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ISA Moves SUP Dispute to CAS Arbitration

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has referred the ongoing dispute with the International Canoe Federation (ICF) over the governance of StandUp Paddle (SUP) to the Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) Arbitration process, seeking a resolution in the best interests of the athletes and the sport.

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APP Announces Support for ISA as SUP’s Governing Body

The International Surfing Association (ISA) welcomed the support of the Association of PaddleBoard Professionals (APP) and the elite, professional athletes of StandUp Paddle (SUP), after they jointly released a statement recognizing the ISA as the sole world governing body for the sport.

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Why Surfers Need To Change Their Attitudes Toward Stand Up Paddlers

Surfing in its essence is the art of riding a wave. History takes us back to the ancient Polynesians where this was done with the only purpose was to have fun, yet somewhere along the line the original purpose has been diluted and these days we encounter ourselves sharing the lineups with rather hard-minded people, who think that the only correct way to ride a swell is by using a shortboard.

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Portugal SUP Movement and Law Under Attack by ICF

In a recent announcement made by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Esposende, Portugal was announced as the location of their inaugural SUP World Championship to be held later this year. Now in a recent turn of events, the Portuguese Surfing Federation has made a statement saying that the ICF and this event will not take place because it is simply against the Portuguese Laws.

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ISA Addresses Ongoing Battle With ICF for Governance of SUP

Following recent media reports, the International Surfing Association (ISA) has set out further key details to address misinformation about the governance of StandUp Paddle (SUP), including claims by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) that they are acting out of the best interests of the athletes.

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The Benefit Of Training Indoors

Between wind, weather, chop, swell, no babysitter, working too many hours and missing daylight, and a plethora of other reasons, sometimes the day just doesn’t allow for getting on the water. So, while we can accept the fact that indoor SUP training definitely is not as stress-relieving and euphoric as actually being on the water, it does have quite a few benefits. And when done appropriately, can be affordable AND highly effective.

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SUP Foiling Basics With Slingshot’s Foil Academy

With the foil phenomenon taking over the watersports realm the draw to try the craze is on the rise. Foiling however has proven to be pretty dangerous if you’re not aware of the do’s and don’t’s. The solution: Slingshot Foil Academy.

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ISA Ramps Up SUP Coaching Initiatives Ahead of 2020 Olympics

As Surfing approaches two years until its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games, the International Surfing Association (ISA) has ramped up the development of its coaching and instructing initiatives to help promote the worldwide growth of Surfing and Stand Up Paddling (SUP), particularly in non-traditional surfing nations.

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Surprise Results Take Over 32nd Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest

The 32nd Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest was one for the books as stand up paddle surfers and racers took to the waters in Santa Cruz, California. The 10k Pro Elite race for both the men and women were the talk of the weekend as the results had everyone buzzing.

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