The ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship has been postponed until March 2020 in La Jolla, California, USA. The ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship was created to give surfers with physical challenges an opportunity to compete and display their talents in a Paralympic-style, world-class competition. The event has experienced unprecedented growth since the inaugural edition in 2015 and has spurred the growth of the sport around the world, with many nations now holding National Championships of their own to select their National Teams to compete. For more information stay tuned. To visit the event site of the 2018 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship, click here.
View the updated ISA Para Surfing Classifications The new Para Surfing Sport Classes take into greater consideration the impact of athletes’ impairments on their surfing ability in order to create a fairer competition. In addition, the ISA held the first ever International Para Surfing Classifier Training Course in September 2019 and now has a small team of internationally certified Para Surfing classifiers. This will result in an opportunity for all international Para Surfing athletes to be officially classified via an on-site medical assessment at the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship and international Para Surfing events moving forward. This will contribute towards the wide-spreading of a unified ISA Para Surfing classification system across international events and if you have interest in future classification opportunities or training for classifiers in your nation please contact us at [email protected].
View the updated ISA Para Surfing Classifications The information below serves as a guide for how-to complete a classification review for your athletes and will be updated with more information in the coming months.
- Complete the Para Surfing Medical Diagnosis Form (MDF).
As an IPC Recognized International Federation, the ISA is required to receive the following Medical Diagnosis Form from every athlete in order to participate. The form must be completed in English and signed by a registered medical doctor (M.D.) with a specialization of the Athlete’s Health Condition. You can download the forms via the links below: Physical Impairment MDF Visual Impairment MDF ***If an athlete correctly completed an MDF in 2017 and their medical condition has not changed and they were not given a review (R) status then they will not be required to re-submit the MDF Form. Please reference the Para Surfing Master Classification List (to be updated soon) if the athlete was given a Review Status (R next to their name) then they will need to re-submit the MDF. Additionally each National Federation will receive a separate email notifying them of any athletes that are required to re-submit their MDF Form. All other athletes must submit an MDF via step 2 below.
- Upload your Para Surfing Medical Diagnosis Form (MDF) to the ISA Website here: https://www.isasurf.org/para-surfing-medical-diagnosis-form-mdf-upload-page/Once you have completed your MDF please scan and upload this along with supporting medical documents, surfing pictures, and any other relevant information for the Para Surfing Classification Review Committee to review your classification. Once uploaded, this will be reviewed and confirmed by the ISA Para Surfing Classification Review Committee.
- On-site Classification Assessment We will be sending out more information about the Classification Rules and on-site assessments in the coming months. Moving forward, on-site Classification will be required for all athletes For any specific questions about classification or the MDF please contact [email protected]
View the 2018 ISA Adaptive Surfing Rulebook
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