On Monday, 6 July 2020 a video conference meeting took place involving the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) host, the International Surf Rescue Challenge (ISRC) custodians (Jelle Meintsma, Brian Velvin and Greg Allum) and ILS Federation representatives from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa to discuss the COVID-19 Pandemic its impact on the next ISRC scheduled to be held at Daytona, Florida, USA in the Fall (Northern Hemisphere Autumn) of 2020.
After discussing all the uncertainties, issues and risks involved because of COVID19 and the very full ILS 2022 calendar, the meeting participants unanimously agreed to postpone ISRC from 2021 to the Fall of 2023. The hosts and venue remains unchanged.
All agreed that this was a difficult decision to postpone but one that had to be made.
Notwithstanding the shared disappointment, the event custodians are thankful and are delighted that the USLA and the Daytona event hosts and sponsors enthusiasm to conduct the event in 2023 remains unchanged.
All hope that the ISRC 2023 will have the biggest attendance yet in its 15 year history.
Again thank you to our USLA friends for graciously accepting this decision.