FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Pablo Zanocchi
International Surfing Association
LA JOLLA, CA – July 23, 2010 — The International Surfing Association (ISA), the world governing authority of surfing, announced today the 2011 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship will be held in wave rich Costa Verde, Lima, Peru from April 30 to May 8, 2011.
“We selected Peru for the 2011 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship not just for its beautiful coast and consistent waves but also the country’s commitment to promoting surfing and its dedication to the ISA’s goals for a better surfing future,” said Fernando Aguerre, ISA president. “We are excited to work with the Peruvian Surfing Federation (Federacion Deportiva Nacional de Tabla (FENTA), and look forward to bringing our young surfers to such a breathtaking, culture-rich country for the competition,” added Aguerre.
The 2011 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship will gather the finest surfers from over 60 nations to compete in the Boys Under 18, Boys Under 16 and Girls Under 18 divisions. As members of their respective National Surf Teams, surfers will compete for the glory of winning Team and Individual Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper medals.
“We are ecstatic about hosting this event. The 2011 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship will be making history for us, as Peru will be the first surfing nation to host three major ISA events,” said Karin Sierralta, FENTA General Manager. “The Juniors event is particularly important to us because Peru is home to a growing pool of extremely talented young surfers.”
“Peru has much to offer and I’m thrilled that young surfers from all around the world will be introduced to a country that embraces and supports surfing with such enthusiasm and heritage,” said Bob McKnight, Quiksilver CEO. Quiksilver has been the title sponsor of this event for the past seven years.
About the International Surfing Association (ISA)
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. It was originally founded as the International Surfing Federation in 1964 and has been running world championships since 1964 and the Junior World Championships since 1980.
ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of over 60 countries on six continents. Its headquarters are located in La Jolla, California. It is presided by Fernando Aguerre, first elected in 1994 in Rio, and re-elected six times since. The ISA’s four Vice Presidents are Alan Atkins (Australia), Robin de Kock (South Africa), Mike Gerard (USA) and Karín Sierralta (Peru).
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).