The International Surfing Association (ISA), founded in 1964, is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. The ISA governs and defines Surfing as Shortboard, Longboard & Bodyboarding, StandUp Paddle (SUP) Racing and Surfing, Para-Surfing, Bodysurfing, Wakesurfing, and all other wave riding activities on any type of waves, and on flat water using wave riding equipment.
ISA membership includes the surfing National Federations of 108 countries on five continents. Its headquarters are located in La Jolla, California (USA).
The ITA is supporting ISA with the delivery of their anti-doping program since March 2019.
ISA currently delegates the services highlighted in blue to the ITA: