The VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship is the largest junior Surfing competition in the world, with the 2017 edition in Hyuga, Japan hosting 306 surfers from a record-breaking 41 nations across all continents of the globe. Previous editions of the event were held in Azores, Portugal (2016), Oceanside, California, USA, (2015) and Salinas, Ecuador (2014).
In Huntington Beach, this event will make history as the first edition to feature gender equality, offering equal slots for boys and girls on each team. Each country will be able to field up to three boys and three girls in U-16 and U-18 Divisions – a maximum of twelve athletes per team – highlighting the ISA’s dedication to promoting gender equality across all disciplines of Surfing. Watch future Olympians surf the waters of Surf City USA and be a part of the opening ceremony, event, and awards.