The WSF can confirm that following our recent recognition and approval as an International Surfing Association country that we will look to send a Welsh Team to compete at ISA events using the following criteria:
Following a committee meeting the WSF decided to prioritised the European Surfing Federation’s – Euro Juniors (every even year) and Euro Surf (every odd year) Events and will send full teams offering financial support and sponsorship (if available).
In the case of International Surfing Association Events, The World Juniors, World Seniors, World Masters, World Longboard, World SUP and World Bodyboard Events. The WSF will only select and enter a Team (in part or in full) of surfers that meet World Surfing Level as decided by our Coaches and Selection Committee. Surfers will also have to meet our current selection criteria.
The WSF are under no obligation to send any individual(s) or a full team to a World event based on any previous competitive results, or if our experts believe that:
An individual(s) Health and Safety, Life / Lives could be put at risk. OR;
If an individual(s) could damage the reputation of Wales on an International Stage.
A surfer may only represent Wales at any level with the approval of the WSF’s selection committee.
In the case of ISA events financial funding will only be provided if the WSF has met its commitment to ESF events and all other financial obligations.
If the WSF are unable to provide financial support for the selected individual(s) at either ESF or ISA events then the Individual(s) will be responsible for financing “all costs associated to ensure participation”. Including: Entry Fees, Membership, Travel, Accommodation, Food and Drink, Medical and Travel Insurance, Transport costs, Fuel, Expenses, Chaperone(s), Judges, Management, Coach(es), Medical supplies; and any other costs specific to competing.