Surfing: ISA has a busy schedule in 2015 | Photo: Rommel Gonzales

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has announced the ISA World Championship Series schedule for 2015.

The governing body for the sport of surfing has planned eight competitions taking place in four regions.

The world's best SUP racers, SUP surfers and paddleboarders will travel to Sayulita, in Mexico, for the first event of the 2015 season - the ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship.

The ISA will debut its first ever World Adaptive Surfing Championship in 2015, underlining surfing's inclusivity and widening the sport's global reach - further boosting surfing's prospects of Olympic and Paralympic inclusion.

"Surfing is a sport that has incredible youth appeal, and our mission is to spread its unique, youthful values around the world. The ISA now has 91 Member Federations, and there are 35 million surfers globally who participate in more than 100 countries," explains Fernando Aguerre, president of ISA.

"Surfing is celebrated for its values of inclusivity. It is a sport that has no regard for wealth, status, race, creed, gender or age - we surf for our innate love of the sport. To that end, I am thrilled that the ISA will host its first ever World Adaptive Surfing Championship in 2015."

The ISA calendar includes will also include stops in Nicaragua, California, Canary Islands, China, and Chile.

The 2015 ISA World Championship Series schedule:

ISA World StandUp Paddle [SUP] and Paddleboard Championship - May 10-17, Sayulita, Mexico
ISA World Surfing Games - May 31-June 7, Nicaragua
ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship - September 25-27, La Jolla, California, USA
VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship - October 11-18, Oceanside, California, USA
Santa ISA World Masters Surfing Championship - November 1-8, San Juan, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Hainan Wanning Riyue Bay International Surfing Festival - November 22-28, Riyue Bay, China
ISA World Bodyboard Championship - December 6-13, Iquique, Chile
ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship - (TBA)

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