27 October 2018
2018 Vissla ISA World Junior Championship Opening Ceremony
2018 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Opening Ceremony
World's best national surfing teams kickoff 9-day event with Parade of Nations and Sands of the World Ceremony in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Who: With 44 competing countries and more than 362 athletes, this year's competition will feature the largest amount of registered female surfers and countries in the history of the ISA World Junior Surfing Championship. Teams from all five continents will be represented by their top under-18 surfers with their sights set on winning the individual Gold Medals and overall Team World Championship.
What: The Opening Ceremony will inaugurate the 2018 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing competition,
setting the stage for the elite surfers to showcase their talent. The morning will kick off with the Parade of Nations with participating athletes marching through Main Street with their nation's flags. The signature Sands of the World Ceremony will follow with members from each team pouring sand from their local beach into a glass container symbolizing the peaceful gathering of nations of the world through surfing.
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When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – Parade of Nations
10:30 a.m. – Sands of the World Ceremony
Where: Parade of Nations
101 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Orange Avenue to Main Street
Sands of the World Ceremony
Pier Plaza and Amphitheater
401 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Why: The world's best junior surfers will compete for individual medals and the coveted ISA World
Junior Team Champion Trophy. Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper Medals will be awarded to the top four placing athletes respectively in each division.