11 Days Until 2016 ISA World Championships, Rosters Settling In
With less than 11 days left in the countdown to the fifth annual ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championships--happening this month for the first time ever in Fiji--the competitive lineup is beginning to take form with somewhere between 25 and 30 nations from around the world slated to compete at the world SUP championship’s new venue.
The event, which takes place November 12 through 20, will host select men and women from each competing nation in standup and prone racing and surfing events around the island. With 27 nations competing in both last year’s and the 2014 ISA Worlds, an eclectic crowd of equivalent variety is anticipated for this year, with many of the usual suspects--top contenders like Hawaii, the United States and Australia--already locked in along with some newcomers from dark horse nations like the Cook Islands, Barbados and the host country itself. While the aforementioned heavyweights Australia, the US and Hawaii are traditionally known to dominate the competition, stacked lineups (check out the full rosters) for many other countries--France and Tahiti in particular--forebode some seriously heated contention throughout the event. We’ll be streaming the live webcast right here on SUPthemag.com, and bringing you updates and media throughout standup paddling’s eight-day stint in Fijian paradise, closing the 2016 competition season with what is sure to be an outstanding event.
Current Country Roster
Individual country team rosters here.
What happened last year? Get up to speed with our exclusive recap and gallery from the 2015 ISA Worlds, Sayulita.
Where will we go for the 2017 ISA Worlds? Find out here.
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