Scotland Surfing Team Makes Waves

by Mark Boyd in Thurso

We did it
On 20th October 2014 we successfully raised £4,605 with 131 supporters in 21 days

To help fund a Scotland team to travel to the ISA World Games in Peru on October 21st 2014.

by Mark Boyd in Thurso

New stretch target

Our first target is £3,000 and will pay for our athletes accommodation during the event. If we could reach our stretch target, it would pay for half the cost of the flights for our athletes. This means that we can continue to spread to word about Scottish surfing talent across the world!

Your continued generosity would be greatly appreciated towards the full cost of the trip which is £17,000.

If there was any extra money this would be used by the Scottish Surfing Federation to put a Scottish team to the next international surfing competition which will be EuroSurf.


Making Waves: An Independent Scottish Surfing team hopes to make its international debut at the biggest surfing event in the ISA World Surfing Games History.

ISA World Games                     Scottish Surfing Federation

 

A Scotland team needs you help to get to Peru to participate for the first time at the International Surfing Association World Games in Punta Rocas next month. This year will be the 50th anniversary of the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Games and will be the first time that a Scotland team has had representation at such a level. The last time Scotland participated at an international level was at the EuroSurf competition in the early 1990s.The Scottish Surfing Federation will be sending a 6 person team to compete in the games which take place from the 24th of October until the 1st of November.

The team will be made up of 6 surfers - two ladies and four men and the team was selected at the Scottish National Surfing Championships in Thurso in March.

The surfers who will make the trip to Peru to fly the flag for Scotland:· Jennifer Wood (Elgin),· Phoebe Strachan (Edinburgh),· Mark Cameron (Fraserburgh),· Mark Boyd (Thurso),· Iain Masson (Fraserburgh)· Andrew Robertson (St Andrews)

Scotland SupportersChris Noble

Current Scottish Champion Chris Noble (Thurso) was unable to make the event due to work commitments but has wished his fellow team mates all the best: "its really fantastic that Scotland will be represented at the World Games for the first time and this will be a great opportunity for the generations to come, I hope the team really enjoy the experience and do well competing."

ISA competitions attract the worlds best surfers and past winners have included ASP World Champions Sofia Mulanovich (Peru), Sunny Garcia (Hawaii) and Tom Curren (USA). The reigning ISA World Games mens champion is Shaun Joubert of South Africa who will be returning as part of the South Africa team to defend his title.

Mark Cameron

The Scottish Surfing Federation has been in existence for over 40 years and host the annual Scottish National Surfing Championships.

Since 2012 the president of the SSF has been William Watson of Fraserburgh:  “We’ve seen the sport go from strength to strength in recent years and as such we recognized the need to strengthen our core organization so we can truly represent Scotland’s Surfers and manage every aspect of the sport efficiently. It’s been a timely process but one that has allowed us to cast a solid foundation on which we can develop the sport. The help we’ve had along the way from SportScotland has been tremendous and as such after achieving formal Governing Body recognition earlier this summer we’ve now been able to work with the European Surfing Federation and the International Surfing Association to bring the sport to a new level. Being able to give Scotland’s surfers the opportunity to compete at such an event is an outstanding first step, it’ll be an exciting and busy time ahead in the preparation phase and we look forward to sourcing and working with credible team sponsors. The team we have consists not only of Scotlands elite surfers but they’re whom I would consider some of the best ambassadors we could ask for on our World Games debut - I know they’ll do us all, the sport and Scotland proud.”

The team are seeking your backing to have this amazing opportunity to represent Scotland on the World Surfing stage.

More information about The SSF and the Scottish Team and their progress in Peru can be found at http://www.thessf.com or on the 'Scottish Surfing Federation' Facebook group.

Phoebe Strachan Iain Masson - Scotland Team Athlete

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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Thanks for your support!

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Receive a personal thank-you letter from the Scottish surf team and a newsletter with details of the team's trip in Peru

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North Core Lanyard and sticker set and an invitation to the next Scottish Surfing Federation social event

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Discount Codes Receive a 10% discount code to use at Lunasurf.co.uk and also a 20% discount code to use at Staunch

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Carve Magazine "Eat Sleep Surf Repeat" Tshirt

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Alder 3mm Wetsuit Boots in size Medium. see Aldersportswear.com for size chart.

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'Surf Cafe Living' book, courtesy of Carve Magazine

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Surfing Tribe book courtesy of Carve Magazine

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'The Complete Guide to Surf Fitness' book, courtesy of Carve Magazine

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Surf lessons from Granite Reef in Aberdeen

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Surfing Lesson at C2C, an SSF approved surf school and one of Scotland's finest surf schools

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Receive a Scotland flag signed by the 2014 Scottish Surfing Team

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Scottish Surfing Experience - spend a day surfing with members of the Scottish surf team at some of Scotland's most famous breaks.

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Alder "Reflex" Mens 5/4/3 Wetsuit. Size Small. see Aldersportswear.com for size chart.

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Receive an original landscape watercolour painting 16” x 12”. Painting to be surf themed but the subject matter can be discussed with pledger. Painting would be finished for xmas and painted by 7x Scottish Surfing Champion and BA (hons) in Fine Art Iain Masson.

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A round of golf for four at any Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews Bay Resort Golf Courses. Valid until 31st of October 2015 - worth £600!!

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Receive a surfboard signed by the 2014 Scotland Surfing Team

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A company can become a co-sponsor of the Scottish Surfing Team.In return the company shall receive a pre written press release which will be released to all Scottish press and UK surfing media which will mention how the help and support of the sponsoring company has been beneficial and has been a significant boost for Scottish surfing. The company's logos will also be included. A pledge of 1000 will pay the travel for one of our athletes, we can offer logo placement for a co-sponsor.

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A company can become an official sponsor of the Scottish Surfing Team and the beachfront team house in Peru .In return the company shall receive a pre written press release which will be released to all Scottish press and UK surfing media which highlights how the help and support of the sponsoring company has been essential and has been a significant boost for Scottish surfing. The company's logos will also be promoted wherever possible and banner and logo on front of team house.


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