LA JOLLA, California – The World Surfing Affiliation (ISA) is extremely joyful to announce that the 2019 ISA International StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) will happen in El Salvador from November 23 – December 1. SUP Racing, SUP Surfing, and Paddleboard Racing will happen on the nation’s famend righthand level destroy El Sunzal.
The development might be designated because the ‘Surf Town El Salvador’ ISA International SUP and Paddleboard Championship to focus on its function in El Salvador’s long-term way to advertise its world-renowned browsing locations. 2019 will mark the eighth consecutive yr that the ISA has run the International Championship, crowning the primary International Champions in 2012 in Peru. Succeeding editions of the development had been held throughout 4 continents in Peru (2013), Nicaragua (2014), Mexico (2015), Fiji (2016), Denmark (2017), and China (2018), exemplifying the common attraction of the game.
The WSUPPC is the premiere and simplest International Championship for the disciplines of SUP Racing and Surfing, having topped undisputed International Champions within the game because the tournament’s 2012 inauguration. Document participation was once reached in 2017 when 286 athletes from 42 international locations descended upon the waterways of Copenhagen, Denmark, in addition to the rustic’s rugged northwest coast referred to as Chilly Hawaii.
France’s Olivia Piana earned her first ISA Gold within the Girls’s SUP Distance race on the 2018 WSUPPC. | Photograph: ISA / Pablo Jimenez
In 2018 Group Australia endured their domination within the tournament, incomes their 6th Group Gold Medal over the development’s seven editions. Person Gold Medals had been earned through international stars equivalent to Brazil’s Luiz Diniz (SUP Surfing), Australia’s Shakira Westdorp (SUP Surfing), USA’s Candice Appleby (SUP Technical Race), Hungary’s Daniel Hasulyo (SUP Technical Race), France’s Olivia Piana (SUP Distance Race), and Australia’s Michael Sales space (SUP Distance Race), amongst others. 2018 additionally marked the primary version that the development topped Junior SUP Racing International Champions, as USA’s Jade Howson (Ladies) and Ryan Funk (Boys) swept the Gold Medals for his or her country.
Underneath ISA management, SUP has won momentum within the Olympic Motion with inclusion in numerous multi-sport occasions. Maximum not too long ago, as a part of the ISA governance of SUP, it celebrated its most important Olympic Motion inclusion so far through becoming a member of the Sports activities Programme of the Lima 2019 Pan American Video games.
USA’s Connor Baxter and Brazil’s Lena Ribeiro took the respective Males’s and Girls’s Gold Medals in an epic SUP race at Lima’s famed destroy of Punta Rocas. Siblings Izzi and Giorgio Gomez, representing Colombia, took the SUP Surfing Gold Medals.
USA’s Connor Baxter celebrates a Pan American SUP Racing Gold Medal in Peru. | Photograph: ISA / Pablo Jimenez
“We’re proud to proceeding collecting the arena’s very best SUP and Paddleboard athletes and crown International Champions,” mentioned ISA President Fernando Aguerre. He endured, “The game of StandUp Paddle is driving a wave of world momentum because it remains to be one of the most international’s fastest-growing water sports activities. SUP has won inclusion in key Olympic Motion multi-sport video games because of efforts through the ISA. Our imaginative and prescient is to proceed growing and increasing the game till at some point it arrives to the arena’s largest carrying level, the Olympic Video games. I’m taking a look ahead to looking at the arena’s very best compete for Gold at the gorgeous, tropical coast of El Salvador. The very best waves and lovely surroundings will make for an version to bear in mind.”
Morena Ileana Valdez Vigil, Minister of Tourism for El Salvador, mentioned:
“We’re excited to spouse with the ISA for this International Championship. Internet hosting the Surf Town El Salvador ISA International SUP and Paddleboard Championship is a part of a countrywide means of this Govt to advertise and spotlight the very good browsing vacation spot that our nation has to provide. The waves are one of the most nation’s most precious belongings, a useful resource that by no means runs out and promotes wholesome dwelling and recognize of our surroundings.”
Concerning the World Surfing Affiliation:
The World Surfing Affiliation (ISA), based in 1964, is known through the World Olympic Committee because the International Governing Authority for Surfing. The ISA governs and defines Surfing as Shortboard, Longboard & Bodyboarding, StandUp Paddle (SUP) Racing and Surfing, Bodysurfing, Wakesurfing, and all different wave driving actions on any form of waves, and on flat water the use of wave driving apparatus. The ISA topped its first Males’s and Girls’s International Champions in 1964. It topped the primary Large Wave International Champion in 1965; International Junior Champion in 1980; International Kneeboard Champions in 1982; International Longboard Surfing and International Bodyboard Champions in 1988; International Tandem Surfing Champions in 2006; International Masters Champions in 2007; and International StandUp Paddle (SUP, each browsing and racing) and Paddleboard Champions in 2012.