Welsh Juniors EuroSurf 2016!
The Welsh Juniors fly to Morocco tomorrow ( Thursday 1st December ) ready to take part in the 2016 EuroSurf Junior Surfing Games.
The event is due to start on the 3rd December, is based in Agadir and will run until the 11th December.
We will post heat draws/schedules and webcast info as we get it, go to the ESF website for further info here
U14 – Jay Cogger
U16 – Seth Morris
U18 – Max Payne
Cieran Hughes ( Team Captain )
U18 Girls – Ffion Hughes
Longboard – Tom Horn
Head Coach – Gwen Spurlock
Team Manager – Stu Bentley
WSF Judge – Huw Bentley
Good Luck all, smash it!!
Welsh Groms representing at the UK Pro Tour Surf Awards!
The 13th Annual UK PST Surf Awards were held on Sunday at the Carnmarth Hotel Newquay.
The UK Surf Awards are the only awards that reward surfers from across the United Kingdom’s competitive community for their outstanding performance in the water and celebrate the achievements of talented individuals and the surfing industry as a whole’.
‘The awards encompassed all divisions for the Boys, Girls, Pro Juniors to the Mens and Womens Open, and is representative of all corners of the UK scene. The tour is also proud to have the involvement of charities such as Christian Surfers, The Wave Project and Groundswell’
There was a strong Welsh presence at this year’s awards ceremony, Ffion Hughes, Cieran Hughes and Patrick Langdon-dark picking up awards. All three are Welsh Junior Surf Team members and will be representing Wales in the Eurosurf Juniors in Morocco on the 1st December.
UK PST Under 14 Girls Champion 2016: Ffion Hughes
Rookie of the Year: Cieran Hughes.
UK PST Adams Surfboards 16 Boys Champion 2016: Patrick Langdon-Dark.
Hugh Murray of Porthcawl Surf School picked up the “Surfing Sumo Best Surf School” award!
Full award listing on UK PST website. Photo UK PST.
2016 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championships.
The Welsh Surfing Federation are delighted to introduce Llywelyn Williams..
A surfer from North Wales who will be Wales’ first representative at the Stance ISA WorldAdaptive Surfing Championships being held in La Jolla, California, 8-11th December.
Pictured above: Stu Bentley – Treasurer WSF, Llywelyn Williams- Our first team member, Ben Clifford -Team Manager Adaptive Surfing, Toby Williams – Adaptive Team Coach, Gwen Spurlock – Head Coach WSF
Since the WSF Surf School was established in the early 90’s, our National Coach at the time, Tim Jones, led our involvement in developing many forms of adaptive surfing.
Specific courses have been run for Visually and Hearing Impaired, as well as for aspiring surfers with many varied disabilities, all in conjunction with SportWales.
More recently Ben Clifford and Sam Moore, two of our current coaches, are leading the way in including young people with Autism and staff at Surf Snowdonia are helping develop equipment and courses for adaptive surfing.
Ben Clifford & Toby Williams from Surfability UK, will accompany Llywelyn as our representatives and we welcome them and his team on board.
We now look forward to hopefully developing a full team for the 2017 ISA World Championships.
We are immensely proud that Llywelyn, through his own dedication and drive to date has now reached a skill level where he can compete on a world stage….and under the Welsh Flag!
Stu Bentley – Secretary / Ysgrifenydd USC
On behalf of WSF
Welsh Surfing Federation / Undeb Syrffio Cymraeg
For more information on the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championships, please visit the ISA Website here.
European Junior Surf Champs 2016
Surfing in the Olympics!
Surfing has been accepted into the 2020 Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo, huge congrats to all who worked to achieve this historic feat!
Welsh Junior Squad visit Surf Snowdonia
The WSF Junior Squad were lucky enough to have a private training session at Surf Snowdonia just before it reopened for the 2016 season
News Release – SGB & English Surfing Federation Consolidation
The WSF would like to congratulate the English Surfing Federation on their forthcoming consolidation with Surfing GB. This represents a new era in British surfing, as for so long the English Surfing Federation have been the sleeping giants of Europe.
This will give the English surfing federation and its members the opportunity to fulfill its potential as a major surfing power within the UK and Europe. As our closest neighbours and oldest rivals we are pleased to fully support the consolidation.
Huw John – President Welsh Surfing Federation
For more information on the changes please go to the Surfing GB website here
Welsh Nationals 2016 Report
The 2016 Welsh Nationals in association with MiPost, Sanuk, FCS & Gorilla.
Payne reigns and Williams Regains!!
ISA World Junior Surfing Championships 2016
2016 Mens and Womens Champions, Max Payne and Emily Williams
Max Payne and Emily Williams took top honours at this year’s Welsh Nationals in association with MiPost, FCS, Sanuk and Gorilla. Payne emulated Rhys Barfield’s achievement last year by becoming Open and Junior Champion to outscore an inform Harry Cromwell, defending champ Rhys Barfield and fellow Junior finalist Cieran Hughes. Emily Williams couldn’t put a foot wrong in the Women’s final as she found herself in tune with mother nature to take a convincing win over Gwen Spurlock and fellow finalists Breige Lawrence and Ffion Hughes to regain the title she lost last year.
Read the report, watch the video and enjoy the pics here
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