The VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship (WJSC) showcases the best young surfers from around the world. The World Championship crowns individual Gold Medalists in four divisions—Under-18 Boys, Under-16 Boys, Under-18 Girls, Under-16 Girls, and an overall Team Champion. The 2015 VISSLA ISA WJSC is scheduled for October 11-18 in Oceanside, California, USA.
ISA WORLD JUNIOR SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP CONTEST FORMAT
- An Under 18 competitor may not turn 19 between January 1st and December 31st of the year in which they are competing in this Division and an Under 16 surfer may not turn 17 between January 1st and December 31st of the year in which they are competing in this Division. Proof of the age of Under 18 and Under 16 competitors must be submitted with team lists (a copy of passport or birth documentation is required).
- 4 Boys Under-18
- 2 Girls Under-18
- 4 Boys Under-16
- 2 Girls Under-16
- Coaches/Team Officials- No Limit
1 Gold Medal National Team**
**Points for all athletes count towards the National Team total.
Thurs, October 8:
- Team Registration
Fri, October 9:
- Team Registration
Sat, October 10:
- Team Registration
- Registration closes at 3:00pm SHARP!
Sun, October 11:
- Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony
Mon, Oct 12:
- Competition Begins
- AGM Meeting
Sun, Oct 18:
- Finals and Closing Ceremony
- Aloha Beach Party
*Schedule is subject to change by the ISA
REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE
- Early Registration: USD$225 per registrant (ends Wednesday, September 16,2015)
- Late Registration:USD$250 per registrant (September 17 – October 7, 2015)
- On-Site Registration:USD$300 per registrant (October 8 – October 10, 2015)
The ISA will only accept USD$, 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 registrants must fill out the required registration paperwork through the following link:http://www.isasurf.org/athlete_registration/
- 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.
- 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.
Steps to complete pre-event registration:
- Team Roster - Create a list of athletes (with divisions listed), team officials, and email addresses and send to ISA Membership Operations, Megan Burns, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Required Registration Paperwork - Prior to arrival, all team members must complete the *REQUIRED* Registration Paperwork through the following link: http://www.isasurf.org/athlete_registration/
- Complete Payment – To pay online with a credit card, please see below under the “PAYMENT” tab. Contact email@example.com to request an invoice for your National Federation or to pay via wire transfer.
- Event Registration Appointment – On-site registration will take place on October 8,9, and 10. Email firstname.lastname@example.org today to set up a registration date and time. Appointments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis with priority going to teams that have completed registration payment.
- 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, see below in the “GENERAL INFORMATION” tab.
Submit to ISA during on-site Registration:
- 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 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. Please come prepared in your Team Uniform.
Athlete Attendance at Registration
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.
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, transportation, 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
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.
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.
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
Please check with your travel agent or your Foreign Affairs Department for requirements.
Please contact your Foreign affairs department for further information.
The ISA strongly recommends that each team procures travel insurance (including, but not limited to accident, liability and medical) for all of their participants.
To book your team’s lodging at a discounted rate, click here to view accommodation recommendations:
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The 2015 ISA World Junior Surfing Championship will be held on the South Side of Oceanside Pier in San Diego, California, USA. For a Google map of the Contest location, Click Here.
Oceanside, the northernmost coastal city in San Diego County, is home to one of the most consistent beach breaks in Southern California. Although sandbars move and shift along this stretch continually, there are consistent breaks on the north end at the harbor’s north and south jetties, and on both sides of the pier. Not only does Oceanside easily absorb West and Northwest swells, but it is also angled to receive southwest swells more readily than the beaches of central San Diego.
The media exposure this contest can provide you, your NF 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 Skyler Wilder at email@example.com.
IMPORTANT – A nation will not be allowed to compete if it has any outstanding dues payable to the ISA.
For Credit Card payments, pay on the ISA website, www.isasurf.org.
For Onsite payment, the ISA will only accept US Dollars.
For Wire transfers, please contact the ISA for details.