After three exciting ISA World Championships, Ecuador’s Ocean X Magazine, published great coverage while attending the ISA World Masters Surfing Championship in Montañita, Ecuador, Reef ISA World Surfing Games in Santa Catalina, Panama, and DAKINE ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Playa Jiquiliste, Nicaragua.
Below are the latest three issues of the magazine featuring a full recap of the best Masters, Open and Junior surfers from around the world.
Ocean X #19 – ISA World Masters Surfing Championship
Ocean X #20 – Reef ISA World Surfing Games
Ocean X #21 – DAKINE ISA World Junior Surfing Championship
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).