Surfing America Takes ISA Judging and Officiating Program to Santa Cruz, CA



Course provides opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about judging criteria and methods used in top surfing competition around the world

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – December 29, 2011 – Surfing America, the National Governing Body for surfing in the USA, is pleased to announce that it will be holding its third ISA Judging and Officiating Course on January 27, 2012, at The Dream Inn, Santa Cruz, CA, in the shadow of world renowned surf break – Steamer Lane.  This event is designed to coincide with the Surfing America Prime event at Steamer Lane and falls on the day before the competition begins.

The ISA Judging & Officiating Development Program is the result of 15 years of research and  development and is recognized as the most comprehensive judging education program in the world. Surfing America and the ISA are both committed to the continued growth and success of surfing worldwide and recognize the need for a standardized accreditation  course. The quality and credibility of every competition hinges on the  education of its officials. And judging is the cornerstone upon which this credibility is measured.

“Developing a judging education program like this is extremely important to the future of our sport,” said Erik Krammer, Surfing America’s Judging Director. “And the fact that this same program is being offered globally will help to ensure consistency all around the world.”

All judges that complete the ISA Judging & Officiating  Accreditation Course are registered on the ISA International Judge’s  Register for 1 year and receive newsletters and an official ISA  International Judges’ Identification card.   “Our first two events were a great success, receiving high marks from all those in attendance” said Greg Cruse, Surfing America’s executive director.  “Fair and accurate judging is the foundation of well run competition.  With all the variables in surfing, maintaining the highest caliber of judging is essential.  This important initiative speaks to Surfing America’s Mission Statement and further enhances the organization’s role as the National Governing  Body for surfing in the United States.  We plan to help all Surfing America member organizations become actively involved in this program as well–ensuring the competitive pathway is uncluttered as it can possibly be with regard to to consistency and understanding about judging and contest results.”  Here are the event details:  The Beautiful Dream Inn Santa Cruz 

Who:       Judges, Officials, Competitors, Coaches, Parents, and all interested parties!

When:     January 27, 2012, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where:    The Dream Inn Santa Cruz – “Beach View” Room
(831) 426-4330

Presenter:  Erik Krammer, Surfing America Judging Director, [email protected]

  $100 (includes lunch and refreshments)

Sign-up: On-line Registration only – REGISTER HERE NOW

Content:  A globally standardized educational program for the sport of surfing untilizing an extensive judging course manual and interactive DVD which will provide International Level 1 Certification, International and National Registration, and access to the International Judges Exchange Program.  Attendees will leave with a course manual and test booklet.

Press Contact:
Greg Cruse
Surfing America, Inc.
33161-F Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Tel 949-533-4734
Fax 949-203-6258
[email protected]

About Surfing America, Inc.
Surfing America is the ISA-recognized National Governing Body for Surfing in the United States. The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sport’s World Governing Authority.

Surfing America is an IRS recognized 501(c) 3 charitable organization and an industry-wide initiative. With a primary emphasis on youth development, key projects include: improving competition standards, hosting national championship events, and selecting and fielding the official United States Surf Team to compete internationally.

All donations made to Surfing America are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. Donation checks should be made payable to: Surfing America, 33157 Camino Capistrano Suite B San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. End of year tax receipts are sent to every individual donor of more than $250. For donations under $250, a canceled check or credit card statement is sufficient evidence for IRS purposes. Surfing America will send a tax receipt to any donor who requests one.

Surfing America Mission Statement
The Mission of   Surfing America is to promote the growth, competitive   success, and   positive image of surfing in the USA and to provide the   best possible   experience for all participants by encouraging,   developing,  advancing,  and administrating the sport–while producing   champions.