Biarritz to host 2017 ISA World Surfing Games

By iSportconnect | September 19, 2016

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has announced that Biarritz, France will host the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games,bringing the competition to Europe for the first time since 2008 when it was held in Portugal.

In May of 2017, the world’s best National Surfing Teams will come together to compete for Gold in the ISA’s flagship event in Biarritz, located on France’s southwest coast.

The announcement comes on the back of the 2016 INS ISA World Surfing Games, which took place from August 6-14 in Playa Jacó, Costa Rica. 

President of the ISA, Fernando Aguerre, said:

“I’m very happy to see the return of our flagship event back to Europe. France is a great surfingdestination and Biarritz in particular, is a wonderful coastal city transformed by surfing in the last decades. We are excited to be partnering with the French Surfing Federation for this extremely important event and to grow and promote Surfing in Europe. The best surfers in the world will be participating as members of their official National Surfing Teams. The world-class waves of Biarritz will be a perfect place to showcase our sport on the road to Tokyo 2020.

“With athletes competing for the pride of representing their nations in true Olympic spirit, the ISA World Surfing Games are a glimpse into the future of Olympic Surfing that we will witness at Tokyo 2020.”