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2019 International Surf Rescue Challenge (ISRC)
28 September - 2 October
Lifesaving South Africa (LSA) invites all international lifesaving federations to participate in the 2019 International Surf Rescue Challenge (ISRC) to be held at North Beach, Durban South Africa from 28th September to 2nd October, 2019.
The 2019 International Surf Rescue Challenge will also incorporate the 2019 Tri-Nations Challenge and the 2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge under separate points systems. The International Surf Rescue Challenge (ISRC) started as the Trans-Tasman Challenge, a traditional surf lifesaving competition between Australia and New Zealand that was first commenced in 1937. In 1999 South Africa was invited to compete and the Tri Nations Challenge was born.
In 2005 the Challenge was opened up to other nations and the then event was called the International Surf Rescue Challenge – however the former competitions i.e. Trans-Tasman Challenge, Tri Nations
Challenge are still held. Traditional trophies are awarded to the winning team.
South Africa has previously hosted this event twice, i.e. in 2005 (Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban) and in 2009 (Durban). Previous venues have been in Australia (Sydney, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Perth) New Zealand (Mount Manganui) and Japan. The 2021 event is planned to be held in the USA, Daytona Beach.