Tahara-City 2018 URBAN RESEARCH ISA WORLD SURFING GAMES
|Date :||9/15-22, 2018|
The ISA World Surfing Games are a surfing competition hosted by the International Surfing Association (ISA). ISA is among the International Federations (IFs) recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and aims to make surfing an Olympic sport. The competition was first held as the World Championships in 1964, and the games have been held every one or two years since then at different locations around the world. The event is a world championship to rank countries and decide the world surfing champions. It is recognized as a "World Cup for surfing" by surfers who aim to complete on the world stage.
Japan is hosting the games for the first time in 28 years, since the 13th World Surfing Games in 1990. With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics approaching, the competition is expected to become a hot topic.
The 2017 ISA World Surfing Games, held in Biarritz, France in May 2017, saw 245 surfers from 47 countries compete, a record-high number of participants. It shows that the games are gaining increasing attention from the world.
At the games in France, the Japanese team finished solid at 5th overall for the first time, setting the momentum for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.