Surfing

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.

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.

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.