Vissla ISA World Junior Surfing Championship

October 26 - November 3, 2019

Live Competition Webcam

The VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship is the largest junior surfing competition in the world. The event, which is presented by Visit Huntington Beach, will return to ‘Surf City USA’ for the second consecutive year after a successful edition in 2018 that featured 361 surfers from a record-breaking 44 nations. Watch future Olympians surf the waters of Surf City USA. The event is free to attend. 

Event Schedule

Saturday, October 26, 2019 
  • Parade of Nations and Open Ceremony: 10 AM -12:30 PM

    • Main Street, Huntington Beach

Event Schedule

October 26 - November 3, 2019
  • Surfing competition from 7:30 AM  - 5:00 PM

November 3, 2019
  • After closing of competition there will be a closing ceremony in Pier Plaza

VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship

Huntington Beach Resorts & Hotels

Dotting Pacific Coast Highway are oceanfront resorts in Huntington Beach, California.


  • The event will be located on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. There will be an expo on the sand.
  • The opening ceremony location's will be at Pier Plaza, right in front of the Huntington Beach Pier.
  • The parade will be on Main Street. 

Why is this surfing event significant? 

Featuring the world's best junior surfers, the event will serve as a precursor and a significant step in the road of Olympic hopefuls towards representing their nations when Surfing makes its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. The ISA World Juniors has historically proven to be an indicator of which surfers will go on to become the future stars of the sport. 


Countries participating 

  1. American Samoa* new this week. First WJSC
  2. Argentina
  3. Australia
  4. Barbados
  5. Belgium
  6. Brazil
  7. Canada
  8. Channel Islands
  9. Chile
  10. China
  11. Chinese Taipei
  12. Colombia
  13. Costa Rica
  14. Ecuador
  15. El Salvador
  16. England
  17. Fiji
  18. France
  19. Germany
  20. Hawaii
  21. Israel
  22. Italy
  23. Japan
  24. Jamaica
  25. Mexico
  26. Morocco
  27. Netherlands
  28. New Zealand
  29. Nicaragua
  30. Panama
  31. Peru
  32. Poland
  33. Portugal
  34. Puerto Rico
  35. Russia
  36. Samoa
  37. South Africa
  38. Spain
  39. Sweden
  40. Switzerland
  41. Tahiti
  42. United States of America
  43. Uruguay
  44. Venezuela

About The International Surfing Association (ISA)

The International Surfing Association (ISA), founded in 1964, is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. The ISA governs and defines Surfing as Shortboard, Longboard & Bodyboarding, StandUp Paddle (SUP) Racing and Surfing, Bodysurfing, Wakesurfing, and all other wave riding activities on any type of waves, and on flat water using wave riding equipment. The ISA crowned its first Men’s and Women’s World Champions in 1964. It crowned the first Big Wave World Champion in 1965; World Junior Champion in 1980; World Kneeboard Champions in 1982; World Longboard Surfing and World Bodyboard Champions in 1988; World Tandem Surfing Champions in 2006; World Masters Champions in 2007; and World StandUp Paddle (SUP, both surfing and racing) and Paddleboard Champions in 2012.

VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships

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