ISA World Bodyboard Championship
2015 ISA World Bodyboard Championship
The ISA World Bodyboard Championship (WBC) is an ISA World Championship that features 70+ athletes representing 13 countries from around the world. Competitors will face off in the following divisions—Open Men and Women, Under-18 Boys and Girls, and Open Drop-Knee.
Friday, December 4:
- Arrivals and Team Registration
Saturday, December 5:
- Arrivals and Team Registration
- Registration closes at 3:00PM sharp! (all athletes MUST be on-site and checked in prior to 3pm)
- Managers Meeting
Sunday, December 6:
- Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony
Monday, December 7:
Sunday, December 13:
- Finals and Closing Ceremony
**Schedule is subject to change by the ISA
- 7 Athletes per team, No limits on Alternates, Team Officials, and Coaches
- 3 Open Men Bodyboarders
- 1 Open Women Bodyboarder
- 1 Under-18 Boys Bodyboarder
- 1 Under-18 Girls Bodyboarder
- 1 Open Drop-Knee Bodyboarder
* An Under 18 competitor may not turn 19 between January 1st and December 31st, 2015
1 Gold Medal National Team *More countries may be added if 24 full teams are not registered
Team confirmation, payment, seeded competitor lists and all documentation must be finalized with the ISA by close of the final day of registration at 3:00pm to participate in the 2015 ISA World Bodyboard Championship. This event has a LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF ATHLETES PERMITTED, so the ISA urges teams to finalize the complete team registration and payment as soon as possible (see “Registration Requirements” below). Competitors will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Register today to confirm your registration. AN ATHLETE IS NOT GUARANTEED A SPACE IN THE EVENT WITHOUT REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT.
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.
REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE
- Teams will pay USD$225 per registrant if fees are received prior to November 13 (3 weeks before on-site check-in).
- Teams will pay USD$250 per registrant if fees are received between November 13 and December 3
- Teams will pay USD$300 per registrant if fees are received onsite at event (December 4 and December 5).
The ISA will only accept USD$, or online payments through the ISA Website 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.
- All team athletes must be present at time of registration for personal verification of their identity by ISA officials. It is the Team Manager’s responsibility to ensure athletes are present during registration. Please arrange accordingly, since athletes not present will not be registered and will not be allowed participation in the competition. There shall be no exception to this requirement of physical attendance of competitors during registration of the team.
- All registrants must sign an Indemnity Form and Code of Conduct provided by the ISA.
- A surfer competing in more than one division is required to pay a Registration Fee for each division entered.
- 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
- Access to Team discounted rates for lodging, and food and airfare, if negotiated by the host organizer
- Official Event T-Shirt
- Official giftbag with Rulebook, Event Program, Sticker, Poster, etc.
- Access to Team Tents at Contest Venue
- Water at Contest Venue
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS PRE- EVENT (Submit to ISA as soon as possible):
- Complete Team Roster- including names and emails for all athletes and team officials. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mandatory Online Registration Paperwork – (completed by ALL athletes and team officials). MUST BE COMPLETE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. Paperwork will not be available during your on-site check-in appointment. Complete paperwork here:
- Event Registration Appointment- Email email@example.com to schedule a 30 min. appointment on either December 4 or December 5. Appoinments are made on a first-come first-serve basis with priority given to teams that have completed all registration payment and paperwork.
- Travel & Accommodation Information.
- Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) forms. These forms may be submitted via email or fax to the ISA HQ and are requested at least 30 days in advance of the contest. For more information on the ISA Anti-Doping Policy read below under the “Anti-Doping” Tab.
- 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.
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS ON-SITE
- Passports - All athletes’ nationality and ages must be confirmed. Actual passport and clear copies of passports must be provided at time of registration.
- Sand – 2.5 liters of dry sand from the beaches of your country for the Sands of the World Ceremony. Label the sand container with country and beach name.
- National Flag – The ISA will provide one (1) National Flag for use at the Opening Ceremony. We encourage teams to bring multiple flags to show team spirit throughout the week.
- ISA Competitor Stickers and National Flag Stickers – The ISA requires all athletes to place the mandatory ISA Competitor and National Flag stickers on the top 1/3 of their board (front and back) prior to entering the water for their heats. ISA Competitor stickers will be distributed by the Beach Marshalls, and athletes are required to bring their own National Flag stickers to the event.
- Photos of each athlete –To be taken during Registration and used for online media purposes
Drug Testing will follow the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines and will be conducted on or around the final day of competition. All finalists plus three (3) random tests will be conducted. To check on the updated list of banned substances, go to the WADA website www.wada-ama.org. If an athlete is required to take medication to treat an illness or condition which happens to fall under the Prohibited List, a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) may give that athlete the authorization to take the needed medicine. Please contact the ISA to submit all TUEs at least 30 days prior to the start of the competition.
Passports & Visas
Your country’s nationals may need to pay cash for a Visa at the Chilean airport, for a list of the countries and costs that this applies to please click HERE.
Please check with your travel agent or your Foreign Affairs Department for requirements.
Please contact your Foreign affairs department for further information.
Below are three hotels that are offering discounts to teams participating in the 2015 ISA World Bodyboard Championship. All of these hotels are within walking distance to the event site. If you have any trouble getting the discounted rates below, please contact the ISA.
HOSTAL CASA NORTE
Single: $20.000.- PESOS CHILENOS
Doble: $25.000.-PESOS CHILENOS
Triple: $36.000.-PESOS CHILENOS
Telephone: +56 (57) 221-5289, +56 (57) 242-7008
Obispo Labbé #1518 (Esquina J.J. Pérez), Iquique
HOTEL PÁCIFICO NORTE
Single: $25.000.-PESOS CHILENOS
Double: $30.000.-PESOS CHILENOS
Triple: $39.000.-PESOS CHILENOS
Telephone: +56 (57) 242-9396
Ramírez 1491, Iquique, Chile
Cerca de Playa Cavancha y Centros Turísticos
Single: $34.000.-PESOS CHILENOS
Double: $39.000.-PESOS CHILENOS
Triple: $45.000.-PESOS CHILENOS
Telephone: +56 (57) 234-7577
Baquedano 1470, Iquique Chile
En pleno Paseo Baquedano
Surf Break: La Punta Uno
Location: The break is located at the north end of beautiful Cavancha Beach, an iconic spot for the city of Iquique.
Characteristics: The wave is a right point break that is over a volcanic rock bottom. La Punta Uno is best on a north or northwest swell, although it works well on a south swell too.
Water Temperature: In December, the water averages 64-66 degrees Farenheit (18-19 degrees Celcius). A 3/2 mm suit is recommended for those accustomed to warm water, and a 2 mm is recommended for those more accustomed to colder water.
Weather: Warm and very mild climate with high temperatures around 77 degrees Farenheit (25 degrees Celcius) and the lows around 66 degrees Farenheit (19 degrees Celcius).
The media exposure this contest can provide you, your NGB and your athletes is absolutely priceless. Please submit a list of key media contacts in your region to the ISA so that they may receive ISA press releases. We also ask that you forward local media coverage before and after the event to the ISA so we may use it to promote surfing worldwide. Please contact Evan Quarnstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.