The ISA World Championship Series was born in 1964 with the first men and women surfing World Champions crowned at the ISA World Surfing Championships in Manly Beach, Australia.
Since then, the series has grown and developed to include an array of surfing disciplines.
As the only Olympic-style team events in surfing, the ISA World Championship Series gathers athletes from all continents of the globe in peace to represent their nations and go for Gold.
ISA World Surfing Games
The ISA’s open division shortboarding surfing championships for all men’s and women’s national teams, the World Surfing Games, were first run in 1964 as the World Surfing Championships in Manly Beach, Australia. Shortboarding combines power, performance and aerial maneuvers. Over the years, the World Surfing Games have featured some of the world’s best surfers representing their countries competing for individual titles and vying for the coveted Fernando Aguerre World Team Trophy. Now the World Surfing Games is a key step in the pathway to qualify for the Olympic Games.