Surfing was included on the list of proposed new sports for inclusion at the games in five years’ time.
First ambassadors for Iran, Sri Lanka, Samoa, Ivory Coast, and Philippines demonstrates ISA’s commitment to global growth of surfing.
Surfing named the official sport of California.
The delegation travelled to California to continue discussions on how to best maximize surfing’s Olympic debut.
The inclusion comes during a push by the ISA to grow and develop surfing in non-traditional surfing nations.
As part of the partnership, the ISA has appointed Justine Dupont as an IOC CleanSeas Ambassador.
Huntington Beach announced as host for 2018 edition to be held October 27 – November 4.
Multiple world medalist across three ISA disciplines, Justine Dupont (FRA), to lead as chair of the commission.
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