Scotland Surfing Team - ISA World Games 2015

by Mark Boyd in Scotland

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On 26th May 2015 we successfully raised £4,959 with 124 supporters in 35 days

Please help support our athletes represent Scotland at the ISA World Surfing Games in Nicaragua on the 31st of May 2015.

by Mark Boyd in Scotland

New stretch target

£16,000 is the total cost of the trip for the athletes, we are trying to raise as much as possible towards this target.

 Overfunding will help subsidise the team's trip to Nicaragua because the total cost of the trip may be in excess of £16000.  Anything above this total will go towards the next international competition that Scotland will be sending a team which is EuroSurf in Morocco in September.

40-50% of the proceeds from the Crowdfunder will also have to go back into the production of the team supporters kit so please bear in mind not all of the funds raised will help cover the teams expenses.


Project aim

To help support our athletes represent Scotland at the ISA World Surfing Games in Nicaragua on the 31st of May 2015.

About the project

The Scottish Surfing Federation hope to send a Scotland team to the ISA World Surfing Games in Nicaragua from the 31st of May - 07th of June 2015.

             Scottish Surfing Federation

 

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, Scotland on Easter Weekend.

The surfers who will make the trip to Nicaragua to fly the flag for Scotland:· Shoana Blackadder (Thurso),· Megan McKay (MacDuff),· Scotty Main (Thurso),· Mark Boyd (Thurso),· Ali Matheson (Carrbridge)· Allyn Harper (Sandend)

 

Ali Matheson at the Scottish Surfing Championships carves his way to a spot in the National Team (photo Karen Munro)

 

 

Mark Boyd trains in the heavy waves near Thurso in Scotland

 

 

Shoana Blackadder on her way to winning the Scottish National Ladies Title (photo Karen Munro)

 

The Scottish Surfing Federation are the governing body for the sport of surfing in Scotland and have been in existence for over 40 years.  The Scottish National Surfing Championships is hosted by the SSF and acts as selection for the international Scottish teams.

ISA competitions attract the worlds best surfers and past winners have included ASP World Champions Sofia Mulanovich (Peru), Sunny Garcia (Hawaii), Tom Curren (USA), Jordy Smith (ZAF), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and current ASP World Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA). The reigning ISA World Games mens champion is Leandro Usuna of Argentina.

At the moment our athletes will have to travel to Nicaragua self funded and it is extremely expensive to make the trip and cover all costs to fill Scotland's place on the world stage.  Costs include air fares, surfboard charges, transportation, accomodation, membership fees and entry fees.  The trip for the entire team may cost in excess of £16,000 but our surfers are so passionate about representing their country they will do their best to attend, but we need to raise as much money as possible to help subsidise the trip.  

Scotland placed 16th at the 2014 ISA World Surfing Games in Peru so the team are hoping to capitalize on Scotland's higher seed this year and continue to improve their world ranking.

Phoebe Strachan competed at the 2014 ISA World Surfing Games in Peru 

 

 

Megan McKay (17) of MacDuff has been called up to the squad to replace Phoebe Strachan of Dunbar who is out with injury

 

So please get behind Team Scotland and pledge to our Crowdfunder for one of the fantastic rewards that are available!

 

More information on the Scotland National Surfing Team can be found on the Scottish Surfing Federation website (http://www.thessf.com) and Facebook Group 'Scottish Surfing Federation'.

 

Here is a sneak preview at the Official SSF / Staunch gear for the national team:

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A huge thank-you from the Scottish Surfing Team!

£12 or more

£12 Reward

SSF & Staunch Industries Sticker Set

£13 or more

1 of 4 claimed

£13 Reward

Surfboard or SUP + Wetsuit hire from Granite Reef Surf Shop in Aberdeen

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Discount Codes - 10% from Lunasurf.co.uk and 20% from Staunch Industries

£16 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£16 Reward

£20 voucher for Granite Reef in Aberdeen

£17 or more

2 of 4 claimed

£17 Reward

£20 off your next ding repair with Jay Surfboards

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£18 Reward

Surf Girl Magazine Subscription

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£18 Reward

Official Scottish National Team Cap made by Staunch

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£19 Reward

Save £11 on a MagicSeaWeed SurfCam PRO Account

£19 or more

5 of 10 claimed

£19 Reward

A T-Shirt from Endeavour Surfboards of your choice

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£20 Reward

Surfing Lesson from North Shore Surf Club Qualified Instructor in Thurso

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£22 Reward

20% off a custom order Pro Liberty Surfboard

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£24 Reward

One year membership to the Scottish Surfing Federation

£25 or more

7 of 13 claimed

£25 Reward

Full 6 month Weekend Surf Warrior Package from Ash Boddy of WeekendSurfWarrior.com - Ash is the highest level CHEK practitioner in Scotland and his package can help you get in great shape for surfing

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Official Scottish Surfing Team Supporters T-SHIRT, made by Staunch

£26 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£26 Reward

A surf lesson from Cheggs at Surf Lewis in the Outer Hebrides

£28 or more

1 of 8 claimed

£28 Reward

Surfing lesson from C2C Surf School in Dunbar - an SSF approved surf school and one of Scotland's best!

£30 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£30 Reward

Surfing lesson from Granite Reef in Aberdeen

£35 or more

2 of 4 claimed

£35 Reward

Carve Magazine Subscription

£45 or more

£45 Reward

Official Scottish Surfing Team quality Hoodie made by Staunch

£50 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£50 Reward

A Scotland flag signed by National Surfing Team members

£55 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£55 Reward

20% off a Custom Endeavour Clayton High Performance Shortboard

£60 or more

4 of 5 claimed

£60 Reward

£100 discount on the "shape your own board" package from Jay Surfboards

£65 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£65 Reward

30% off an Endeavour Alternative Surfboard

£70 or more

£70 Reward

Official Scottish Surfing Team Supporters Kit. Includes: top quality Hoodie, T-Shirt, Cap by Staunch + an SSF and Staunch sticker set

£170 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£170 Reward

Wavegarden Coaching Weekend at Surf Snowdonia with O'Neill Surf Academy Scotland / Momentum Surf School (value £250)

£1,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£1,000 Reward

You or your company can become a co-sponsor of the Scottish National Surfing Team

£3,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£3,000 Reward

You or your company can become the official title sponsor of the Scottish National Surfing Team


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