Editor’s Note: This feature is presented by our partners at the ISA.
The 2022 ISA World Surfing Games are live from Huntington Beach, Calif., and so far both the athletes and the conditions have been delivering. “The consistency is amazing today,” says Barton Lynch from the commentator’s booth. And it’s hard to disagree. Today sees clean and pumping swell on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier, as the world’s best duke it out for Olympic qualification.
The motto of the ISA is “a better world through surfing,” and that vibe was evident from the opening ceremonies onwards. Surfing is not a team sport, but the way that surfers come together on the ISA stage to represent their countries and celebrate the sport as a whole just feels different.