Surfing

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has confirmed that the Chinese city of Wanning is to replace Buzios in Brazil as host of this year’s World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC).

The World Surf League (WSL) has moved into the experiential travel and leisure market through an innovative new partnership with home rental and travel company Airbnb.

The World Surf League (WSL) has formed a new team event to mark its first major competition at a facility utilising artificial wave technology.

Will Chignell has been appointed as chief marketing officer of the World Surf League (WSL).

Australian surf-wear brand Billabong has sealed a deal to be acquired by US rival Boardriders in a deal worth Aus$197.7m (€129m/$155m).

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has reached an agreement with the World Surf League (WSL) on how athlete participation will be devised for the sport’s summer Olympic Games debut in 2020.

The International Surfing Association has awarded the 2018 edition of its showpiece World Surfing Games to the Japanese city of Tahara.

The World Surf League (WSL) will visit the first facility utilising artificial wave technology for its 2018 season as part of a significant overhaul to the calendar for its World Championship Tour.

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has awarded hosting rights for the 2018 edition of its World Longboard Championship to the Chinese city of Wanning.

Joseph Carr, a former senior executive at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts series, has been appointed as the World Surf League’s (WSL) chief strategy officer.

The World Surf League (WSL) has appointed experienced sports industry figure Sophie Goldschmidt as its new chief executive.

The International Surfing Association (ISA) and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) have referred their long-running dispute over the ownership of the Standup Paddle (SUP) discipline to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The International Surfing Association (ISA) and the Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP) World Tour have signed a partnership that will seek to drive the development of StandUp Paddle (SUP) with the ultimate goal of securing status as an Olympic sport.

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has hailed a new era of cooperation with the World Surf League (WSL) after the latter body endorsed the participation of professional athletes in the 2017 World Surfing Games, which will take place in Biarritz, France on May 21-28.

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has announced that the French town of Biarritz will host the 2017 edition of its World Surfing Games, confirming the return of the event to Europe for the first time since 2008.

Denmark has been awarded hosting rights to the International Surfing Association’s (ISA) 2017 World Standup Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship.

WSL Holdings, parent company of the World Surf League (WSL), has agreed a deal to acquire a majority stake in the wave technology company formed by legend of the sport Kelly Slater, with the acquisition intended to boost the growth of high-performance surfing around the world.

International Surfing Association president Fernando Aguerre writes exclusively for SportBusiness International about the sport’s hopes of joining the programme for the Olympic Games.

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has announced that this years’ edition of its World Surfing Games will be staged in Costa Rica, whose national team won the competition in Nicaragua last year.

The World Surf League (WSL) has launched a new philanthropic venture to support research into the protection and preservation of oceans across the world.