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Iran becomes 100th member of International Surfing Association

30 Jun 2016
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 30, 2016: The International Surfing Association has welcomed the Islamic Republic of Iran Surfing Association as its 100th Member Federation, signifying a landmark moment in the global growth of surfing.

The Iran Surfing Association formed in 2016 after the sport was first introduced in the country in 2010 when locals were inspired by Easkey Britton, a female surfer from Ireland, who came to Iran to surf and promote the sport.

Recognised by the Ministry of Sport and Youth in Iran and also a member of the Iran Federation of Sports Associations, the Iran Surfing Association will work with the ISA to create a development strategy for the sport across the country with a particular focus on the training of instructors.

The Iran Surfing Association has set out five key objectives to aid the growth of the sport in the country:

Promote and expand surfing across Iran
*Scout talented individuals who are capable of developing and promoting the sport in Iran
*Hold educational courses and workshops to train instructors and judges
*Create uniform rules and regulations for the sport in Iran based on ISA rules
*Organise local and national surfing competitions.

Alireza Rostami, I.R. Iran Surfing Association President, said: “Iran has 120km of ocean shoreline for surfing, lots of lakes and rivers for paddleboarding and many young sports fans - giving us great potential for the development of surfing across the country.”

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