS are looking forward to this great and historical event in the warm, tropical waters of Tahiti and expect National Teams to confirm their attendance in the following days.

Schedule of Events:
December 2, 3, 4: Team Arrival Days
Sunday, December 5: Managers / Judges Meetings; Parade & Opening Ceremony
December 6 – 11: Competition days
Sunday, December 12: Finals and Awards / Closing Ceremony
December 12, 13, 14: Team Departure Days

For further information, please contact:Lindsay Nelson
Office Manager, International Surfing Association (ISA)
Tel: (858) 551 – 5292
Fax: (858) 551 – 5290


Pascal Luciani
President, Federation Tahitienne de Surf (FTS)
Tel / Fax: (689) 83 12 90