By Paul Osborne

Casper Steinfath will join ISA President Fernando Aguerre at the 2014 SportAccord International Convention in Belek, Turkey ©ISAMarch 13 - Denmark's 2013 World StandUp Paddle (SUP) champion Casper Steinfath will give a live demonstration of the unique surfing discipline at the 2014 SportAccord International Convention in Belek/Antalya, Turkey, the International Surfing Association (ISA) has announced.

Steinfath, who narrowly defeated Australian legend Jamie Mitchell at the 2013 ISA World Championships in Lima, Peru, will give the special demonstration on April 9 and joins ISA President Fernando Aguerre at the global sports convention.

"I'm super stoked to come to Belek and support the ISA's promotion of our great sport," said Steinfath.

"SUP is taking off in Europe and the rest of the world and I can't wait to get in the water, cool off, and have fun with the SportAccord participants."

Casper Steinfath secured gold in the Technical Race at the 2013 ISA World Championships in Lima, Peru ©ISACasper Steinfath won gold at the 2013 ISA World Championships in Lima ©ISA

Steinfath's appearance at the SportAccord International Convention is one of many events and initiatives ISA have in the pipeline for 2014 as the organisation celebrates its 50th anniversary.

The world governing body for surfing and wave sports has seen its membership grow to 81 members this year with the recent recognitions of national federations in Belgium, Hong Kong, Poland, São Tomé and Príncipe, The Gambia and Nigeria.

It hopes that by the end of 2015 this membership will grow to 100 national federations.

"These new territories underline our sport's trajectory and expansion," said Aguerre, who will be in Belek/Antalya hoping to promote Surfing and SUP to Olympic leaders.

"What may have started as a niche activity in handful of coast-lined countries of the world back when we got started in 1964, is now a truly universal and global sport."

The SportAccord Convention is due to take place at the Susesi Convention Centre from April 6 to 11 and will encompass congresses and general assemblies of more than 100 International sports federations.

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