ISA announces 20 surfing ambassadors

February 2, 2008 | Surfing

ISA Scholarship

After a careful revision by the Scholarship Selection Subcommittee the ISA has announced the recipients of the 2008 ISA Individual Scholarship Program.

The following surfers are now ISA Surfing Ambassadors in every corner of the world. They are also inspirational human beings, great surfers and students that want to succeed in the surfing world but at the same time, taking care of their studies.

2008 ISA Individual Scholarship recipients:

Juninho Urcia-Peru
Nao Umura-Japan
Isaac Norman-Canada
David Villaroel–Ecuador
Juan Mateos-Spain
Ametza Nicholls–Barbados
Chelsea Tuach–Barbados
Brian Masmut-Argentina
Martin Carricart–Argentina
Fredy Morales–Guatemala
Bertie Stuurman-South Africa
Carlos Munoz-Costa Rica
Alberto Munoz-Costa Rica
Tomas Villegas–Chile
Holly Donnelly-Great Britain
Howard Andres Gomez–Colombia
Ackeam Phillips–Jamaica
Eduar Santana-Dominican Republic
Angel  Compres-Dominican Republic
Monyca Byrne-Wickey–Hawaii

For 2008, the ISA has grown 400% in one year thanks to the support from Billabong, Quiksilver Foundation and Reef Redemption.

Last year recipients were South Africa’s Lungani Memani, Chile’s Guillermo Satt, Jamaica’s Imani Wilmot, Ecuador’s Diego Vargas and Peruvian Juninho Urcia who all had the best year of their surfing careers.

Some of these surfers are no longer juniors, others found new sponsorships, however in the case of the young Urcia, from the Caballitos de Totora capital, Huanchaco, he´s the only one receiving the scholarship for the second year in a row.

Surfers from 20 countries applied for the 2008 scholarship: Peru, Japan, Canada, Ecuador, Spain, Barbados, Bulgaria, Argentina, Guatemala, South Africa, Costa Rica, Chile, Great Britain, Holland, Colombia, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, United States and Uruguay, applied this year showing a great enthusiasm and need for that financial support in order to keep following their dreams.

Congratulations to the 2008 ISA Scholarship Program recipients, ISA’s new surfing ambassadors. 

Source: ISA

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