Surfing

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has awarded hosting rights to its World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship to Fiji in its latest effort to enhance the sport’s global profile.

International Surfing Association (ISA) president Fernando Aguerre has welcomed the news that Tokyo 2020 has recommended to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that surfing take place on natural ocean waves if it is included on the sports programme for the Tokyo 2020 Games, but has maintained the federation is committed to developing wave pool technology.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that surfing will be staged on the ocean waves at the 2020 Olympics, should it be approved as an additional sport for Tokyo’s Games.

The Pan American Sport Organisation (PASO) has confirmed surfing will feature at the 2019 edition of its Pan American Games multi-sport event, which will be held in the Peruvian capital of Lima.

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has declared its support for the introduction of new technology that could make it possible for surfing to be included at major multi-sport events.

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has boosted the sport’s case for Olympic and Paralympic inclusion by introducing its first World Adaptive Championship.

Fernando Aguerre has been re-elected as the president of the International Surfing Association (ISA) while the global governing body has also appointed Barbara Kendall and Casper Steinfath as new vice-presidents.

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) has announced the schedule for the 2014-15 Big Wave World Tour (BWWT), with two new events added to the calendar in South Africa and Maui.

Australian surfwear brand Billabong has incurred around a US$770 million record net annual loss.