International Surfing Association 50th World Games
The Claro ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games has officially begun today in Punta Hermosa, Peru with the opening ceremony concluding it’s celebration just hours ago. In total 22 National Teams paraded around the iconic “Plaza de Armas”, in the center of the city, in front of thousands of local spectators celebrating nation and the 50th year since the first World Championships at Manly Beach Australia.
Defending champions South Africa are ramping up their energy to defend their title but have a line of competition after their silverware, especially from the home team Peru who have the local break knowledge and advantage in their court.
ISA President Fernando Aguerre has welcomed everyone and says about the predicted forecast… “Great surfing conditions and waves in the head high to overhead range in Peru are welcoming the delegations.”
ISA Vice-President Karin Sierralta said, “This will be a historic event. The ISA is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in Peru’s famous waves, and we feel very happy to be part of this historic event. This is going to be a great moment, with a lot of camaraderie and amazing waves.”
Countries competing this year are Argentina, Australia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dubai, Ecuador, Israel, Japan, Maldives, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland, Tahiti, Turkey, Uruguay and Venezuela.
We will be bringing you all the latest news and results from the event so stay posted to find out how your country is going!
Below are a list of the female competitors representing each country
Leilani Mc Gonagle
Alma Denisse Martinez Salazar
Kelly Laide Roca
Nataly Bernold (out)