Swiss Surfing Team arrived in Japan for the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games

A record-breaking 240 athletes from 55 nations have confirmed their participation in the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games (WSG) presented by Vans.

Taking place September 7-15 in Miyazaki, Japan, the event will unite 240 athletes to pursue their dreams of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The top eligible man and woman from Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania will earn a slot at Surfing’s Olympic debut.

The 2019 WSG is historic in that it will be the first edition to directly qualify surfers for Tokyo 2020. The event is part of a hierarchical qualification process that also includes the 2019 World Surf League Championship Tour, the 2020 ISA World Surfing Games, and the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

Swiss Surfing Team – Team Constellation
The Swiss Surfing team consists of the following riders:

Men: Marlon Gerber, Michael Zaugg, Swenn Zaugg
Women: Rachel Mead, June Erstarbe, Fanny Bühlmann
Team officials: Benedek Sarkany, Philip Mappes

Where to tune in
The event will be broadcast live from September 7-15 on Visit the official event page for news, photos, videos, results, and information pertaining to the event.

Social Media
The SSA as well as the ISA will be posting live updates, photos and videos from the competition on social media. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram and don’t forget use the official hashtag #swisssurfing #ISAworlds.

Facebook: Swiss Surfing Association | International Surfing Association
Instagram: @swisssurfing | @ISAsurfing

The schedule
The tentative schedule for the event is as follows:

September 7

  • Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony
  • Likely start to Open Women

September 8/9

  • Open Women

September 10

  • Aloha Cup (TBC)
  • Open Women
  • Start to Open Men

September 11

  • Finals Open Women
  • Open Men competition continues

September 15

  • Finals Open Men
  • Closing Ceremony

Stay tuned and follow the action of the Swiss Surfing Team!


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