The International Surfing Association (ISA) – the International Federation for Surfing and StandUp Paddle (SUP) – has today heralded a new era of cooperation with the World Surf League (WSL) after the latter endorsed the participation of professional athletes in the ISA World Surfing Games which will take place in Biarritz, France on May 21-28, 2017.
Surfing’s official induction as an Olympic event has been rife with controversy. Central to arguments against are questions about the viability of surfing in landlocked countries that hope to host the Games – and in some cases open questions about whether or not Japan has waves (for the record, they do). The ISA was instrumental […]
Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) formally included surfing as a gold medal sport in the Sports Programme for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
Yuko Anabela – 15-year-old Yukojati Anabela from Pelabuhan Ratu in West Java Indonesia has made history as the first ever Indonesian surfer to be a recipient of the International Surfing Association’s 2013 Individual Scholarship Program, receiving $1,000 USD and the honor of representing her country as an ISA Ambassador. Bela, as her friends call her, is one of the 50 junior surfers (13 girls and 37 boys) from 25 different countries to be awarded this scholarship in 2013.
As a result of a positive drug test the International Surfing Association (ISA) has stripped Australian surfer Mark Richardson of the Gold medal he won in the Master’s division of the 2011 ISA World Championship that was held Punta Roca, in El Salvado.
Caio Ibelli (BRA) has taken out the ASP 4-Star rated Hainan Classic at Riyue Bay, Hainan Island, China over Mitch Crews (AUS). The surfers battled in two foot (1 meter) long left-handers, but in the end it was Ibelli who pocketed 1000 ASP World Tour ranking’s points, as well as US$15,000 prize-money and his first ASP World Tour victory.
With a powerhouse team in both the Men and Women’s draw, Australia won the Team Gold Medal for the second consecutive year in the ISA China Cup. Brazil placed a close second, earning the Silver Medal, Hawaii won the Bronze Medal, and France took the Copper Medal to complete the team results.
With 15 minutes to go in the final of the Open Men, Heath Joske was sitting in fourth without a single substantial score. In a matter of minutes, the ocean began sending waves his way and by the final horn he had the rest of the field needing a combination of scores to catch […]
After all the grandiose pre-event theatrics, the reason eight national teams with 48 surfers traveled from every corner of the globe to China began under cloudy skies at Riyue Bay. And the level of surfing did not disappoint.
China’s Leading Media and Sports Marketing Firm Hopes to Blend Chinese Culture with the Sport of Surfing The idea to bring competitive surfing to China began in a casual lunchtime discussion over a year and a half ago in Dubai at a conference of Olympic Movement leaders.