See the Replay from the 2021 World Championships

The 2022 Pismo Beach ISA World Para-Surfing Championships Hosted by AmpSurf™ will be held Dec. 3rd-12th, 2022. There will be a learn to surf clinic and Opening Ceremonies on Dec. 3rd, Contest heats will run Dec. 4th-11th, and the closing will happen right after the last heats finish on Dec. 11th.

This event will again bring the top Para Surfers from around the world to Pismo beach to compete for world champion. These athletes will be representing their home nations to claim the gold for not only themselves, but their nation as well.

Each day will highlight the skill, power and performance of competitors surfing in the 9 Para Surf Divisions as recognized by the International Surfing Association, (ISA) the governing body for Olympic Surfing as recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IPC)

AmpSurf™, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to Promote, Inspire, Educate, and Rehabilitate (PIER) all people with disabilities and their families through adaptive surfing and other outdoor activities will host this amazing event again this year in partnership with the beautiful city of Pismo Beach.

Dec. 1st & 2nd – Event Set up starts and 400+ Athletes, Coaches and Trainers from 32+ countries will be coming into the Pismo Beach area. We need volunteers for help with set up, getting countries and their teams checked in…. We’ll need volunteers for set-up, booth support, night security and more.

Dec. 3rd – We will be starting the day with an AmpSurf Learn to Surf Therapy Clinic for local people living with disabilities, Veterans and First Responders. We’ll need Instructors, Water assist, beach support booth help and more.

Dec. 3rd – After the Clinic finishes the afternoon will bring everyone to the Pismo Beach Plaza for the Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremonies to kick off the 2022 Pismo Beach ISA World Para-Surfing Championships Hosted by AmpSurf™. All 400+ athletes, coaches and trainers will gather at 1pm in the Addies St. Parking lot, parade to the Pier Plaza and each nation will present their national flag, sand from their nation and the contest will be officially kicked off. We’ll need volunteer for, Booth support, set up tear down, night security and more.

Dec. 4th-11th Contest Days!!! All the athletes, coaches and trainers will be in the house and the athletes will start battling wave by wave to see who will win gold in each division and which country will bring home over all Gold, Silver and Bronze. We will need volunteer for, water safety, booth support, judging spotters and tabulators, Wheelchair transfers, runners, night security and more.

Dec. 12th – Contest tear down. We’ll need help making sure we get everything packed up and hauled out, so the beautiful Pismo Beach and pier area used all week gets returned back to its pristine beauty we’ll need Tear down staff, booth support, and more.

We are also doing a Surf/Sports Therapy Village and other activities ion the plaza for other organizations to get involved and to highlight what they do too!

Philippe Naud (FRA) Photo Credit ISA/Sean Evans


Contest Competitors will sign up and register for this event via their national federations. Learn more about how to register as a competitor on the ISA’s Website @ 2022 Pismo Beach ISA World Para Surfing Championship — International Surfing Association (
For Competitor event accommodations click here


Thank you for expressing interest in participating in the healing power of the ocean and adaptive surfing. Participating in these events can be a very rewarding experience and we are stoked to share the healing power of adaptive surfing with you as part of the world championships!!!

Photo Credit ISA/Sean Evans

Before signing up for our clinic, please take a moment and read the information below;
Clinic schedule:
7:00 a.m. – Setup crew arrives
7:30 a.m. – All other volunteers arrive
7:45 a.m. – Volunteers briefing (all water staff must be present)
8:00 a.m. – Participants arrive – Meet, greet and suit up
8:30-9:00 a.m. – Dry land instruction
9:00-11:00 a.m. – In-water surf instruction
11:00-12:00 p.m. – Tear down
Participants are encouraged to contact AmpSurf in advance to make sure all efforts can be made to accommodate your disability. Please email 
Participants should bring the following items:
Swimsuit, Towel, Sunscreen, Picture ID, Snacks and Water

Sign-up to be a clinic participant by clicking here.
(Volunteers info and sign-ups are below)

Photo Credit ISA/Sean Evans

What to expect at each clinic:
At Check in each person’s temperature will be checked and standard Covid-19 questions will be asked. Once Covid-19 screening is complete, masks can be removed. AmpSurf will provide snacks, coffee, water, a surfboard, wetsuit, and rash-guard for each participant to use. A beach wheelchair is available if needed. All attendees are highly encouraged to bring their own Sunscreen, Water, Snacks and anything else they think they will need for the days adventure.


Thank you for expressing interest to help us with this world class event in Pismo Beach, CA. Below is information on the daily schedule.

Photo Credit ISA/Sean Evans

Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience. These events are not possible without your help. Our events have been successful, because everyone has a full commitment to their time slot. It is very important that all who sign up to volunteer make it to the event.

We know life happens, so please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend by emailing As we get closer to the event we will send out updates. AmpSurf’s goal is to Promote, Inspire, Educate, and Rehabilitate (PIER™) all people with disabilities and their families through adaptive surfing and other outdoor activities. We can’t do this without you! Please be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early and expect to have one of the greatest experiences of your life.

Volunteer Daily Schedule:

If you volunteer to help out at an event, your commitment is very valuable to a well-oiled machine. The Participants, Competitors, facilitators and our fellow volunteers are counting on you!

Please read our Beach Policy Manual found on

General schedule by volunteer type:

Night Security – December 2nd – 11th

(2) 6hr shifts going from 6pm – 6am each night of the event to ensure competitor boards, equipment, and event stage gear are secure.

General Event Assistance – December 3rd – 11th

Roles include Set -up, tear down, wheelchair transfers, judging spotter, tabulator, food/water distribution, daily clean-up….

4hr shifts for each contest day.

Water Safety – December 4th – 11th

4hr shifts going from 6am – 5pm contest days only

Clinic Volunteers (Instructors, Beach, Booth and Water Assists) – December 3rd

7:00 – Volunteers arrive/set – up

7:30 – All volunteer briefing

8:00 – Participants arrive and are fitted for wetsuits if desired.

8:30 – Welcome brief participants/volunteers, dry-land training and safety briefing, group photo

9:00 – 11:00 In-Water surf instruction.

11:30 – Final comments, participants depart / volunteers tear down and pack up

Please read our Beach Policy Manual found on

Sign -up to Volunteer by clicking here.