ISA Instructors Gaetano “Nino” Lauro and Juan Pablo “Mono” Barrientos will be delivering this Course.
“I want to thank the ISA for giving me their trust to support Surfing in this part of the world for the continued development of the sport,” said Course Instructor Barrientos. “Gaetano Lauro and I, are proud to reach Rapa Nui on behalf of the International Surfing Association and celebrate this great surf judging course. Thank you very much my friends.”
Easter Island is widely known for its statues called Moai, created by the Rapa Nui people around the years 1250 and 1500. Also it’s one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, with the nearest settled land 1,289 miles away.
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The International Surfing Association (ISA), founded in 1964, is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. The ISA governs and defines Surfing as Shortboard, Longboard & Bodyboarding, StandUp Paddle (SUP) Racing and Surfing, Bodysurfing, Wakesurfing, and all other wave riding activities on any type of waves, and on flat water using wave riding equipment. The ISA crowned its first Men’s and Women’s World Champions in 1964. It crowned the first Big Wave World Champion in 1965; World Junior Champion in 1980; World Kneeboard Champions in 1982; World Longboard Surfing and World Bodyboard Champions in 1988; World Tandem Surfing Champions in 2006; World Masters Champions in 2007; and World StandUp Paddle (SUP, both surfing and racing) and Paddleboard Champions in 2012.
ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies of 104 countries on five continents. Its headquarters are located in La Jolla, California. It is presided over by Fernando Aguerre (Argentina), first elected President in 1994 in Rio de Janeiro. The ISA’s four Vice-Presidents are Karín Sierralta (PER), Kirsty Coventry (ZIM), Casper Steinfath (DEN) and Barbara Kendall (NZL).