ISA World Adaptive Surfing Champs
Presented by Challenged Athletes Foundation
International Surfing Association
La Jolla, San Diego California
24 - 27 September 2015
Major sponsors sign on to ensure ISA World Adaptive Surfing Champs will roll
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 September, 2015 - Anticipation is growing for the 2015 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship presented by Challenged Athletes Foundation, Hurley, Stance and the City of San Diego. An international field of more than 65 athletes from 17 countries will feature the world’s top adaptive surfers to compete on the sport’s highest stage.
Southern California surfer and artist, Andy Davis, brought his passion and energy to the ISA World Championship by creating the official event art, which incorporated his signature mellow, feel-good style. Davis, who has years of experience creating surf art, spoke about this inaugural event:
“It’s an honor to be able to contribute to such a historic event. These adaptive surfers all have inspiring stories and radiate positive energy. It was fun to conceptualize and execute an adaptive surfing piece to represent that feeling. The simple, yet effective use of color celebrates the positive way that these athletes have overcome their obstacles.”
Adding to the building momentum of the event, leading sock brand, Stance, recently committed to supporting the World Championship as a presenting sponsor. Founder and CEO of Stance, Jeff Kearl, expressed his excitement of supporting the event.
Jeff Munson © Jason Rose
“Stance is built on the foundation of art, self-expression and innovation,” said Kearl. “With the way these adaptive surfers are breaking down barriers and performing their art form on waves, it makes great sense to align our brand with this unique, inaugural event. We are looking forward to watching these athletes go out there and push the limits of the sport.”
ISA President Fernando Aguerre commented on the inaugural ISA World Championship, “The ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship will truly be a historic event for the sport of Surfing. It’s about the building of a better world, and the nurturing, healing role of riding waves. The pieces have all come together with great sponsors and athletes. Gathering competitors from 17 countries in this inaugural championship, provides a preeminent platform for the international growth and development of all disciplines of adaptive surfing, and the healing power of waveriding.”
The event schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Sept. 24 – 8am-1pm: Adaptive Surfing Clinic PST at La Jolla Shores
Thursday, Sept. 24 – 5pm: Opening Ceremony at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park
Friday, Sept. 25 – 8am-5pm: Live webcast of Day 1 of competition to begin at La Jolla Shores
Saturday, Sept. 26 – 10am-3pm: Adaptive Surfing Symposium featuring keynote speakers about the future development of Adaptive Surfing at the CAF headquarters
Sunday, Sept. 27 – 8am-5pm: Live webcast of Competition Finals at La Jolla Shores to culminate with the event’s Medal and Closing Ceremony.