2018 URBAN RESEARCH ISA WORLD SURFING GAMES(ワールドサーフィンゲームス)

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About ISA WORLD SURFING GAMES

The ISA World Surfing Games are a surfing competition hosted by the International Surfing Association (ISA). ISA is among the International Federations (IFs) recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and aims to make surfing an Olympic sport. The competition was first held as the World Championships in 1964, and the games have been held every one or two years since then at different locations around the world. The event is a world championship to rank countries and decide the world surfing champions. It is recognized as a "World Cup for surfing" by surfers who aim to complete on the world stage.
Japan is hosting the games for the first time in 28 years, since the 13th World Surfing Games in 1990. With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics approaching, the competition is expected to become a hot topic.
The 2017 ISA World Surfing Games, held in Biarritz, France in May 2017, saw 245 surfers from 47 countries compete, a record-high number of participants. It shows that the games are gaining increasing attention from the world.
At the games in France, the Japanese team finished solid at 5th overall for the first time, setting the momentum for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

  • [Games] 2018 URBAN RESEARCH ISA WORLD SURFING GAMES
  • [Venue] Long Beach (Oishi Coast, Akabane-cho, Tahara City)
  • [Organizer] International Surfing Association
  • [Supervision] Nippon Surfing Association, 2018 ISA World Surfing Games Local Organizing Committee(LOC)
  • [Cosponsors] Tahara City, Tahara City Board of Education
  • [Sponsors] Japan Sports Agency, Japan Coast Guard, Aichi Prefecture, Aichi Prefectural Board of Education, Atsumihantou Visitors Bureau

DAYS

Date Time Event Venue
Sep. 15 (Sat.) 10:00 Opening Ceremony
Parade of Nations
Tahara City Urban Area
Tahara City Hall
Sep. 16 (Sun.)
Sep. 17 (National holiday)
Sep. 18 (Tue.)
All Day Competition Long Beach
Sep. 19 (Wed.) All Day Competition Men's Final Long Beach
Sep. 20 (Thu.)
Sep. 21 (Fri.)
All Day Competition Long Beach
Sep. 22 (Sat.) AM Competition Women's Final Long Beach
After the competition Closing Ceremony Long Beach
  • * The schedule is subject to change upon conferring with the International Surfing Association.
  • * Depending on the number of participants, the competition may begin the afternoon of September 15.

HEAT

Please refer to the ISA Official Web Site.
http://isasurf.org/wsg/2018/en/results/

HEAT

MAP

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ACCESS

[Access to the Venue]
  • ○Please feel free to use the free shuttle bus running between the venue and both the Akabane Bunka Hiroba Parking Lot and Mikawa-Tahara Sta.
  • ○Streets around Long Beach will be restricted to one-way traffic, and congestion is expected.
    Additionally, as parking facilities are limited around the tournament venue, please use the parking lot at Akabane Bunka Hiroba as best as possible.
[Public Parking]

Akabane Cultural Park (About 900 lots).
443 Omurazaki, Takamatsu-cho, Tahara City 441-3501
TEL:0531-45-2823

Free-of-Charge Shuttle Bus

  • Akabane Cultural Park ⇔ Event Site
    • From 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • No operation schedule established. Departures will occur once every 10 to 30 minutes as necessary.
[From Mikawa Tahara Station]

Free-of-Charge Shuttle Bus

  • ○Mikawa Tahara Station ⇔ Event Site
    • Besides the free of charge shuttle bus, the usual Toyotetsu Bus Irago Line (paid) will also be available.
    • It takes 35 minutes by train to get from Shin-Toyohashi Station to Mikawa Tahara Station using the Toyohashi Railway Atsumi Line.

Free-of-Charge Shuttle Bus service timetable.

◇Mikawa Tahara Station→Event Site

Hours Minutes
8 00
9 00
10 00
11 00
12 00
13 00
14 00
15 00

◇Event Site→Mikawa Tahara Station

Hours Minutes
9 30
10 30
11 30
12 30
13 30
14 30
15 30
16 30

*: Subject to postponement or cancelling depending on weather and road conditions.

*: Please ask the driver/staff for inquiries.