ISA World Kneeboard Titles to Take Place at Phillip Island in 2011

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Pablo Zanocchi
Media Manager
International Surfing Association

2011 ISA World Kneeboard Titles
19 to 26 March 2011
Phillip Island, Australia

Over 200 competitors from twelve countries will gather at Phillip Island, Victoria, from 19 to 26 March for the 2011 edition of the ISA World Kneeboard Titles, the discipline’s most prestigious championship.

The weeklong event is held every two years, with previous events in New Zealand, USA, Tahiti and South Africa. The competition, fully sanctioned by the ISA, will crown the World Champions in the Open division as well as the age divisions that range from Under 16 to Over 60.

Kneeboarders from Australia, New Zealand, USA, England, Ireland, France, Tahiti, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, South Africa, Canada and Japan will compete for the world titles and the honor of their countries.

This is the first time that wave-rich Phillip Island will host a World Kneeboard Title event. It promises to be a historical week, with all of the current world champions coming together along with a group of very competitive locals.

Surfing Victoria, the state’s governing authority for the sport, will organize the competition to be webcasted and televised live. All event information is posted on

About the International Surfing Association
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. It was originally founded as the International Surfing Federation in 1964 and has been running Open Division World Championships since 1964, Junior World Championships since 1980, and Masters World Championships since 2007. The ISA will hold the first Stand Up Paddle (SUP) World Championship in 2011.

ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies of 64 countries on six continents. Its headquarters are located in San Diego, California. It is presided over by Fernando Aguerre, first elected President in 1994 in Rio de Janeiro and re-elected seven times since.  The ISA’s three Vice Presidents are Alan Atkins (Australia), Mike Gerard (USA) and Karín Sierralta (Peru).