ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship
The International Surfing Association
10 - 17 May, 2015
First ever ISA World Championship to be held in Mexico
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 November, 2014 - The International Surfing Association (ISA) is proud to announce that the 2015 ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) will be held in Sayulita, Mexico from May 10th to the 17th. This event will mark the first ever ISA World Championship to take place in the country.
The ISA WSUPPC has witnessed explosive growth since the inaugural event in 2012. It has nearly tripled in athlete participation from 105 to 277 and grown from 17 to 27 countries in its first three editions in all divisions.
Mexico offers a rich coastline with many incredible destinations for StandUp Paddle (SUP) Racing and Surfing, and Sayulita is a perfect location to host the ISA WSUPPC. Sayulita is considered the epicenter of Mexico's SUP community.
"We are delighted that Mexico will host the 2015 ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship in Sayulita, which is the first ISA World Championship ever in Mexico," said ISA President Fernando Aguerre. "Sayulita will be an ideal venue for the best SUP Surfers, SUP Racers, and Paddleboarders in the world to gather and compete for Gold. We are grateful for the dedication and hard work of the President of the Mexican Surfing Federation, Luis Skeen and his Director of SUP, Alfredo Salafranca, for making this event possible. We look forward to a long term relationship between Mexico and the ISA."
More than 300 of the world’s greatest watermen from over 30 countries will compete in 11 different disciplines and compete for the coveted Club Waikiki-Peru ISA World Team Champion Trophy and the individual Gold Medals. The 2015 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship will include Men’s and Women’s SUP Surfing, SUP Technical Race, SUP Distance Race, Paddleboard Technical Race, Paddleboard Distance Race, and the Team Relay Race.