The lay of the land…..

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.

We want to start as we mean to go on and keep you as informed as possible so we’ve got  a few documents you need to read to

Firstly an introduction to the prospective steering committee: A new steering committee for a New NGB

Next, the 4 realistic options that you can choose: Options Appraisal

Here’s the facts as we understand them right now (this is the short version): Facts Summary

Finally here’s the agenda for the meeting scheduled for 6pm on Saturday 29th at Fistral Blue: Agenda

We hope you can make to the meeting and help us moving this thing on……We care about the future of surfing in the UK and its time to get things sorted.

Any questions? Use the contact form here or go through usual social media and we’ll try and answer what we can.

Thanks

 

Press release 20th Oct

Press Release

New steering committee to step forward

  • Surfing Legend Nigel Semmens to back initiative
  • 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.

 

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News from Surfing GB

Surfing GB have posted up info about the British Nationals as well news from the exec about the AGM.

“Notice is hereby given for the 2011 AGM for Surfing GB. Date: 29th October 2011 6pm. Venue:  International Surfing Centre, Fistral Beach, Newquay”

AGENDA ITEMS: Please contact the exec. via, Rob Whitney cymraeg_rob@hotmail.com

Read the the full article on SurfingGB website here

Press release

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.

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