The ISA is committed to the continued success of surfing as a sport worldwide and recognizes the need for a standardized accreditation course. The quality and credibility of every competition hinges on the education of our officials. ISA Judging & Officiating Courses are regularly being conducted throughout the ISA surfing world.
The importance of parallel and unified educational development of the Judges and Officials of the sport should not be underestimated. A globally standardized education program for Judges ensures that the athletes receive identical feedback on their performance regardless of the place of competition. The "International Judging and Officiating Course" is the first step in becoming a professional surfing Judge and Official. Surfing Australia and the ISA are committed to providing a clear development pathway for our aspiring and, dedicated experienced officials.
The education of our sport's officials is paramount to the direct success of the competition system. The role of a Judge in a surfing contest is to decide which surfer performs closest to the judging criteria in a particular heat. It is therefore essential that the judge's have the knowledge, confidence and finally the experience to obtain the correct results.
The International judging accreditation gives the individual judge access to the ISA Judging exchange program and the ability to judge at all ISA sanctioned events as well as regional, National, International and ASP events.
The course is 1 day duration – approx 6-8 hours.
The programme is a mix of practical and theory, covering all aspects of judging, ie. Criteria, scoring, interference rules, etc. i
The course costs £100 per person, Includes Course manual and ISA registration.
Group discounts available on request.
Courses are run at a range of venues in the Newquay area of Cornwall.
We can also run a course in house for surf schools/clubs, colleges, Uni's etc, subject to suitable facilities and no's on the course.
Please Contact Us direct for furher info or to discuss your needs.