OFFICIAL EVENT WEBSITE
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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 2016 VISSLA ISA WJSC is scheduled for September 17-25 in São Miguel, Azores Islands, Portugal.
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.
Weds, September 14:
- Team Registration
Thurs, September 15:
- Team Registration
Fri, September 16:
- Team Registration
- Registration closes at 3:00pm SHARP!
Sat, September 17:
- Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony
Sun, September 18:
- Competition Begins
Sun, September 25:
- Finals and Closing Ceremony
*Schedule is subject to change by the ISA
Please visit the official website for the 2016 VISSLA ISA WJSC for more information regarding lodging, transportation, and event site information:
REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE
- Early Registration: USD$225 per registrant if fees starting the day registration opens
- Late Registration:USD$250 per registrant starting August 24 (exactly 3 weeks before on-site registration)
- On-Site Registration:USD$300 per registrant September 14-16
The ISA will only accept USD$, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to verify outstanding account balances.
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS 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 email@example.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invoice for your National Federation or to pay via wire transfer.
- Event Registration Appointment – On-site registration will take place on September 14, 15, and 16. Email email@example.com 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.
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.
Drug Testing Drug Testing will follow the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines. All finalists plus three (3) random tests will be conducted. All athletes are subject to both In-Competition and Out-of-Competition testing. 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. 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.
São Miguel is the biggest island of the Azores Archipelago, located in the Eastern group of islands.
Praia do Monte Verde is a beachbreak with a sandy seafloor, multiple peaks, and divided into four areas: rights at the swimming pool to the East, rights and lefts at the parking lot by the Mill, rights and lefts in the middle of the beach, and lefts at Espinafres to the West. There are three streams that flow into this beach, influencing and benefiting the sandbars.
Best swell directions are NorthWest, North, and NorthEast
Best tide is a filling high tide.
Best wind is South/SouthEast.
More information can be found here: http://www.travel-isaworldjuniors.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.
2015 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship
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 Evan Quarnstrom (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To qualify to receive a media wristband during the event, you must:
- Have proof that you work for a media outlet (badge, business card, official document.)
- Freelance journalists/photographers working for a media outlet must provide a badge or official document that states so.
- Journalists working for a National Surfing Team must pay the registration fee.
As the event gets closer, we will open up a Media Sign Up link. In the mean time if you have more questions, please contact Evan Quarnstrom at email@example.com