Registration Deadline: October 24th, 2023

Below you will find all the relevant information for athletes, team officials, and media.

  • Schedule

    *Please note, the following event schedule is tentative and subject to change at any time at the ISA’s discretion*

    Friday November 3rd – Saturday November 4th

    • Classification
      Location: Visit Huntington Beach Office (155 5th St #111, Huntington Beach, CA 92648)
      Time: 9am – 5pm

    Saturday – November 4

    • Managers’ Meeting (max of 2 people per team)
      Location: TBC
      Time: 7-9pm
    • Volunteer Training
      Location: South Huntington Beach
      Time: TBC

    Sunday – November 5

    • Opening Ceremony
      Location: Huntington Beach Main Street
      Time: TBC

    November 5 – 11

    • Competition
      Location: South Huntington Beach
      Time: 7:00am – 5:00pm

    Saturday – Nov 11

    • Final day of Competition
    • Closing Ceremony
      Location: TBC
      Time: 20-30min after last heat.
  • Classification

    All information on ISA Para Surfing Classification and the updated ISA Para Surfing Sport Classes can be found on our website HERE

    Classification will take place on Friday November 3rd and Saturday November 4th from 9am-5pm. All new athletes not on the ISA Para Surfing Classification Overall Master Classification List or athletes with a Review Status must schedule a classification appointment at the following link:

    All athletes that require a classification assessment must pay the one-time classification fee of $50 USD (ISA Para Surfing Classification Process – $25, Classification Card – $25). This will be included in your registration fee.

    For any specific questions about classification or the classification process please contact Dr. Maureen Johnson, ISA Para Surfing Head of Classification at [email protected]

  • How to Register + RSVP

    Registration for the 2023 ISA World Para Surfing Championship in Huntington Beach is now open.

    Please ensure you have completed the following steps by the deadline of October 24th, 2023.

    1. Submit the WPSC Team Roster Spreadsheet by sending to [email protected] and [email protected]

    2. Pay your invoice (To be sent after submittal of WPSC Team Roster Spreadsheet)

    3. Complete the Line Up Registration for your athletes and officials (Link to be sent)

    4. Schedule your classification appointment: On-site classification will take place on Friday November 3rd and Saturday November 4th from 9am-5pm. All new athletes not on the ISA Para Surfing Classification Overall Master Classification List or athletes with a Review Status must schedule a classification appointment at the following link:

    Classification fees for new athletes will be included in your team’s invoice.

  • Invitation Letter

    If your national federation requires an invitation letter for visa purposes, please email [email protected]

  • Team Size

    Each National Federation will be allowed to field a team of up to nine men athletes and nine women athletes across the nine Para Surfing Sport Classes, for a total of eighteen eligible athletes.

    The nine men and nine women maximum athletes per country will include no more than two athletes in any one Para Surfing Sport Class.

    You can download WPSC Team Roster Spreadsheet HERE and send to [email protected] once completed.

  • Accommodation & Discounts

    Please contact the hotel directly to reserve the accommodation.

    Additional accommodations will be updated here:

    Hotel Accommodations: The Hotel Huntington Beach
    Address: 7667 Center Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    Room Block Name:  International Surfing Association (ISA)
    Room Block Rate: $169.00 Premier Guest Rooms
    Arrival/Departure Dates: Thurs.,November 2, 2023 / Sun., November 12, 2023
    Deadline to make reservations is Mon., October 2, 2023

    Hotel Accommodations: Sonesta Select Huntington Beach Fountain Valley
    Address: 9950 Slater Road, Fountain Valley CA  92708
    Room Block Name:  International Surfing Association (ISA)


    • Parking fees waived (savings of $10/night)
    • 15% off breakfast at The Commons Restaurant
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Teams that wish to stay in beach front accommodation at the Pasea Hotel: can email [email protected] to coordinate a group rate or the best available rate at the time for individuals.
  • Volunteer Sign Up

    Come on and help us at the 2023 ISA World Para Surfing Championship!

  • Anti-Doping

    As a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code, the ISA implements a strict adherence to the Code as a way to ensure a clean, healthy and fair sporting atmosphere for all athletes.

    In registering for the 2023 ISA WPSC, all athletes must adhere to the ISA Anti-Doping Rules which, among other requirements, states that all Athletes competing in ISA World Championships shall be subject to In Competition Testing at any time, with or without advance notice.

    Athletes are responsible for making sure any medication that is taken is not listed on the 2023 WADA Prohibited Substance List.

    For more information regarding the ISA’s Anti-Doping Program, including a link to the ISA Anti-Doping Rules, WADA Prohibited Substance List, instructions on how to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption Form (TUE), and the contact information for the International Testing Agency, please visit the ISA’s Anti Doping page here:

  • Importance of Global Attendance

    As many of you are aware, Para Surfing is in the final stages of review for inclusion in the LA2028 Paralympic Games. In coordination with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Para Surfing is currently under consideration by the Los Angeles 2028 Organizing Committee (LA28) for inclusion as an additional sport for the LA28 Paralympic Games with a potential decision coming in the fourth quarter of this year.

    With this in mind we would like to highlight the importance of global participation and encourage all National Federations to participate in the 2023 WPSC in Huntington Beach to showcase the growth of Para Surfing and build excitement for future Paralympic inclusion.

    For any other questions regarding WPSC details please contact Alex Reynolds, ISA Director of Membership and Development at [email protected].

  • AmpSurf Sponsorship and Para Surf League Global Championship and Open

    For the fourth consecutive year, the ISA is pleased to have AmpSurf as a partner and supporter of the World Para Surfing Championship.

    AmpSurf’s mission is to Promote, Inspire, Educate, and Rehabilitate (PIER) all people with disabilities and their families through Adaptive Surf Therapy and competitions through their Para Surf League program.

    The Para Surf League is contributing to the global growth and development of Para Surfing by organizing Para Surfing competitions. The ISA supports the aims of this program that aligns with our mission to create a global platform for universal access to the sport and enable Para Surfers the opportunity to achieve sporting excellence and inspire others.

    The Para Surf League Global Championship and Open competition is being organized immediately following the ISA World Para Surfing Championship in Huntington Beach from November 13-15 and all athletes are invited to participate.

    To register:

    For more information contact: [email protected]

  • The Challenged Athletes Grant Support

    The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is once again supporting the ISA World Para Surfing Championship. A small amount of discretionary funding is available for the 2023 WPSC with preference given to nations with the greatest need and those who have not previously competed in the World Para Surfing Championship. If your athletes require this additional support to attend this event please contact [email protected] and we will connect you with CAF to inquire.

    For all other athletes CAF’s general grant application which can be used for 2024 travel grants is open:


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