The International Surfing Association (ISA) is proud to welcome Afghanistan as the ISA’s 82nd Member Nation. Officially called the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the landlocked country is located in South Central Asia and is part of the greater Middle East. It is bordered by Pakistan in the South and East, Iran in the West, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the North, and China in the far northeast.
The country has a small population of surfers who have come together and travelled for waves. “We are proud to welcome Afghanistan to the ISA,” said ISA President Fernando Aguerre. “Members of the Wave Riders Association of Afghanistan (WRAA) have brought together surfers from around the country to participate in a sport that brings them joy and a common bond. While still in its infant stage, there are a lot of opportunities for surfers and SUPers in Afghanistan, and we are excited to provide them with tools so they can grow their existing surfing community and allow their surfers to compete on an international level.”
The President of the Wave Riders Association of Afghanistan, Afridun Amu, was thrilled to hear news of Afghanistan’s acceptance as a new ISA member.
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