Autumn update from Surfing GB

We have news, events & some other rad things going on in & around SGB that we felt like sharing with you…


Welcome to Autumn, it’s been a slow start to the swell season, but if you are anything like us then we share in the hope that it now brings bucket loads of swell & those golden evenings of delight!

Reflecting on a crazy summer we can take a moment to thank you, as Surfing GB now has more surfing members, accredited surf coaches, affiliated surf clubs & accredited surf schools than ever before! Thank you to all our members for being a part of our organisation, we are proud, together we are stronger

Congratulations to Spike Kane & Fran Brown! These two inspiring athletes are GB’s first ever Adaptive Surfing Team members that attended the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Games on September 24-27 in California. This was a fantastic & ground breaking event & more information can be found here.

NEWS

OLYMPIC SURFING

The organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have recommended to the IOC that Surfing be included in the 2020 games. A decision on this will take place in Rio in August 2016. More info here.

TEAM GB PREPARE TO TAKE ON THE WORLD


Team GB Juniors depart for California on Monday Oct 5th after a tough selection & training programme that has taken place throughout 2015. This is all  completely self funded and only made possible thanks to the volunteer management & sponsors supporting it all. SGB social networks will be the place to find all info during the event. Well done to all selected, we know you will do Great Britain proud. Info here.

SURFING EUROPE


Our work in Europe continues as we work with the French, Portuguese, Spanish & Irish to enhance Surf tourism in Europe. This exciting initiative will apply to surf schools, accommodators, events & more. We will soon be reaching out for companies to get involved but for the meantime click here for information.

EVENTS

“POSTPONED DUE TO A LACK OF WAVES”, was the sentence of the month in September. We have rescheduled both the British Interclub & British National Surf Championships to the following dates:

2015 ACER BRITISH INTERCLUBS SURF CHAMPIONSHIPS SUPPORTED BY KOREV – PERRANPORTH, CORNWALL, OCTOBER 10/11

2015 MAGICSEAWEED BRITISH NATIONAL SURF CHAMPIONSHIPS SUPPORTED BY KOREV – CROYDE BAY, DEVON. OCTOBER 24/25

A NIGHT AT THE CINEMA


The Ocean Film Festival is moving around the UK with showings remaining for October. If you go, check out the big SGB promotion, it will be hard to miss…

Click here to find a screening.

THE GLOBAL WAVE CONFERENCE


Surfers Against Sewage have done it again, the bar has been raised as they prepare to host what could be one of the most influential events to date. During October guest speakers & visitors will be hosted at the GWC conference in Cornwall & London.

You can contibute your thoughts to this event here.

EURO SURF


Our home nations all took on the best of Europe at the Euro Surf Championships in Morocco.

Channel Islands – 5th
Wales – 7th
England – 9th
Scotland – 12th

BRITISH LONGBOARD UNION

The BLU finished its 2015 tour of events amongst an idylic Indian summers day at Fistral Beach. An event that celebrated the year & highlighted the wealth of talent & positive vibe surrounding the British longboard scene.All the results can be found here.

It’s worth checking out the event edit.

RED BULL UNLEASHED IN THE WAVEGARDEN


Snowdonia played host to the first ever Wavegarden Surf event. We were there & can confirm that it was an awesome spectacle.
Results, videos & photos here.

RIP CURL SEARCH FOR GROMS & FINDS THEM

We teamed up with Rip Curl on the World wide search for the best Junior Surfers (u16). Ellie Turner, Niamh Mathias, Leo Reeves & Patrick Langdon Dark were the champions after 3 events in Wales, Devon and Cornwall. They will represent GB at the European finals in November, winners of which will get a ticket to the World final.

SURFING GB

As a member you are insured & get discounts from loads of companies and services. You are also our best spokesperson, so if your friends aren’t members then tell them about us & spread the word. Find our more about your membership here.

WE ARE SOCIAL


Our social media has grown fanstastically recently as we comit to bringing fresh new surfing content to your attention. We published this image 4 weeks ago & can now add about 1,500 new followers to these totals.

This Autumn tag us in your surfing photos & follow us @surfinggb.

SPOT US IN TESCO/SAINSBURYS


You may have spotted our logo in Tesco & Sainsburys stores. Mass exposure & promotion courtesy of our friends at Korev Lager.

RADIO 2

As many of you hopefully heard, we have been on the radio. Nick Rees, our Operations Manager, joined Steve Wright in the afternoon to discuss Surfing, Surf Safety, Surf Schools & Surfing GB. Reports are that up to 8 million people were tuned in, you can listen again here.

A BRITISH SURF CLUB


We now have 30 surf clubs affiliated with us. We love working with them & have even helped create a few new ones. We highlight recommend that you join your local club, a list of which can be found hereWe recently brought attention to St.Ives Saints Boardriders & met with them to discuss how it all works.

SURF SCHOOL INSPECTIONS


As part of our service to Surf Schools & Surfing, we make sure we personally inspect every school that accredits with us! Kevin Cook is our inspector & has had a busy summer on the road as he also makes sure to take the time to listen to them, enabling us to learn, adapt & make a positive impact.

FREE MEMBERSHIP

Surfdome, Europes largest online action sports retailer & one of our headline sponsors, is now including one years free Surfing GB membership with EVERY surfboard sold on their site. They also give you 10% off the board.

They do a weekly blog post with a UK wide forecast & useful information. Look for the Surfing GB weekend run downs every Thursday.

Thank you for reading & we hope you found it interesting. If you have news for us to share or issues we should be aware of please send to info@surfinggb.com

HAPPY SURFING TO YOU ALL

Kind Regards

Your Surfing GB Team

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