Surfing America Holds Judging Certification Program

Surfing America, the National Governing Body for surfing in the USA, will hold its second ISA Judging and Officiating Course on October 14, 2011, at Caesar’s Palace Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.  Designed to coincide with the Surfing America Prime event at that location, the course falls on the day before the competition begins. Here’s the details from Surfing America:

The ISA Judging & Officiating Development Program is the result of 15 years of research and  development and is recognized as the most comprehensive judging education program in the world.

Surfing America and the ISA are both committed to the continued growth and success of surfing worldwide and recognize the need for a standardized accreditation  course. The quality and credibility of every competition hinges on the  education of its officials. And judging is the cornerstone upon which this credibility is measured.

“Developing a judging education program like this is extremely important to the future of our sport,” said Erik Krammer, Surfing America’s Judging Director. “And the fact that this same program is being offered globally will help to ensure consistency all around the world.”

All judges that complete the ISA Judging & Officiating  Accreditation Course are registered on the ISA International Judge’s  Register for 1 year and receive newsletters and an official ISA  International Judges’ Identification card. “Our first event in June was a great success,” said Greg Cruse, Surfing America’s director.  “Fair and accurate judging is the foundation of well run competition.  With all the variables in surfing, maintaining the highest caliber of judging is essential.  This important initiative speaks to Surfing America’s Mission Statement and further enhances the organization’s role as the National Governing  Body for surfing in the United States.  We plan to help all Surfing America member organizations become actively involved in this program as well–ensuring the competitive pathway is uncluttered as it can possibly be with regard to to consistency and understanding about judging and contest results.” Here are the event details:

Who: Judges, Officials, Competitors, Coaches, Parents, and all interested parties!

When: October 14, 2011, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Caesar’s Palace Hotel

(949) 542-3900

Presenter: Erik Krammer, Surfing America Judging Director,

Price: $100 (includes lunch and refreshments)

Sign-up: On-line Registration only –

A globally standardized educational program for the sport of surfing with an extensive judging course manual and interactive DVD which will provide International Level 1 Certification, International and National Registration, and access to the International Judges Exchange Program.