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INTERNATIONAL SURFING ASSOCIATION WELCOMES MADAGASCAR AS ITS 86TH MEMBER FEDERATION IN DRIVE FOR SURFING’S EXPANSION INTO AFRICA

July 24, 2014

The International Surfing Association (ISA) announced today a new Member Federation. Madagascar has become the 86th country to gain full Membership taking the number of ISA Members in Africa to 14 and further driving the expansion of the sport on this important continent. Madagascar joins… Read More »

“NEW WAVE,” AN ARTICLE BY ESPN THE MAGAZINE

July 17, 2014

“Surfing Might Have Its Olympic Moment Thanks To Wave Technology” On the new ESPN The Magazine Body issue, check out the great article on the latest wave pool technology that can help surfing become an Olympic sport. Pick up a copy to read the full… Read More »

INTERNATIONAL SURFING ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NEW HIRE

July 14, 2014

Sean Brody Joins Staff As ISA Membership Manager La Jolla, CA, July 14, 2014 – The International Surfing Association (ISA) is proud to announce Sean Brody as the new ISA Membership Manager effective Monday, July 14. Brody has been an advisor to the ISA for… Read More »

THE ISA ANNOUNCES ALGERIA AS ITS 85th MEMBER NATION

July 1, 2014

La Jolla, California, July 1 2014- The International Surfing Association is proud to welcome Algeria as its 85th Member Nation. Celebrating its 50th year, the ISA now has 13 Member Nations in Africa, demonstrating the broad development and growth of the sport across the world…. Read More »

INTERNATIONAL SURFING ASSOCIATION WELCOMES CONSTRUCTION OF ‘SURF SNOWDONIA’, INNOVATIVE SURFING CENTER IN WALES, UK

June 26, 2014

World’s First Inland Surfing Center With Wave Technology Capable Of Hosting ISA World Championships And Offering  Entry To The Olympic Games La Jolla, California, June 26, 2014 – The International Surfing Association [ISA] today welcomed the news that construction has commenced on the Surf Snowdonia… Read More »

ISA TO AWARD $50,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS

June 25, 2014

  Application Deadline Is June 30 APPLY NOW HERE The ISA will award 25 individual $1,000 scholarships and 50 individual $500 scholarships, for a grand total 75 scholarships worth $50,000. The ISA is proud to continue to award academic surf scholarships to under-18 year old,… Read More »

ISA honors Olympic Day with successful International Surfing Day celebrations

June 21, 2014

ISA President Fernando Aguerre celebrates International Surfing Day with his family, friends and Surfing enthusiasts in his home town of Mar Del Plata, Argentina. This picture was taken just moments before paddling out in Mar del Plata’s cold winter water. La Jolla, California, June 21,… Read More »

Video of the inaugural World Surfing Championship, Manly, Australia, May 1964

June 13, 2014

Source: Encyclopedia of Surfing Watch the historic footage of the first World Surfing Championship in 1964, where Australia’s Midget Farrelly and Phyllis O’Donell became the first Men’s and Women’s World Champions.

CELEBRATING 2014 INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY AND OLYMPIC DAY

June 6, 2014

INTRODUCTION On June 20th, the ISA marks the annual occasion of International Surfing Day – our sport’s way of celebrating Surfing around the world and promoting the sport and its wonderful culture internationally. 2014 is also the ISA’s 50th anniversary so we would like to… Read More »

ISA COOPERATES WITH SUPAA ON THE RECENT ISA WORLD STANDUP PADDLE AND PADDLEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP IN NICARAGUA

June 3, 2014

The Two Organizations Commit To Working Together For The Betterment Of The Sport San Diego, California, June 2nd, 2014 – The Stand Up Paddle Athletes Association (SUPAA) is proud to announce its recent cooperation with the International Surfing Association for the 2014 ISA World Stand… Read More »

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Rip Curl Grom Search presented by POSCA: Croyde, GBR

July 23, 2014

The sun blazed down on the first stop of the Rip Curl Grom Search presented by POSCA over the weekend in picturesque Croyde Bay in North Devon. After a number of postponed stops for the Grom Search tour due to lack of swell everyone was… Read More »

ISA LEVEL 1 SURF INSTRUCTOR COURSE IN INDIA

July 23, 2014

The surfing industry in India took a huge development step forward with running it’s first ever International Surfing Association (ISA) Level 1 Surf Instructor qualification course combined with safety and rescue training and practical instructing in a five day long intensive professional workshop. The ISA… Read More »

Anzoátegui se lleva el 1er nacional Copa Alcalá Cordones por la Vida y la Paz en Venezuela

July 22, 2014

Con 9 preseas de oro el estado Anzoátegui se declara ganador absoluto de la 1era fecha del circuito nacional de la FVS, la Copa Alcalá Cordones Por La Vida y La Paz realizada en Playa Los Cocos del 17 al 20 de julio. El día… Read More »

2da fecha COPA DE SUP y LONGBOARD de Chile, VENTURA PADDLE PRO ARICA presentado por CORONA

July 21, 2014

El stand up surf y longboard, disciplinas que crecen día a día entre los amantes de los deportes acuáticos de Chile, vivieron su fiesta en el sector de Las Machas, donde los locales dominaron las olas. El próximo desafío se desarrollará entre los días 16… Read More »

Discovering Surfing Talents – Copa LEVIS

July 21, 2014

Atentos jóvenes surfistas que arranca el invierno Discovering Surfing Talents con su Copa LEVIS Después de dos meses de receso  regresa el circuito juvenil e infantil de surf que todos esperaban, Discovering Surfing Talents.  Este circuito que reúne a los mejores surfistas menores de 18… Read More »

Senegal Sessions

July 18, 2014

Source: Surfer Magazine “Senegal, you may remember from The Endless Summer, has some pretty good surf. In 1964, Bruce Brown and company were bummed that their hotel in Dakar was super expensive: $30 per day. Safe to say, the prices are probably higher today, but… Read More »

Arica prepara la fiesta del surf

July 18, 2014

Source: Federación Chilena de Surf Del 4 al 6 de agosto, La Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera recibirá la séptima fecha del Circuito Nacional, el Huntington Pro 2014 presentado por Cerveza Corona. Por primera vez en la historia, la mítica ola “El Gringo” será el… Read More »

John Junior e Keshia Eyre vencem 1ª etapa do Circuito Regional de Surf do Centro

July 16, 2014

Foi com ondas de cerca de 0,5m que Ribeira d’Ilhas, Ericeira, recebeu no passado fim de semana cerca de 60 inscritos, na etapa que marca o arranque deste Circuito. Apesar do vento norte ter marcado o fim de semana, as condições mantiveram-se aceitáveis para que… Read More »

Kids Surf Frenzy will take place on 7 september in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands

July 16, 2014

The KIDS SURF FRENZY is an open surf contest where fun comes first. The contest is organized by a group of enthusiastic fathers (surfkids ‘s:D) in collaboration with Surf benelux and Ozlines and is meant for surfers under 18 years of age. There will be… Read More »

Se viene el 1er Nacional FVS en Playa Los Cocos, Venezuela

July 15, 2014

Del 17 al 20 de Julio será realizado en Playa Los Cocos, Cancha Deportiva del Estado Vargas, el  1er Nacional de la Federación Venezolana de Surfing en donde 9 estados  estarán compitiendo por llamarse campeones de esta 1era fecha. Vargas, Distrito Capital, Miranda, Falcón, Aragua,… Read More »

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Surfers take over #Rio during the 1994 ISA World Surfing Championships in #Brazil. #TBT #ISA50. How many boards do you see?
#India takes a great step forward in surfing development! The first ever ISA Coaching & Instructing Course was held in the country from July 11 to 15 in #Mahabalipuram. A total of 23 new ISA Certified Coaches will now be able to properly teach #surfing all over India. Read the full report on www.isasurf.org
#Venezuela hosted the first stop of its National Championship in the fun waves of Playa Los Cocos, where Team Anzoátegui took home the Team Gold Medal! @fvsurf
Leo-paul Etienne (@etnleo) from #France, is not only the current ISA U-16 World Junior Champion, but he is also a great SUP Surfer! Watch him rip in #Indo on www.standuplatino.com.
Register your National Team for the 50th Anniversary ISA World Surfing Games in Punta Rocas, #Peru, from October 24 to November 1! Visit www.isasurf.org
"Surfing Might Have Its Olympic Moment Thanks To Wave Technology" On the new @espnmag #ESPNBody issue, check out the great article on the latest wave pool technology that can help #surfing become an Olympic sport. Pick up a copy to read the full article!
#Nicaragua's gift to the world
The finals of the Durban July Surfing Extravaganza were held this past weekend at the Bay of Plenty, #Durban, #SouthAfrica. Ntando Msibi, 2013 ISA Scholarship Winner and @surfingsouthafrica Junior Team Member was a double finalist! Find out more on the news section of www.isasurf.org
The ISA wishes you a great weekend with great waves! Where are you surfing this weekend? #AlohaFriday
2014 ISA U-16 Bronze Medalist @tiablanco, from #USA, is the OC Rising Star of the Year. Congratulations Tia! Read more on www.ocregister.com @surfingamerica
Surfing's global reach is vast. At 85 Member Nations, the opportunities for growth around the world are endless. Pictured is a perfect point break in #WesternSahara, #Africa. Take a look at the photo gallery on @theinertia for more incredible surfing destinations. Photo: John S. Callahan/@surfexplore
The swell that hit all of South America's Pacific coast arrived over the weekend at the Mexican Pipeline, #PuertoEscondido. This was the result... #repost @mexicosurf
1965 World Surfing Champion, Felipe Pomar, from #Peru, a Latin American big wave #Surfing pioneer! #tbt. Read more about the ISA's 50th Anniversary History on www.isasurf.org #ISA50
#Algeria offers over 1,100 miles of stunning coastline, much of which is still unexplored by surfers. Pictured is a point break near the town of Annaba, which receives the most consistent Mistral-winds generated swell in the country. Photo: John Callahan\@surfexplore Algeria joined the ISA yesterday as its 85th Member Nation
Welcome #Algeria to the world #surfing family! The ISA announces the addition of this African country as its 13th member in the continent and 85th member nation. Read more on www.isasurf.org
LAST DAY TO APPLY TO THE 2014 ISA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM! Don't miss the opportunity to become an ISA Scholarship winmer. Apply on www.isasurf.org
Upon completion of Surf Snowdonia in summer 2015, the venue will be the first inland #Surfing center in the world that has the capability to host ISA World Surfing Championships.
Great news for #Surfing! Construction starts today on Surf Snowdonia, a #WaveGarden surf park in #Wales, #UK, that will produce a 2m (6ft) high, 120m (390ft) long, high performance waves every day. The surf park offers the possibility for Surfing to be included in multi-sport events and it significantly boosts the sport's ultimate ambition to be recognized as an Olympic sport. #GameChanger. Read more on www.isasurf.org