Presented By Challenged Athletes Foundation, Hurley, Stance And The City Of San Diego, Adaptive Surfers Experience the Joy of Surfing at La Jolla Shores
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Thursday morning kicked off the festivities for the 2015 International Surfing Association (ISA) World Adaptive Surfing Championship, with an Adaptive Surfing Clinic at La Jolla Shores in sunny conditions and glassy waves.
All type of adaptive surfers gathered at the clinic to receive instruction and display their talents in front of the world’s best adaptive surfers. Each participant was provided with a designated instructor to provide him or her with personalized lessons tailored to their skill level.
Joining the action at the clinic was Tim Foreman and Chad Butler from the Grammy award winning rock band Switchfoot and Stance athletes Tanner Rozunko and Brian Bent.
President of the ISA Fernando Aguerre commented on the success of the ISA Adaptive Surfing Clinic.
“This is an amazing way to commence the festivities for this inaugural ISA World Championship. Seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces after catching a wave is so inspiring. Some of these kids have never experienced Surfing before; it is incredible to witness the energy and healing power that the ocean provides them.”
The ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship will be officially inaugurated Thursday evening at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park with the Parade of Nations and Sands of the World Ceremony presided by ISA President and the Mayor of San Diego, Kevin Faulconer.
The schedule for the event will be as follows:
Thursday, Sept. 24 – 4:15pm: Opening Ceremony at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park
Friday, Sept. 25 – 8am-5pm: Live webcast of competition to begin at La Jolla Shores
Saturday, Sept. 26 – 10am-3pm: Adaptive Surfing Symposium featuring keynote speakers about the future development of Adaptive Surfing at Deni + Jeff Jacobs Challenged Athletes Center.
Sunday, Sept. 27 – 8am-5pm: Live webcast of competition Finals at La Jolla Shores to culminate with the event’s Medal and Closing Ceremony
Follow all the action on www.ISAworlds.com.
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, 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; and World StandUp Paddle (SUP, both surfing and racing) and Paddleboard Champions in 2012.
ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies of 103 countries on five continents. Its headquarters are located in La Jolla, California. It is presided over by Fernando Aguerre (Argentina), first elected President in 1994 in Rio de Janeiro. The ISA’s four Vice-Presidents are Karín Sierralta (PER), Kirsty Coventry (ZIM), Casper Steinfath (DEN) and Barbara Kendall (NZL).