International Surfing Association

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International Surfing Association
Sport Surfing
Jurisdiction International
Abbreviation ISA
Founded 1964
Headquarters San Diego, California, U.S.
President Fernando Aguerre (ARG)
Official website
www.isasurf.org

The International Surfing Association (ISA) is the world governing authority for surfing and wave riding disciplines, including bodyboarding, kneeboarding, longboarding, tandem, skimboarding and bodysurfing. The ISA is recognized by the International Olympic Committee.[1]

History of the ISA[edit]

The ISA was originally named the International Surfing Federation (ISF) between 1964 and 1973. An Open Division World Championships has been contested biennially since 1964, a Junior World Championships since 1980, a Masters World Championships since 2007 and a Stand Up Paddle World Championship since 2011.[2]

Recognition as governing body of surfing[edit]

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.[3][4]

International Surfing Association (ISA) is a Member of:

  • Association of Recognised IOC International Sports Federations (ARISF)[5]
  • SportAccord formerly known as General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) [6]
  • International World Games Association (IWGA) [7]
  • World Anti-Doping Agency [8]

Olympic Bid[edit]

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. [9]

ISA Membership[edit]

The ISA only accepts membership from national governing bodies.[10] 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.

Members[edit]

The following table contains the ISA members:[11]

Country Member Name
 Afghanistan Wave Riders Association of Afghanistan
 Algeria Djazair Surf Club (CSG Surf Section)
 Argentina Asociación de Surf Argentina (ASA)
 Aruba Aruba Surf Association (ARUSURF)
 Australia Surfing Australia
 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
 Thailand Surfing Thailand
 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

ISA Recognized International Surfing Organizations[12][edit]

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS[12][edit]

Awards & Honor[edit]

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.[13]

2014 World Champions[edit]

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 [14][15][16][17]

ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games[edit]

Overall Team Results[edit]

  1.  Peru 11,402 points, (Champion Gold Medal)
  2.  Australia - 11,340 points, (Silver Medal)
  3.  Argentina - 10,922 points, (Bronze Medal)
  4.  Costa Rica - 9,508 points, (Copper Medal)
  5.  Ecuador - 8,330 points
  6.  South Africa - 8,268 points
  7.  Chile - 7,830 points
  8.  Puerto Rico - 6,720 points
  9.  Japan - 6,540 points
  10.  Panama - 6,400 points
  11.  New Zealand - 6,352 points
  12.  Mexico - 6,340 points
  13.  Uruguay - 5,760 points
  14.  Colombia - 5,540 points
  15.   Switzerland - 4,560 points
  16.  Scotland - 3,952 points
  17.  Tahiti - 3,756 points
  18.  Russia - 3,456 points
  19.  Venezuela - 2,520 points
  20.  Israel - 2,280 points
  21.  Turkey - 1,152 points
  22.  Dubai - 720 points

Open Men[edit]

  1. . Leandro Usuna (ARG), Gold Medal
  2. . Anthony Fillingim (CRI), Silver Medal
  3. . Shane Holmes (AUS), Bronze Medal
  4. . Nicholas Squires (AUS), Copper Medal

Open Women[edit]

  1. . Anali Gomez (PER), Gold Medal
  2. . Dominic Barona (ECU), Silver Medal
  3. . Philippa Anderson (AUS), Bronze Medal
  4. . Jessica Grimwood (AUS), Copper Medal

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ISA History (accessed 28 April 2011)
  2. ^ ISA About (accessed 28 April 2011)
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference olympic.org was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ "surfing - water sport". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.arisf.org/members#Surfing
  6. ^ "Sportaccord Members". Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Member Federations - International Aikido Federation". Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "International Federations (IF)". World Anti-Doping Agency. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  9. ^ Andrew Lewis, Surfing Deserves a Chance in the 2020 Summer Olympics. Here’s Why., Outside Magazine, 14 July 2015.
  10. ^ "ISA How to Become a Member". International Surfing Association. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  11. ^ "ISA Member Directory". International Surfing Association. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Member Directory". International Surfing Association. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  13. ^ Cite error: The named reference ISAH was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  14. ^ "Peru wins the ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games". Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  15. ^ http://isawsg.com/historic-day-of-surfing-at-the-claro-isa-50th-anniversary-world-surfing-games-in-peru/
  16. ^ Carlos Escaba. "Peru Wins Team Gold at ISA's World Surfing Games - The Inertia". The Inertia. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  17. ^ "Peru's Gomez gets gold at Claro Isa 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games". Retrieved 19 June 2015. 

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