Support Team GB at the 2013 ISA World Longboard Championships A Crowdfund Cornwall project from Newquay, Cornwall by british-longboard-union

The British longboard  team are off to the ISA World Surfing Champs and are aiming to raise £10,000 to cover the trip. Currently there is no funding available for the sport of surfing and they aim to have some money left towards training the next generation of British surfers.

Ben “skindog” Skinner and Adam Griffiths have been selected to surf for SurfingGB in the first ever ISA World Longboarding Games in Peru.

The two best Juniors, Ben Bates (17), Raife Gaskell (17) and Britain’s number one female Claire Smail have also been selected through the rankings of the British Longboard Union events after guidance from SurfingGB and the ISA.

They will head out to Huachao beach in Peru to compete against the best longboarders from around the world in the surfing equivalent of the Olympic games on the hunt for Britain’s first ever world Gold medalist in the ISA but have no funding....

That is where we need your help!

The world longboard championships have no prize purse, the team no sponsorship so we are turning to you, the British surfing community and sports fans to ask for support. It costs around £2000 per competitor to take part in these champs so we are asking for your help to raise part of that cost.

As a token of our appreciation for your support we have some fantastic rewards for you, supplied by ourselves and some generous friends. Including, a weekend in a campervan, surfing sessions with the team, boards, limited edition T-shirts or a very special invitation to our post champs party!

Thanks to the generous support of the Crownwall Camper Company,  Ion Cameras, Indo Board, Koru Kayaks and Chops Lascelles from Beat Beat surfboards for their great rewards.

We hope you will join our team and take part in the 2013 ISA World Longboarding Championships by supporting our crowdfunder campaign.

The ISA World Longboarding Championships 2013 - take a look at the trailer. . .

Meet the Team

Ben Skinner

Ben Skinner

Ben Skinner, AKA “Skindog” has been surfing since the age of 3.

10 x European Longboard Champion, Multiple British and English Champion. Previous winner silver and bronze in the world ISA Games.
11th ASP WLT 2011.

He is now hunting for a World title... With his sheer determination and passion for the sport... We are sure he will succeed!

 

Adam Griffiths

Adam Griffiths is a top surfer with titles including English Championships and 2nd in Europe. 13th in the ASP WLT 2012.

Adam and Ben are great friends and rivals continually pushing each other in competitions both nationally and internationally. 

 

 

Claire Smail

Winner of the 2012 British Woman's Longboarding Title, Claire will be representing team GB in the first ever women's division at the ISA World Longboarding Champs.

Claire burst on to the UK Longboarding scene in 2011 and has proved dominant ever since winning several contests.

 

 

Ben Bates

With Britain's under 16 and under 18 Longboarding titles to his name, the world championships are a great opportunity for Ben to surf against the world's finest junior longboarders. 


Ben will be representing team GB in the open under 18's Longboard divison. 

 

Raife Gaskell

Raife Gaskell is one of Britain's rising surf stars, with a long list of titles already under his belt, including; 6th ETL Men's European Longboard Tour 2012, 1st British Longboard U18 & Men's BLU Open Finalist Saunton 2013, 2nd British Longboard U16 2012; 2nd Quiksilver Welsh Nationals Longboard U18 & Open Finalist 2013, 13th ASP 3 star Mens World Longboard, Boardmasters 2011. He's also a RNLI Lifeguard & National Trust Surf Ambassador working to promote our coastlines.

 

Minnow Green

Selected team manager and founder of the British Longboard Union, Robert “Minnow” Green said "This is a major opportunity for British surfing and I am proud and honoured to have been chosen by the team as manager. I can not wait to support them all the way. Unfortunately although we are a National team we have to fund ourselves to travel and compete in Peru for Britain”


"We have a very good chance of making a podium finish in all divisions and putting SurfingGB as a team on the podium for the first time ever".


Norman Wright

Level three ISA Judge
Judge on ETL, BLU, SGB, WSF ,
Worked on BLU tour for 15/16 yrs.
Worked on the european longboard tour for last three years .
President of hotdoggers longboard surf club and one of the longest serving members of the club 18 years.



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£ 5,625 RAISED OF £5,000 TARGET
112%
Backers125
Project funded
PLEDGE £5.00 OR MORE 28 backers so far You are a vital part of the team. We will send you a Team GB Longboarders car sticker and keep you up to date with our progress at the comp.
PLEDGE £15.00 OR MORE 33 backers so far Join the team when they get back from Peru at a very special after party with live music from some very special guests.
PLEDGE £25.00 OR MORE 43 backers so far Limited edition British Longboard Team T-shirts only available to team members like yourselves who have made this possible.
PLEDGE £30.00 OR MORE 3 backers so far Want to be the next surfer to represent team GB, or just want to try your hand at this amazing sport? Enjoy a surfing lesson to get you started.
PLEDGE £50.00 OR MORE 10 backers so far Limited edition hoodies, especially made for you - our crowdfunders.
PLEDGE £50.00 OR MORE 0 backers so far Enjoy a treatment from Ben Skinner's sports massage therapist - Pure Vitality. Cherilyn have been 'fixing' Ben and getting him ready for competitions for the last 2 years! (Cornwall only). Pure Vitality will also throw in an exclusive set of Spiezia 100% organic balms (RRP £21.95) to help you look after yourself before, during and after excercise - all hand made in Cornwall.
PLEDGE £100.00 OR MORE 7 backers so far Join the team for a day of longboarding, with mens and womens sessions to hone your skills and techniques - who knows you maybe learning with the new World champ!
PLEDGE £150.00 OR MORE 1 backer so far Unique artwork kindly donated by Cornish Artist Andy Pearce- original acrylic on paper - check out the 'project updates' to see this amazing piece.
PLEDGE £150.00 OR MORE 0 backers so far Grab the complete Indo board package - the ultimate equipment for balance and fitness. Here is Ben showing you how it is done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpNlIRjzOFY
PLEDGE £200.00 OR MORE 0 backers so far Signed Chelsa FC football shirt from 2010 when Chelsea won the double. Want to have a look? Check out the project updates to see pictures
PLEDGE £250.00 OR MORE 3 backers so far This is an exclusive surf session for you and up to 7 mates with one of the team - for a day you will never forget.
PLEDGE £250.00 OR MORE 1 backer so far Signed Guitar from Musician and Team GB supporter James Morrison - check out the image in the project updates.
PLEDGE £300.00 OR MORE 0 backers so far Take part in a guided Kayak adventure with Koru Kayaks for up to 6 people at either St Agnes or the South Coast. After a day of adventure enjoy a meal at the Driftwood Spars Pub in St Agnes.
PLEDGE £500.00 OR MORE 1 backer so far Fancy a weekend for two in a beautifully restored camper van, supplied by the Cornwall Camper Company? Available weekends outside of high season... Take a look around their vans: www.thecornwallcampercompany.co.uk and your'll also get an iON Air Pro Camera so that you can capture all of the fun uk.ioncamera.com
PLEDGE £500.00 OR MORE 0 backers so far The sawn off cocked and loaded, This sharp little design takes it heritage from “The Classic” but has far more attitude. A long board shape with the middle cut out makes for a far more maneuverable board. Gets you through the slop on a bad day and gets you on the nose when it’s good. Checkout the project updates to have a look.
PLEDGE £800.00 OR MORE 1 backer so far Ben Skinner will shape your very own custom surfboard to his exacting competition spec - brand new construction with lightweight foam and a palonia wood stringer. The best feeling boards to date !
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