OFFICIAL EVENT WEBSITE
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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 Stance ISA World Adaptive Championship will be held in La Jolla, California from December 8-11, 2016. The second annual ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship will gather the world’s Adaptive Surfing community together for a 3-day World Championship Competition, an Adaptive Surfing Clinic, and an opportunity to play an integral part in the future development of Adaptive Surfing in the Adaptive Surfing Symposium.
Tuesday, December 6:
- On-Site Registration: 9am-3pm (La Jolla Shores)
Wednesday, December 7:
- On-Site Registration: 9am-3pm (La Jolla Shores)
- Adaptive Surfing Symposium and Welcome: 4pm-8pm (Location TBD)
Thursday, December 8:
- Manager’s Meeting: 8am-10am (La Jolla Shores Hotel)
- Adaptive Surfing Clinic (La Jolla Shores)
- Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony at La Jolla Shores
Friday, December 9
- Competition Begins
Saturday, December 10
- Competition Day 2
Sunday, December 11
- Finals and Closing Ceremony
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)
- 2 athletes – AS 2 (Stand/Kneel)
- 1 athlete – Visually Impaired
- 1 athlete – Upright
- 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.
***All athletes competing in the 2016 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship will be reviewed by the ISA Adaptive Surfing Classification Review Committee.
- Contact your National Federation – Each National Surfing Federation has a unique qualification process and any athlete wishing to compete will need to contact their National Federation and qualify through this process. There will not be Open Registration at this year’s World Championship. If you are unclear as to who this is please view the ISA Member Directory
- Team Roster – Your team manager will then send your National Team’s roster to ISA Membership Manager, Megan Burns, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include names, divisions, and emails of all athletes and officials.
- Required Registration Paperwork - All athletes and team officials and must complete the *REQUIRED* Registration Paperwork through the following link: http://www.isasurf.org/athlete_registration/
- Classification Confirmation – Once paperwork is submitted, all athletes competing in the 2016 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship will be reviewed by the ISA Adaptive Surfing Classification Review Committee to ensure they are in the correct classification. Therefore, in order to aid in this process, please submit as much information as possible in your registration paperwork, including an official medical diagnosis, pictures/videos of your athletes surfing, and more via the registration paperwork. You will get confirmation from the ISA as soon as your classification has been reviewed and approved. Please note that your registration is not confirmed
- Registration Payment – For payment instructions, please visit our “Payment” tab on the ISA WEBSITE (insert link). Please do not submit payment until you have completed steps 1-3.
- On-Site Registration Appointment – Your team manager can then email Megan Burns (email@example.com) to set up your on-site registration appointment on either December 6 or December 7. Appointments will be made on a first-come-first-serve basis with priority going to teams that have completed payment and registration paperwork.
- Share your journey with us on social media! Be sure to tag the ISA (@isasurfing) in your pictures and #ISAworlds
REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE
- USD$225: Early Registration is until November 15 (starting from the day of announcement)
- USD$250: Late Registration is November 15 – December 5 (starting exactly three weeks before on-site registration)
- USD$300: On-site Registration is December 6-7
The ISA will only accept USD$, or be prepared to pay online in the ISA Store with credit card, during Team Registration and throughout the duration of the contest. Please bring the correct amount. Items to note:
- Registration fees will be charged to each team member, managers, coaches, translators, medical staff, media, supporters and additional parties.
- An athlete competing in more than one discipline is required to pay a Registration Fee for each discipline entered.
- All registrants must complete their online paperwork prior to on-site check-in (November 8): link: http://www.isasurf.org/athlete_registration/
- Alternates must be identified and paid for prior to close of registration to be eligible for participation in the contest.
- Teams must register as a team, and have all the registration requirements collected and ready to hand over before their registration can begin.
The benefits of registration include:
- Access to Official ISA Pre and Post Event Communications
- Invitations to Official Event Functions
- Participation in the Parade of Nations and Official Opening Ceremony
- Official Event T-Shirt
- Official gift bag with Rulebook, Event Program, Sticker, Poster, etc.
- Access to Team Tents at Contest Venue
- Water at Contest Venue
The ISA’s policy is to collect registration fees for all those officially associated with each team, as well as those who desire to obtain any of the registration benefits. This includes all coaches, medical staff, translators, media, family members and friends who want VIP credentials. OUTSTANDING BALANCES
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to verify outstanding account balances.
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.
A volunteer registration link is coming soon! If you are interested in volunteering please contact email@example.com