The founder of the International Surfing Association (ISA), Eduaro Arena has died. He passed away at the age of 92, in Lima, Peru.
DeadDeath learnt about the death of Eduardo through a Twitter post and tributes.
In Aug 2008, I had the honor of presenting the SIMA Lifetime Achievement Award to ISA founder Eduardo Arena, at the Waterman’s Ball in California. I wore a hand made Inca outfit to honor his Peruvian Roots. He wore black tie… @ISAsurfing pic.twitter.com/N3mfcz5Y6n
— Fernando Aguerre (@FernandoAguerre) December 3, 2019
Arena founded the International Surfing Association (ISA) in 1964 and was an active supporter of the Olympic surfing cause.#eduardoarena #abetterworldthroughsurfing #isasurfing #surf #surfing @isasurfing @FernandoAguerre
— SurferToday.com (@surfertoday) December 3, 2019
The current ISA president Fernando Aguerre made the announcement of his passing.
“It is a very sad day for surfing. Eduardo Arena was a good friend and surfing’ ‘dad.’ Our world would not be what it is if it weren’t for what he did decades ago,” expressed Aguerre.