2017 ISA World Surfing Games
Biarritz, France, May 20-28
- Wed, May 17 – Thurs, May 18:
- Team Arrival and On-Site Check-In
- Fri, May 19:
- 9am-3pm Team Arrival and On-Site Check-In (closes at 3pm SHARP)
- 7pm – Managers’ Meeting
- Sat, May 20:
- Parade of Nations and Open Ceremony
- Potential start to Open Women’s
- Sun, May 21 to Tues, May 23
- Women’s Competition (Main Rounds & Repechage) & Medal Ceremonies
- Following Women’s Medal Ceremony, Women CT Surfers can depart for WSL Fiji Pro
- Potential Start to Men’s Competition on Tues, May 23
- Tues, May 23 – Sun, May 28:
- Men’s Competition (Main Rounds & Repechage) & Closing Ceremonies
*Event Schedule can be subject to change by the ISA
TEAM SIZE AND AGE DIVISIONS:
- 4 Open Men
- 2 Open Women
- Alternates, Team Officials and Team Supporters – No limit
This event has a LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF ATHLETES PERMITTED, so the ISA urges teams to finalize and complete your team registration and payment as soon as possible.
AN ATHLETE IS NOT GUARANTEED A SPACE IN THE EVENT WITHOUT REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT.
Please note, we are expecting record-breaking numbers this year. Therefore, if you would like to guarantee your team’s participation, you will need to pay your registration fees as soon as possible.
- Payment: The link to pay via credit card can be found here: https://www.isasurf.org/product/wsg-registration/
- If you prefer to pay via wire transfer, please contact Megan Burns firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invoice
- Dates of price increases can be seen below
- Team Roster: Send an email to Megan Burns (email@example.com) with the names and emails of all athletes and team officials.
- Online Registration Paperwork: ALL registered attendees (both athletes and coaches) must fill out their required registration paperwork no later than Wednesday, May 10 (two months from today) through the following link: http://www.isasurf.org/athlete_registration/
- On-Site Registration: Once your team has completed the above steps, you will need to sign up for a 30 min on-site check-in appointment during May 17 (9am-5pm), May 18 (9am-5pm) or May 20 (9am-3pm). Appointments are made on a first-come-first-serve basis with priority going to teams that have completed payment and paperwork.
REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE
- USD$225: Starting the day of announcement – April 25
- USD$250: Late Registration is April 26 – May 16 (three weeks before on-site registration)
- USD$300: On-Site Registration is May 17, 18, and 19
Items to note:
- Registration fees will be charged to each team member, managers, coaches, translators, medical staff, media, supporters and additional parties.
- Alternates must be identified and paid for prior to close of registration to be eligible for participation in the contest.
The benefits of registration include:
- Access to Official ISA Pre and Post Event Communications
- Invitations to Official Event Functions
- Participation in the Parade of Nations and Official Opening Ceremony
- Official Event T-Shirt
- Official gift bag with Rulebook, Event Program, Sticker, Poster, etc.
- Access to Team Tents at Contest Venue
- Water at Contest Venue
The ISA’s policy is to collect registration fees for all those officially associated with each team, as well as those who desire to obtain any of the registration benefits. This includes all coaches, medical staff, translators, media, family members and friends who want VIP credentials.
Click Here to see the 2017 ISA WSG Accommodation Package that has been organized by our Event Hosts.
A nation will not be allowed to compete if it has any outstanding dues payable to the ISA. Contact ISA Finance and Administration Manager, Claudia Alvarez, at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify outstanding account balances.
- For Credit Card payments, pay through the ISA website, https://www.isasurf.org/product/wsg-registration/
- For Wire transfers, please contact the ISA for details.
The ISA will ONLY accept a valid passport from the country the athlete is representing as proof of nationality for participation in World Championship events. The only exception is for National Identification cards issued by the National Government of the team country that clearly shows “Nationality or Citizenship.” Note: Such a card showing place of birth but not Nationality or Citizenship of the athlete will not be accepted, as place of birth does not provide automatic citizenship in many countries.
The ISA will not accept any other form of government documentation supporting a passport or eligibility of passport to verify nationality. This policy has been updated in the ISA rulebook.
Once a competitor has surfed for a country in any ISA event, he/she generally may not surf for another country at future ISA sanctioned International Events. If an athlete is allowed to represent a second nation based on the conditions set forth in Paragraph b of By-Laws to rule outlined below, he/she may not change back to representing his/her original country. Special exemptions may be considered, however, after presentation to the Executive Committee at least three (3) months prior to the start of any ISA sanctioned event. Requests for exemption will only be considered if received in writing through the affiliated NGB to the Executive Committee via the ISA office, with certified copies of all relevant documentation (passport, letters from/to National Sports Organizations or Home Affairs Offices, etc) accompanying the representation. *Please see the ISA rulebook for By-Laws.
Passports & Visas
Please check with your travel agent or your Foreign Affairs Department for requirements.
Please contact your Foreign affairs department for further information.
The ISA strongly recommends that each team procures travel insurance (including, but not limited to accident, liability and medical) for all of their participants.
ISA ALOHA CUP
The following National Teams will be participating in the 2017 ISA Aloha Cup: Peru, Portugal, USA, France, Costa Rica, Argentina, Japan, New Zealand. The ISA Aloha Cup will most likely be taking place on May 23 and/or May 24. Please take this into consideration when coordinating your team’s travel arrangements.
CLICK HERE to view the ISA Rulebook
Drug Testing will follow the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines and will be conducted on or around the final day of competition. All finalists plus three (3) random tests will be conducted.
If an athlete is required to take medication to treat an illness or condition which happens to fall under the Prohibited List, a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) may give that athlete the authorization to take the needed medicine. Please contact the ISA to submit all TUEs at least 30 days prior to the start of the competition.
For more information on the ISA’s Anti-Doping Policy, and to view WADA’s 2017 List of Prohibited Substances, please click here: http://www.isasurf.org/development-programs/anti-doping/
ANTI-DOPING EDUCATION SEMINAR
During the week of competition, the ISA will be organizing a seminar with anti-doping experts and staff from the World Anti Doping Agency who will be educating attendees on the responsibilities (both as an athlete and NF) of being compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code. It is highly recommended for your entire team to attend to understand the current process and the responsibilities of your athletes and NF moving forward. Stay tuned for more information.
Le Grade Plage is the official Contest Site for the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games.
Biarritz Surfline Forecast: http://www.surfline.com/surf-report/biarritz-france_6080/
The media exposure this contest can provide you, your NGB and your athletes is absolutely priceless. Please submit a list of key media contacts in your region to the ISA so that they may receive ISA press releases. We also ask that you forward local media coverage before and after the event to the ISA so we may use it to promote surfing worldwide. Please contact Evan Quarnstrom at email@example.com.