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International Surfing Association (ISA)
5580 La Jolla Blvd #145
La Jolla, California 92037 USA
Tel: (858) 551-8580
Fax: (858) 551-8563
The 2016 ISA World Adaptive Championship will be held in Southern California in the 4th Quarter of the year (October/November/December). The competition time will be increased by 50% allowing for up to 3 full days of competition. More details will be announced in the near future regarding exact dates and location.
We will be adding Team Points into this year’s format in which ALL athletes will earn points that will calculate to their National Team’s total. A Team Champion will be crowned at the Closing Ceremony.
This year the ISA is adding two new classifications and reserving a competition spot for one woman per team. Each National Federation will be allowed to field a team of up to eight athletes in the following six classifications:
- 2 athletes – AS 1 (Stand/Kneel – Upper Limb Amputees, BK amputees)
- 2 athletes – AS 2 (Stand/Kneel – Kneel, AK amputees)
- 1 athlete – Visually Impaired
- 1 athlete – Upright (Waveski)
- 1 athlete – Prone
- 1 athlete – Assist
*Each team has one mandatory spot for a female athlete and this spot can be filled in any of the above divisions. Without a woman, the maximum number of athletes that can be fielded per team is 7 (as opposed to 8). We feel that the mandatory spot will lead to inclusion of female Adaptive Surfers with the hopes of eventually having a separate female division (when numbers permit).
*If a team does not have an athlete to compete in a specific division, that team will lose scoring potential (For example: If a team does not have a Prone athlete, the maximum team size will be 7. If a team does not have female athlete or an Assist athlete, the maximum team size will be 6).
*Please note: it is not a requirement to have a full team. Each National Team can be comprised of as little as 1 athlete. However, for maximized scoring potential it is recommended to field the full 8 athletes.
Any athlete wishing to compete will need to contact their National Federation and qualify through their National Federation’s selection process. There will not be Open Registration at this year’s World Championship.
Please contact your National Surfing Federation or Adaptive Surfing representative to discuss qualification for the 2016 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship. If you are unclear as to who this is please view the ISA Member Directory or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration will open once the official dates and location have been announced. Please note, there will not be Open Registration this year. If an athlete wishes to compete, they must do so by qualifying with their National Federation.
A nation will not be allowed to compete if it has any outstanding dues payable to the ISA. Contact ISA Finance and Administration Manager, Claudia Alvarez, at email@example.com to verify outstanding account balances.
- For Credit Card payments, pay through the ISA website, www.isasurf.org – “ISA Event Registration Fee”.
- For Onsite payment, the ISA will only accept US Dollars.
- For Wire transfers, please contact the ISA for details.
Representation The ISA will ONLY accept a valid passport from the country the athlete is representing as proof of nationality for participation in World Championship events. The only exception is for National Identification cards issued by the National Government of the team country that clearly shows “Nationality or Citizenship.” Note: Such a card showing place of birth but not Nationality or Citizenship of the athlete will not be accepted, as place of birth does not provide automatic citizenship in many countries. The ISA will not accept any other form of government documentation supporting a passport or eligibility of passport to verify nationality. This policy has been updated in the ISA rulebook. Once a competitor has surfed for a country in any ISA event, he/she generally may not surf for another country at future ISA sanctioned International Events. If an athlete is allowed to represent a second nation based on the conditions set forth in Paragraph b of By-Laws to rule outlined below, he/she may not change back to representing his/her original country. Special exemptions may be considered, however, after presentation to the Executive Committee at least three (3) months prior to the start of any ISA sanctioned event. Requests for exemption will only be considered if received in writing through the affiliated NGB to the Executive Committee via the ISA office, with certified copies of all relevant documentation (passport, letters from/to National Sports Organizations or Home Affairs Offices, etc) accompanying the representation. *Please see the ISA rulebook for By-Laws. Passports & Visas Please check with your travel agent or your Foreign Affairs Department for requirements. Travel Vaccines Please contact your Foreign affairs department for further information. Travel Insurance The ISA strongly recommends that each team procures travel insurance (including, but not limited to accident, liability and medical) for all of their participants.