FEDOSURF AND SURFING RECOGNIZED BY THE DOMINCAN REPUBLIC NATIONAL OLYMPIC C
The International Surfing Association (ISA) wishes to congratulate the Federacion Dominicana de Surf (FedoSurf) on having achieved official recognized sport status with the Dominican Republic Olympic Committee (COD).
Members of Fedosurf appeared before the Dominican Republic Olympic Committee Extraordinary Assembly on the 7th of July with a petition for recognition. With great satisfaction to Fedosurf, the request was approved. The National Governing Body of surfing in the Dominican Republic, and ISA member since 1992, now holds full voting capacity member status with the COD in the name of surfing.
Fedosurf President, Néstor Puente, shared the news with ISA Executive Committee members commenting "The announcement fills us with satisfaction. In closing one circle in the achievement of this goal, we open a new harmonious circle between the ISA, PASA and Fedosurf to broaden the reach of surfing and to enrich the sport".
On receiving the news, ISA Vice President Maile Aguerre stated "With this recognition, we are all closer to a better future for all surfers, all over the world".
The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. The Spanish-speaking nation has surfing on both coasts, primarily in the winter season.
The International Surfing Association (ISA) has been working for a better surfing future since it was founded in 1976. For almost 30 years, the ISA has guided the growth of the sport, expanding membership to over fifty National Federation nations and bringing surfing to new places.
In March 1995 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) originally recognized the International Surfing Association (ISA) as the worldwide governing authority for surfing and all other waveriding sports.
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