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ISA World Masters Surfing Championship Returns in 2024, Surfing New Zealand Seek Expressions of Interest from Surfers and Team Management.  

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Date: 11/06/2024
Surfing New Zealand  
Masters Surfing  
ISA World Masters Surfing Championship
October 18-24, 2024
40-49, 50-59 and 60+
El Salvador

ISA World Masters Surfing Championship Returns in 2024, Surfing New Zealand Seek Expressions of Interest from Surfers and Team Management.

The International Surfing Association (ISA) announces the return of the ISA World Masters Surfing Championship (WMSC) in 2024. The seventh edition of the event will be hosted by Surf City El Salvador October 18-24, 2024 at the iconic point-break of El Sunzal. 

The age divisions will be 40-49, 50-59 and 60+ and all teams will have the opportunity to register one male and one female participant per division.  

Over 60’s current National Champ and former NZ Team Coach, Geoff Hutchison, (Raglan) is thrilled the ISA Masters is back and is keen to pull on the rashie and represent New Zealand at the event in El Salvador in October.  

The SNZ Team Selection Panel will consider results from the 2024 National Surfing Championships held in Dunedin in January 2024 when confirming the final travelling team.  SNZ will also be looking for a Team Manager and Team Coach for the event. 

All team members and Team Management will be self-funded. 

Multiple CT Champions are counted amongst the roster of Masters World Champions, including three-time WSL Champion Tom Curren (USA), seven-time WSL Champion Layne Beachley (AUS), and  Sunny Garcia (HAW).

Other notable previous champions include Rochelle Ballard (HAW), Rob Page (AUS), Heather Clark (RSA), and the WMSC’s winningest surfer, Juan Ashton (PUR).

Six WMSC events were previously held between 2007 and 2013, each of which took place in incredible waves like Colorado (Nicaragua), Rincon (Puerto Rico), including El Salvador in 2011. 2024 is expected to continue this tradition, with the non-stop, world-class waves of Surf City El Salvador no doubt providing once again. 

If you are keen to represent Surfing NZ on the world stage, please send your expression of interest into National Teams Convenor Lee Ryan by email at lee.ryan@surfingnz.co.nz no later than 24 June 2024. The team will be announced on Weds 26 June 2024.  


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