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The World’s Largest Junior Surfing Competition Kicks Off With The Opening Ceremony On Sunday In Oceanside, California

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Free_Surf_18_ISA_Chris_GrantThe 36 National Teams have been welcome to Oceanside with epic conditions. Surfline, the official forecaster, predicts solid surf for the entire contest period. Photo: ISA/Chris Grant

322 athletes from 36 countries have been confirmed to compete in the 2015 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship taking place from October 11-18 in Oceanside, California.

On Sunday at 10am PST, the Opening Ceremony will kick off the festivities featuring the Parade of Nations and Sands of the World at the Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre.

Free_Surf_32_ISA_Chris_Grant Germany’s Leon Glatzer warming up for the start of competition on Monday.
Photo: ISA/Chris Grant

The 36 teams that have confirmed their participation are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hawaii, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Tahiti, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela and Wales.

Featuring 322 of the world’s top junior surfers, this edition of the ISA World Junior Surfing Championship will have the most competitors in the event’s history making it the largest to date.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe host country, Team USA, shows their national pride in front of Oceanside Pier. Photo: ISA

ISA President, Fernando Aguerre, commented on the historic ISA World Championship.

“As the largest ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in history, this year’s competition is the pinnacle of junior surfing and a look at the future of the sport. With the solid swell that we have on hand, I’m sure surfing will be taken to new heights. I love watching junior surfers, they give us a glimpse of the future.”

The 2015 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship will take place from October 11-18. The schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday, October 11 at 10am – Opening Ceremony featuring the Parade of Nations and Sands of the World at the Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre
  • October 12-18 from 7am-5pm – Competition taking place at Oceanside Pier
  • Sunday, October 18 – Closing Ceremony at the Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre

See the Surfline Official Forecast: http://isaworlds.com/juniors/en/surfline-forecast/

For live action, photos, videos, news and event info, visit: www.ISAworlds.com


About the International Surfing Association:

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, Para 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; World StandUp Paddle (SUP, both surfing and racing) and Paddleboard Champions in 2012; and World Para Surfing Champions in 2015.

ISA membership includes the surfing National Federations of 108 countries on five continents. The ISA is presided over by Fernando Aguerre (ARG). The Executive Committee includes four Vice-Presidents Karín Sierralta (PER), Kirsty Coventry (ZIM), Casper Steinfath (DEN) and Barbara Kendall (NZL), Athletes’ Commission Chair Justine Dupont (FRA), Regular Members Atsushi Sakai (JPN) and Jean Luc Arassus (FRA) and ISA Executive Director Robert Fasulo as Ex-officio Member.

Its headquarters are located in La Jolla, California (USA).