ISA Adaptive Surfing Feedback

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Thank you for participating in the 2018 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship and for your contribution to the success of the event and growth of Adaptive Surfing worldwide.

You are being asked to take 10-15 minutes to provide feedback on the 2018 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship and the future development of Adaptive (Para) Surfing. This feedback will be provide to the ISA Adaptive Surfing Technical Committee to improve the Adaptive Rulebook, Classification system and keep the sport fair and equitable.

Please contact alexreynolds@isasurf.org with any questions or issues.

ISA WASC Feedback Form

Please give the ISA Feedback on the inaugural ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship
  • “The fundamental principles that ISA Adaptive Surfing is promoting regarding the evolution of equipment used during recognized competitions are: a) Safety (i.e., to the user, other competitors, officials, spectators and the environment); b) Fairness (i.e., the athlete does not receive an unfair advantage that is not within the “spirit” of the event they are contesting); c) Universality (e.g., reasonably commercially available to all); d) Physical Prowess (i.e., human performance is the critical endeavor not the impact of technology and equipment).” Based upon this are there any equipment rules/considerations that ISA should consider implementing for the future? Please explain.
  • Currently AS-1 Sport Class is defined as a "Standing" Division. In 2018 there were competitors kneeling in the AS-1 Sport Class and it was deemed that the surfers who are not standing and are riding waves on their knees will be scored, if their hands have left the rails. These athletes do not classify for AS-2, and since they only classify for AS-1 (which is a Stand Only division) their rides and maneuvers are being scored, but they are being scored with a lower commitment and degree of difficulty as applied with the judging criteria. For future please select your preferred direction for Sport Class Rules in this division and explain why:
  • In the AS-2 Sport Class both kneeling and standing permitted in the same sport class. For future please select your preferred direction for Sport Class Rules in this division and explain why:
  • The AS-5 Sport Class rules currently state: “Due to the impairment of a disability, a participant in this division does not have the ability to paddle into a wave without assistance. The individual does have the balance and ability to ride in a non-standing position on a surfboard while surfing a wave.” For future please select your preferred direction for Sport Class Rules in this division and explain why:
  • “AS-VIB1, AS-VIB2 and AS-VIB3 are sub-classes of AS-VI. ISA recognizes the difference between levels of visual impairment. For 2018 the three sub-classes will be competing in the same sport class.” For future please select your preferred direction for Sport Class Rules in this division and explain why:
  • In the 2018 WASC Women were allowed to compete in both the Open and Women's Division. Please select your preferred outcome for the future and explain why:
  • AS-1UL and AS-1LL are sub-classes of AS-1. ISA recognizes the difference between surfing with an upper body impairment versus a lower body impairment. For 2018 the two sub-classes competed against one another. Please select your preferred outcome for the future and explain why: