Taking place at La Jolla Shores near San Diego, California, the World Adaptive Surfing Championship is one of the most anticipated events in the surfing community. Beginning September 24 and running through September 27, 2015, the International Surfing Association event welcomes national and international surfers with all types of skillsets. The competition is spread out over two days: Friday, September 25 and Sunday, September 27. In between there will a whole host of activities and festivities. On Thursday, September 24, an Adaptive Surfing Clinic runs from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. while the Opening Ceremonies gets underway at 5:00 p.m. During the day on Saturday, September 26, the Adaptive Surfing Symposium will feature everything from keynote speakers to best practices.
While surfing competitions have been around for a long, long time, the modern history of the sport can be traced back to the International Surfing Association. In 1964, the ISA hosted its first World Surfing Competition at Australia's Manly Beach. Two top Americans were edged out by an Australian named Midget Farrelly. (No small feat.) This gets many people wondering: Why is the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship being held at La Jolla Shores? Good question. And we have an even better answer. As it happens, La Jolla Shores is the home of classic Southern California beach break waves, making it one of San Diego's top spots for hanging ten. Learn even more information about the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship, such as who's competing and what they're competing for, by checking out https://www.isasurf.org/events/isa-world-adaptive-surfing-championship/.