With 71 longboarders from 22 nations competing at Riyue Bay, the 2018 ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship in Wanning, China has broken its previous record for participation. All five continents of the globe will be represented in the event, including the participation of non-traditional surfing nations such as China, Chinese Taipei, Germany, Israel, and Russia.
“We are ecstatic to bring the ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship to China for the first time ever in recording-breaking fashion,” said ISA President Fernando Aguerre. “The growth of the sport of Surfing, and particularly the longboard discipline, is on full display with this incredible athlete turnout.”
“Longboard is the original, traditional form of the sport and has been experiencing a resurgence in popularity among young people all around the globe. I am looking forward to broadcasting its elegant style and progressive maneuvers to display this unique discipline of the sport to the world.”
The event begins on January 19th, and will continue until champions are crowned on January 25th. Learn more about the event here.