Scotland Surfing Team - EuroSurf 2015

by Mark Boyd in Scotland

The Scottish Surfing Federation (SSF) hope to send a Scotland team to the ESF European Surfing Championships (EuroSurf) 2015

by Mark Boyd in Scotland

We did it
On 1st September 2015 we successfully raised £4,447 with 122 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

£14,000 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 Morocco because the total cost of the trip may be in excess of £12000.  Anything above this total will go towards the next international competition that Scotland will be sending a team which is the ISA World Juniors.  There is also a WSL event running in Casablanca just before EuroSurf.  We are encouraging our SCO team members to participate and any overfunding may be used to help subsidise their entry into this event for experience and practice for EuroSurf and to represent SCO at pro level.

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 ESF European Surfing Championships (EuroSurf) in Morocco on the 12th of Sept 2015

About the project

The Scottish Surfing Federation (SSF) hope to send a Scotland team to the ESF European Surfing Championships (EuroSurf) 2015 which begins on the 12th of September and finishes on the 20th of September 2015.

The team will be made up of 7 surfers who will surf in various categories - the team was selected at the Scottish National Surfing Championships in Thurso, Scotland on Easter Weekend.

The surfers who will make the trip to Morocco to fly the flag for Scotland:

OPEN· Andrew Robertson (St Andrews),· Mark Boyd (Thurso),· Chris Clarke (Dunnet),· Donald Peace (Lossiemouth)

LADIES· Shoana Blackadder (Thurso),· Phoebe Strachan (Dunbar)

BODYBOARD· Max Ferguson-Hook (Dunbar),· Phoebe Strachan (Dunbar)

LONGBOARD· Chris Clarke (Dunnet)

 

The SSF will also be sending two judges as required by the SSF and a videographer/media rep:

JUDGES· Juvenal Dufaur· Phil Adshead

VIDEOGRAPHER/MEDIA REP· Malcolm Anderson

 

Three out of the seven Scotland EuroSurf team members from left to right; Chris Clarke, Shoana Blackadder and Mark Boyd (Photo: Mike Guest)

 

Andrew Robertson - Scottish Junior Champion in action at Thurso-East (Photo David Beedie)

 

Shoana Blackadder (Thurso), competing for Scotland at the ISA World Games in Nicaragua (Photo ISA)

 

Chris Clarke - Scottish Longboard Champion striking a pose for the camera (Photo Niall Manson)

 

Mark Boyd - practicing on Thurso's winter waves (Photo Mal Anderson)

 

Bodyboarder Max Ferguson-Hook of Dunbar at the Scottish National Surfing Championships

 

The Scottish Surfing Federation (Caidreachas Surfadh na h-Alba) 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.  The SSF are a registered charity in Scotland (SC045821).

The ESF is the governing body for the sport in Europe.  EuroSurf which is the European Surfing Championships attracts some of the worlds best surfers including 2013 champion Vincent Duvignac (FRA) and reigning longboard champion Ben Skinner (ENG).

Phoebe Strachan at the Scottish Championships

 

At the moment our athletes will have to travel to Morocco self funded and it is extremely expensive to make the trip and cover all costs to fill Scotland's place on the European 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 £14,000 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.

This will be the first time since the early 90's that a Scotland team has participated at the European Surfing Championships.  However the team have made it to the ISA World Surfing Games for the last two years (pictured below) and the SSF intend to increase the amount of Scottish teams present at all international surfing comptitions in all categories of surfing.  In 2014 the SSF sent a team to the ISA World Games 50th anniversary in Peru where Mark Boyd (SCO) made it through to round 2 of the main event, helping Scotland to a 16th overall place finish - one of the biggest success stories in Scottish surfing.  More recently Scotland competed in another ISA World Games in 2015 this time in Nicaragua.  The team hope to take this experience to the European stage in September and do Scotland proud.

 

The Scottish Surfing Team at the 2015 ISA World Games Opening Ceremony in their Staunch uniforms

 

For the team's last two international campaigns Staunch Industries, one of Scotland's only surf clothing brands have supported the team.  This has included designing and making the Scotland team uniforms as shown in the images above and below.  Supporters uniforms are available as Crowdfunder rewards on your left along with a range of other goodies which you can pledge on and help the team on their way to EuroSurf.

Mark Boyd (SCO) modelling the 2015 Staunch Industries / SSF Scotland Team Kit (Photo: Mike Guest)

 

 

 

LOOK OUT FOR SOME OF THE "STEALS OF THE WEEK" FROM SOME OF THE COMPANIES, SURF SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES BELOW:

 KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE SSF ON HTTP://WWW.THESSF.COM AND ALSO OUR FACEBOOK GROUP 'SCOTTISH SURFING FEDERATION' (https://www.facebook.com/groups/110852278588/?fref=ts

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you from the Scottish Surfing Team

£12 or more

£12 Reward

SSF & Staunch Industries Sticker Set

£13 or more

2 of 3 claimed

£13 Reward

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

£15 or more

7 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

£20 voucher for Granite Reef in Aberdeen

£15 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

Save £15 on a MagicSeaWeed SurfCam PRO Account

£15 or more

£15 Reward

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

£15 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

20% off a custom order Pro Liberty Surfboard

£17 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£17 Reward

£20 off your next ding repair with Jay Surfboards

£18 or more

£18 Reward

Official Scottish National Team cap made by Staunch

£19 or more

4 of 5 claimed

£19 Reward

A T-Shirt from Endeavour Surfboards of your choice

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Get a custom surfboard from K&K surfboards for £230

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A 12" x 18" photo print of any Malcolm Anderson shot including official photos of the Scottish team in Morocco or any photo (which could include ones of yourself) from Malcolm's collection

£20 or more

3 of 5 claimed

£20 Reward

Surfing Lesson from North Shore Surf Club Qualified Instructor in Thurso

£20 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£20 Reward

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

£22 or more

6 of 7 claimed

£22 Reward

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

£24 or more

0 of 15 claimed

£24 Reward

One year membership to the Scottish Surfing Federation

£25 or more

£25 Reward

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

£25 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£25 Reward

Surfing Lesson from New Wave Surf School in Moray

£25 or more

1 of 6 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

£35 or more

2 of 6 claimed

£35 Reward

An E.S.P hoodie !!

£35 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£35 Reward

Carve Magazine Subscription

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Get any large Malcolm Anderson Surf Photographer prints of Thurso-East. Print Size 30" x 24" (does not include frame)

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£40 Reward

Thistly Cross Cider Goodie Bag - Branded Six pack of cider plus 2 x Limited Edition Thistly Cross Tshirts which are not commercially available - RRP £50

£45 or more

£45 Reward

Large photo print of the Scottish Surfing Team at EuroSurf in Morocco. Choose from a selection of shots directly after the event. Print size 30" x 24" (does not include frame)

£45 or more

£45 Reward

Official Scottish Surfing Team quality Hoodie made by Staunch

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Get a 3hour video / photo session of you surfing in Thurso by Malcolm Anderson. Dates & times can be arranged (subject to availability) between October - March

£50 or more

0 of 9 claimed

£50 Reward

A Scotland flag signed by National Surfing Team members

£50 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£50 Reward

20% off a Custom Endeavour Clayton High Performance Shortboard

£60 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£60 Reward

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

£60 or more

2 of 4 claimed

£60 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

£1,000 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£1,000 Reward

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

£4,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£4,000 Reward

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


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