Wanning, Hainan, China, January 18, 2018 - The 2018 ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship in Wanning, China has broken the athlete participation record. 71 longboarders from 22 nations have gathered at the renowned point break of Riyue Bay in Wanning, China to represent their nations and compete for Gold.
All five continents of the globe will be represented in the event, including the participation of non-traditional surfing nations such as China, Chinese Taipei, Germany, Israel, and Russia.
Among the record number of athletes are some of the world's top talent in the sport. Star athletes that are set to compete include Honolua Blomfield (HAW), Rachel Tilly (USA), Tory Gilkerson (USA), and Chloe Calmon (BRA) in the women's division, and Ben Skinner (ENG), Phil Rajzman (BRA), Kai Sallas (HAW), and Tony Silvagni (USA) in the Men's.
The 2018 ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship will be streamed live January 19-25 on www.isaworlds.com.
The schedule for the competition is as follows:
January 19 - Opening Ceremony at Riyue Bay, 9:30am CST
January 20-25 - Competition at Riyue Bay, 8:00am-4:30pm CST