International Surfing Association
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|Headquarters||San Diego, California, U.S.|
|President||Fernando Aguerre (ARG)|
The International Surfing Association (ISA), founded in 1964, is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the world governing authority for surfing, standup paddle 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) and Paddleboard Champions in 2012.
ISA membership includes the surfing National Federations of 86 countries on five continents. It’s headquartered in La Jolla, California and is presided over by Fernando Aguerre (Argentina), first elected President in 1994 in Rio de Janeiro and re-elected seven times since. The ISA's four Vice-Presidents are Alan Atkins (Australia), Karín Sierralta (Peru), Debbie Beacham (United States) and Layne Beachley (Australia). The ISA promotes its World Championship events as the true “Olympics” of the sport.
- 1 History of the ISA
- 2 Olympic Bid
- 3 ISA Membership
- 4 Awards & Honor
- 5 2014 World Champions
- 6 References
- 7 External links
History of the ISA
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Recognition as governing body of surfing
In 1982 the SportAccord, formerly known as General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), recognized the ISA as the world’s governing body of surfing. in 1995 the International Olympic Committee granted the ISA provisional recognition. ISA was admitted into the Olympic movement at 1997 when the recognition was confirmed by the IOC.
International Surfing Association (ISA) is a Member of:
- Association of Recognised IOC International Sports Federations (ARISF)
- SportAccord formerly known as General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) 
- International World Games Association (IWGA) 
- World Anti-Doping Agency 
The organizing committee for the 2020 Games in Tokyo announced on 22 June 2015 that surfing was among the sports shortlisted for inclusion at the 2020 Summer Olympics. The event would likely require a purpose-built wave pool in a stadium. The surfing community as a whole is not supportive of the concept, but ISA President Fernando Aguerre is a strong advocate for surfing as an olympic sport. 
The ISA only accepts membership from national governing bodies. There are 86 current members and ISA’s global expansion, with a goal of reaching 100 Members during 2015, is part of an overall strategy to demonstrate the sport’s universality and appeal with the ultimate objective of inclusion in the Olympic Program.
The following table contains the ISA members:
|Afghanistan||Wave Riders Association of Afghanistan|
|Algeria||Djazair Surf Club (CSG Surf Section)|
|Argentina||Asociación de Surf Argentina (ASA)|
|Aruba||Aruba Surf Association (ARUSURF)|
|Austria||Austrian Surfing - Österreichischer Wellenreitverband|
|Bahamas||Bahamas Surfing Association (BASA)|
|Barbados||Barbados Surfing Association|
|Belgium||Belgian Surfing Federation|
|Brazil||Confederação Brasileira de Surf, CBSurf|
|Bulgaria||Bulgarian Extreme Water Sports Association|
|Canada||Canadian Surfing Association|
|Cape Verde||Skibo Surf Club|
|Chile||Asociacion Chilena de Surf|
|China||Chinese Extreme Sports Association|
|Chinese Taipei||Chinese Taipei Surfing Association|
|Colombia||Asociacion Colombiana de Surf (ACS)|
|Costa Rica||Federación de Surf de Costa Rica|
|Czech Republic||Ceska Federace Stand Up Paddle (CFSUP)|
|Denmark||North Atlantic Surfing Association (NASA)|
|Dominican Republic||Federacion Dominicana de Surf (FEDOSURF)Dubai Surfing Association|
|Ecuador||Federación Ecuatoriana de Surf|
|El Salvador||Federación Salvadorena de Surf|
|Fiji||Fiji Surfing Association|
|France||Fédération Française de Surf|
|Gambia||Gambia Swimming and Water Sports Association|
|Germany||Deutscher Wellenreit Verband (DWV)|
|Ghana||Ghana Surfing Association|
|United Kingdom||Surfing Great Britain|
|Greece||Greek Surfing Association|
|Guam||Guahan Napu Inc. (Guam Surf & Bodyboard Association)|
|Guatemala||Guatemala Surfing Association (ASOSURF)|
|Hawaii||Hawaii Amateur Surfing Association (HASA)|
|Netherlands||Holland Surfing Association|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong Stand Up Paddle Board Association (HKSUPBA)|
|Hungary||Hungarian Surf Association|
|India||Surfing Federation of India|
|Indonesia||Indonesian Surfing Association|
|Ireland||Irish Surfing Association|
|Israel||Israel Surfing Association|
|Italy||Federazione Italiana Surfing (FISURF)|
|Ivory Coast||Côte d'Ivoire Surfing Association|
|Jamaica||Jamaica Surfing Association|
|Japan||Nippon Surfing Association|
|Kiribati||Kiribati Surfing Association|
|South Korea||Korea Surfing Association|
|Latvia||Latvian Stand Up Paddle Association|
|Lebanon||Lebanon Surf & Sport|
|Liberia||Liberian Surfing Federation|
|Madagascar||Madagascar Yachting, Rowing, Canoeing, and Surfing Squadron Federation|
|Malaysia||Malaysia Surfing Association|
|Maldives||Maldives Surfing Association|
|Mexico||Federación Mexicana de Surfing, A.C.|
|Morocco||Federation Royale Marocaine de Surf et Bodyboard (FRMSB)|
|Namibia||Namibia Surfing Association|
|New Zealand||Surfing New Zealand Inc.|
|Nicaragua||Nicaragua Surfing Association|
|Nigeria||Nigeria Surfing Federation|
|Panama||Asociación Panameña de Surf|
|Papua New Guinea||Surfing Association of Papua New Guinea|
|Peru||Federación Peruana de Tabla|
|Philippines||Republic of the Philippines Surfing Association|
|Poland||Polskie Stowarzyszenie Surfingu|
|Portugal||Federação Portuguesa de Surf|
|Puerto Rico||Puerto Rico Surfing Federation|
|Russia||Russian Surfing Federation|
|São Tomé and Príncipe||Canoeing and Surfing Federation of São Tomé|
|Senegal||Federation Senegalaise de Surf|
|Singapore||Surfing Association of Singapore|
|Slovakia||Slovak Surfing Association|
|Slovenia||Surf Zveza Slovenije|
|Somalia||Somali Surfing Association|
|South Africa||Surfing South Africa|
|Spain||Federeración Española de Surf|
|Sweden||Swedish Surfing Association|
|Switzerland||Swiss Surfing Association|
|Tahiti||Federation Tahitienne de Surf|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Surfing Association of Trinidad & Tobago|
|Turkey||Turkish American Sports Club|
|United Arab Emirates||Dubai Surfing Association|
|United States||Surfing America|
|Uruguay||Union de Surf del Uruguay (USU)|
|Vanuatu||Vanuatu Surfing Association|
|Venezuela||Federación Venezolana de Surfing|
|Wales||Welsh Surfing Federation|
- World Surf League (WSL), formerly known as Association of Surfing Professionals|Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP)
- Christian Surfers International (CSI)
- ALAS LATIN TOUR
- European Surfing Federation
- Pan-American Surf Association (PASA)
- Stand Up Paddle Athletes Association
- Alan Atkins, Australia
- Eduardo Arena, Peru
- Jacques Hele, France
- Reginald Prytherch, United Kingdom
- Rod Brooks, Australia
- Tim Millward, South Africa
Awards & Honor
Somewhat in line with the tradition of the Olympic Games a gold, silver, bronze and copper medals are awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed athletes who compete for the honor to represent their country and national colors, in the true nature of surfing's aloha spirit and fair play.
2014 World Champions
Peru Crowned 2014 World Team Champion, Argentina’s Leandro Usuna Wins The Gold Medal In Men’s, Peru’s Anali Gomez Wins the Gold Medal In Women’s and Peru Wins The ISA Aloha Cup With Incredible Waves At Punta Rocas, Peru 
ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games
Overall Team Results
- Peru 11,402 points, (Champion Gold Medal)
- Australia - 11,340 points, (Silver Medal)
- Argentina - 10,922 points, (Bronze Medal)
- Costa Rica - 9,508 points, (Copper Medal)
- Ecuador - 8,330 points
- South Africa - 8,268 points
- Chile - 7,830 points
- Puerto Rico - 6,720 points
- Japan - 6,540 points
- Panama - 6,400 points
- New Zealand - 6,352 points
- Mexico - 6,340 points
- Uruguay - 5,760 points
- Colombia - 5,540 points
- Switzerland - 4,560 points
- Scotland - 3,952 points
- Tahiti - 3,756 points
- Russia - 3,456 points
- Venezuela - 2,520 points
- Israel - 2,280 points
- Turkey - 1,152 points
- Dubai - 720 points
- . Leandro Usuna (ARG), Gold Medal
- . Anthony Fillingim (CRI), Silver Medal
- . Shane Holmes (AUS), Bronze Medal
- . Nicholas Squires (AUS), Copper Medal
- . Anali Gomez (PER), Gold Medal
- . Dominic Barona (ECU), Silver Medal
- . Philippa Anderson (AUS), Bronze Medal
- . Jessica Grimwood (AUS), Copper Medal
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