Participating vs non-participating membership status
A new member shall elect to begin its ISA membership as a Participating or Non-Participating Member. If choosing to begin membership as a Non-Participating Member, a member may remain this way as long as it so desires, but cannot go back to being a Non-Participating Member once having been upgraded to the Participating Member status. Once an ISA member elects to be a Participating Member, its membership remains as is.
Definition of a participating member
A Participating Member will have the opportunity to participate in any ISA event, be listed as the ISA member for its country, be included in all ISA communications and have access to ISA programs.
The Participating Member annual fee is $500 (USD) or $1000 (USD) dependent upon its ranking in the ISA World Surfing Games from the prior year. Participating Members ranked #17 and below in previous World Surfing Games pay the annual fee of $500 (USD), as do Participating Members who have not participated in the ISA World Surfing Games.
Definition of a non-participating member
A Non-Participating Member will be listed as the ISA member for its country, be included in all ISA communications, and have access to ISA programs. Non-Participating Membership status does not grant the ISA member the right to participate in any ISA Event.
The Non-Participating Member fee is $50 (USD) per year.