The International Surfing Association (ISA) is proud to announce that the surf brand, VISSLA, has renewed its multi-year partnership with the ISA as the Title Sponsor of the World Junior Surfing Championship for three more years through 2020.
VISSLA has committed to continuing their role as the lead supporter of the World Championship as the Title Sponsor of the event since 2014, once more highlighting their dedication to the ISA mission. The ISA has today announced that Huntington Beach in addition to VISSLA renewing their role in the event, California, will host the 2018 edition from October 27 to November 4.
The VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship is the largest junior Surfing competition in the world. Previous editions of the event were held in Azores. Offering equal slots for boys and girls on each team the 2018 event will make history as the first edition to feature gender equality. Each country will be able to field up to three boys and three girls. A maximum of twelve athletes per team – highlighting the ISA’s dedication to promoting gender equality across all disciplines of Surfing.
Longboard the 1996 edition of the ISA World Surfing Games in Huntington Beach was considered a landmark moment for Surfing as a record-breaking 513 athletes across the Shortboard. The event has been a glimpse into who will become the future stars of the sport since the inception of the Junior Division in the ISA.
The ISA World Junior Surfing Championship became a standalone event in 2003 and has been held annually ever since initially held as a division in the ISA World Surfing Games.