More than 70 Challenged Surfers will Tame La Jolla Shores this Weekend.
It is simply a show of will, courage, determination and great surfing! The 2015 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship was officially inaugurated last Thursday with the Opening Ceremony in San Diego’s iconic Balboa Park, marking the largest international Adaptive Surfing competition of its kind to date.
From September 24-27, La Jolla, California will be host to the inaugural ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship, presented by Challenged Athletes Foundation, Hurley, Stance and the City of San Diego.
More than 70 adaptive surfers from 18 countries, will compete against each other and themselves, to show the world, the courage, skills and determination, these great athletes have.
For the inauguration of the Championship, there couldn’t be a better place, than La Jolla Shores, one of the most popular beach breaks in San Diego.
The best swell directions for La Jolla Shores are west and northwest wind and ground swells, and the beach can also work well during some of the larger summer south swells. Fall and winter are the best and most consistent seasons.
About 2015 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship
This inaugural competition will gather the global Adaptive Surfing community to provide surfers with physical challenges with a platform to compete for their country and display their talent with the goal of growing and developing the sport.
The competition will feature athletes from 18 countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Hawaii, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay and USA.
The ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship will complement Surfing’s inclusion in the Pan Am Games with aspirations for inclusion in the Parapan Am and Paralympic Games.
The adaptive surfers will be classified in one of four competitive divisions:
- Stand: Surfers who ride waves in a standing or kneeling position.
- Upright: Surfers who ride waves in a seated position.
- Prone: Surfers who ride waves laying down.
- Assist: Surfers who need assistance catching waves and getting back on their board, yet surf the wave independently.
The ISA’s goal in hosting the first-ever ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship is to unify global efforts for the advancement of Adaptive Surfing by creating an event that serves as the preeminent platform for physically challenged surfers to display their talents in competition.