Para Surfing


In line with our mission to develop the sport of Surfing in all of its forms across the globe, the International Surfing Association has taken an active role in the development and advancement of Adaptive Surfing to create a global platform for universal access to the sport and enable Adaptive Surfers the opportunity to achieve sporting excellence and inspire others.

The ISA’s leadership has spurred a worldwide growth of Adaptive Surfing by unifying Adaptive Surfing efforts across the globe and encouraging our Membership to adopt this discipline.  The ISA has managed the technical aspects of Adaptive Surfing with the development of an Adaptive Surfing Classification System and Rulebook and receiving guidance from an Adaptive Surfing Advisory Board comprised of athletes, experts, and enthusiasts.

The ISA is fully committed to the development of Adaptive Surfing across the globe and to creating the best opportunities for Adaptive Surfer in the future. Below is some additional information for those interested in Adaptive Surfing as well highlights from the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship and global Adaptive Surfing community. Thank you for joining us in our effort to increase the global access and reach of Adaptive Surfing!

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Interested in Adaptive Surfing:

If you are interested in Adaptive Surfing please:



Adaptive Surfing Resources:

ISA Adaptive Surfing Classifications

ISA Adaptive Surfing Rulebook

Pirata and “Adaptive Surfing For All” DVD

ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship:


Sine 2015 the ISA has hosted the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship and each has been the largest international Adaptive Surfing World Championship to date. The 2015 Adaptive Surfing Championship included 69 competitors from 18 nations and in 2018 the event featured 120 athletes from 24 nations. This world championship has created a stage for surfers with physical challenges to display their talents in world-class competition.

View highlights from the 2018 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship.