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San Diego Residents Invited to Beach Cleanup, Expression Session at Tourmaline Surfing Park


The International Surfing Association (ISA) joins forces with Surfrider Foundation to celebrate the 11th Annual International Surfing Day on Friday, June 19 from 12-2pm at Tourmaline Surfing Park in San Diego, CA.

With the goal of giving back to the ocean and beaches while celebrating the sport of Surfing, the ISA is holding a beach cleanup at Tourmaline Surfing Park and encouraging participants to paddle out and take part in an expression session.

ISA HQ Staff beach clean up at Tourmaline Beach celebrating ISDISA staff participate in a beach cleanup on International Surfing Day in 2014.

The celebration will be presided by San Diego resident and ISA President Fernando Aguerre.

“International Surfing Day is a great way for surfers to give back to the sport that has brought them so much joy,” said Aguerre. “The ocean is a fragile environment and we as surfers must set the example to take care of it. Let’s join together on June 19 and do our part!”

The festivities will be open to the public and are set to take place from 12-2pm with coffee, snacks and surfboards provided by the following local retailers: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, Bird Rock Surf Shop and Amazona Acai Café.

JMD_2197Tourmaline Surfing Park, where the ISA will celebrate International Surfing Day with a beach cleanup, surf expression session and snacks on Friday, June 19.

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, the ISA is dedicated to giving back and growing the international Surfing community. The ISA is actively seeking inclusion of Surfing in the Pan American Games and the Summer Olympics.

Each year the ISA awards upward of 50 ISA Individual Scholarships to surfers who demonstrate economic need, in order to facilitate growth in Surfing while encouraging the importance of education. Similarly, the ISA hosts educational programs around the world in the areas of Judging & Officiating, Coaching & Instructing, Surf School Accreditation and Adaptive Surfing.

For the first time, the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship will take place in La Jolla, CA from September 24-27. This will mark the first-ever World Championship event for adaptive surfers and will allow nations from around the world a united platform to celebrate the sport surfing.

About International Surfing Association

The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the World Governing Authority for Surfing, StandUp Paddle (SUP) Surfing and Racing and all other wave riding activities. The ISA has been crowning World Champions in surfing since 1964, with the ultimate mission to develop surfing globally.

About Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Since 1984, Surfrider has grown to become one of the largest grassroots activist-based organizations protecting our coastlines, with 84 volunteer led chapters around the country.

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).