Surfing products and apparel manufacturer Vissla has renewed its title sponsorship of the World Junior Surfing Championship.
Vissla’s new three-year deal with the International Surfing Association will run until 2020, the same year that surfing will make its Olympic debut during the Tokyo summer Games. Vissla has title sponsored the event since 2014.
The ISA has also announced that the 2018 edition of the event will take place in Huntington Beach, California from October 27 to November 4. This year’s Championship will be the first edition to offer equal slots for boys and girls on each team.
President of Vissla, Paul Naude, said: “The creative progression, individual uniqueness, and team camaraderie that we have witnessed at this World Championship over the years are a perfect fit for Vissla’s mission and brand identity. We look forward to watching these promising, young surfers put it all on the line in pursuit of gold medals and start their paths towards surfing’s debut in Tokyo 2020.”
The World Junior Surfing Championship is the largest youth surfing competition in the world, with last year’s event in Hyuga, Japan featuring 306 surfers from a record-breaking 41 nations.