With the British Nationals set to run this weekend at Fistral; A gathering of surfers, interested parties, parents, businesses, media and others is meeting in Newquay to decide the future of surfing in the UK.
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Bold new move to rejuvenate British Surfing to be kick- started by Championships
UK pro surf association to support new steering committee
British Nationals set to run on 29th & 30th October
Organisers of the 2011 British Surfing Championships have today announced the formation of a new steering committee, in a surfer- led initiative to take control of their crisis riven National Governing Body.
The new committee will step forward at a meeting of surfers scheduled for 29th October at Fistral International Surfing Centre in Newquay, during the British Championships. A wide range of interests in the surf community will be represented: surfers from across the UK, Industry representatives and the media.
The 2011 British National Surf Championships Website is now LIVE. Open and Open women surfers, together with juniors and grommets of both sexes, will compete for the British titles on 29th 30th October, at Fistral in Newquay.
With on-going difficulties at Surfing GB, none of the 2011 National events were scheduled to take place. Alarm bells started ringing amongst surfers that their NGB was in a state of crisis.
Volunteers stepped forward to salvage the most important event, the British Nationals; making a statement to the wider surfing community that events like this matter; and that no- one sponsor, or failing NGB, can take away surfer’s rights to contest their National titles, run their own events, and determine their own governance.
That message struck a chord. Within a fortnight an eclectic and diverse range of sponsors had offered their support. From surf industry giants to local shops and tourist businesses, the offers of help rolled in.