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Welsh Nationals New Date

 

New Date!!


Postponed until May Bank Holiday!!

The WSF are delighted to announce that Rusty, FCS, Gorilla and mophie will support this year’s Welsh Nationals. The Nationals represent the single most important date in the WSF contest calendar, with the entry growing each year.

We've also introduced some new categories to this year’s event; over 40's, over 45's as well as a Ladies Longboard have been added. One thing that still remains is the venue, which will be the ever reliable Freshwater West where we’ve enjoyed a run of incredible surfing conditions.

With 15 titles up for grabs plus the club title this year’s Nationals will be the most exciting ever. The Open division should be fascinating with the next generation of Max Payne and Rhys Barfield expected to step up to the main event, alongside the ever improving local crew of Alex Morris, Harry Cromwell and Kiefer Thomson all looking to take away Mark Vaughan's title.

The women's title will be defended by Emily Williams who will have to be on top form to see off an ever growing talent pool of challengers. The three days of competition take place between 3rd, 4th and 5th of May with entry forms available on the WSF website.

The WSF extends a warm welcome to our new sponsors Rusty, FCS, Gorilla and mophie and wish all our competitors the very best of luck. A special mention to Mr Liam O'Shea for all his hard work in securing our sponsors for this year.

Welsh Nationals Entry Forms are available to download under the Online Forms link.. Get amongst it!


 


 

Day Three Updates

The interview with Team Wales did'nt happen today due to internet problems, will hopefully be done tomorrow am ( dependant on if we have any early rounds )

Quick update.
Contest restarting at 2:45 Ecuador time.

Max Payne won his repercharge round one heat so progresses through to the next round, probably on tomorrow. Did'nt see Max's heat but apparently he ripped!!
Emily Williams finished fourth in her round two qualifying heat so drops into round two of the repercharge. Em started well but needed one of the set waves to progress.
Cieran Hughes surfed well in his round one repercharge heat but came up against a couple of more experienced surfers and finished fourth.

Next up today is the Under 18 repercharge round one, we're running a couple of hours late so don't know if they will try and complete this today or not.
Keep an eye on the webcast for results and timings.

Arran Bright is in heat 9 peak two
Nathaniel James is in heat 12 I think!! not showing on the pdf again!!

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World Juniors Day three

World Juniors Day three..

Look out its a big day for us!

First off check out the event website because the Welsh team are being interviewed on the ISA website Morning show.

Should be starting live about 7:30 Ecuador time ( about 13:30UK ) but will be repeating on youtube etc.

 

Then we go straight into the surfing!

 

Under 16's repercharge 1 will be going in on peak two starting 9:15 ( 15 minute heats )

Max Payne will be heat 3

Cieran Hughes? is in heat 9

 

Em will be in heat 1 of round 2 qualifiers on peak 1, starting at 10:00 our time. This will be on the  webcast live!

 

Under 18 repercharge 1 will be going in on peak two starting at 12:15 ( 15 minute heats )

Arran Bright will in heat 9

Nathaniel James will in heat 12

 

Angharad John gets a bye in repercharge round 1 so will be in repercharge round 2 which will probably run the day after tomorrow.

 


 

ISA Worlds Day Three

Tomorrow the boys get back in the water for the start of the repercharge rounds, no times yet, they will probably be on peak two again, will advise when I can.
Under 16
Max Payne is in heat 3
Ci Hughes is in heat 9
U18 only showing Arran in heat 9 at the moment.


Keep an eye on the website for accurate info, its a bit slow getting to us out here!

 

Round two of the Under 18 Girls may run tomorrow as well.

 

Check out the website for the live feed.


 

ISA Worlds Day two update

 

It was the the of the girls today, first up was Em, who surfed a cracking heat and won! YEWW!!!

1st heat win by the Welsh team, hopefully more to come, was nice to get a win over one of the big nations! 
Conditions had deteriorated by the time Angharad got in, not many runners to be had, Angharad was in second place for most of the heat but could'nt get a follow up wave.

Well done both, great effort..

 

 

Photo

Credit: ISA/Rommel Gonzales

 


 

ISA Juniors Day Two

Just the girls in today,  Emily Williams is in the first heat at 8:00 am Ecuador time, Angharad John will in in heat 11 at about 11 Ecuador time.

All on second peak so no webcast but should be live scores.
Good luck girls, we know you'll do us proud.
Pics from yesterday up later, looks like they have resolved the problems with the internet!
The boys went out and gave it their best yesterday, loads learnt, repercharge to go.
We can all be proud of the effort they are putting in!

 

Webcast here


 

First Ever Wave rode by a Welsh Team member at the ISA Worlds

The first wave ridden by a Welsh Team member at the ISA World Juniors!

 

 

 

Max Payne lost out in a close heat, an uncharacteristeric fall on a good looking left not helping.
Max did us all proud, look out for him in the repercharge heats!

 

 

 

Arran Bright up on Peak 1, soon keep an eye on the webcast

 

 

 


 

ISA Juniors first day of competition

It's finally under way, surf is a couple of foot and onshore but the suns out and the groms are ripping!

ALL TiMES are approximate!!! Keep an eye on the webcast.

Approximate running order.

Max Payne U16 Heat 8 Approx 16:30 UK time peak two

Arran Bright U18 Heat 17 Aprox 20:00 UK time peak one

 

Ci Hughes U16 Heat 20 Approx 20:50 UK time  peak two

Nathaniel James U 18 Heat 21 Approx 21:00 UK time peak one

 

Watch here!

 

 


 

ISA World Juniors - Opening Ceremony tonight

Opening ceremony for the ISA Worlds starts at 2:45 Ecuador time, looks like you should be able to see the first ever Welsh team to compete at the ISA World Juniors at about 22:00 UK time.

The Comp starts tomorrow at 8:00 Ecuador time. Under 18 Boys and Under 16 Boys are first up.

Look out for Max Payne ( U16 ) Cieran Hughes ( U16 ) Nathaniel James ( U18 ) Arran Bright ( U 18 )

Good luck boys, rip it up!

Watch it here

 

Welsh SUP Nationals Entry Forms

Can be downloaded now!

Indemity form here.

Entry Form here.

 

 

 

 


 

ISA World Juniors

The Welsh Surfing Federation are delighted to announce that the first ever Welsh Surfing Team to compete at an ISA sanctioned event with be competing at the World Junior Surfing Games in Ecuador. The WSF is the only recognised National Governing Body of Surfing in Wales and the UK and are taking this first opportunity in our 41st year to compete on a world stage following the ISA's decision to welcome Wales as a country in its own right.

The Team jet off on Wednesday 2nd April to Ecuador to compete against a collection of the planets greatest young talent in exceptional conditions a world away from the cold waters of Wales.

The WSF wishes all our team members the very best of luck at the event!

 


Welsh Team member Emily Williams practicing for the World Juniors!


 

WSF Report Feb & March 2014

The Welsh Surfing Federation report for February and March can be downloaded here.


 

WSF Surf School - 2014 Season starts soon!

The WSF surf school will be opening from Saturday March 29th and will be opening on weekends through March and April.

The waters warming up, get down there and learn with the best!!

Send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for enquiries and bookings, other dates are available on request.

More information on the website here


 

Channel Coast Chargers - Welsh Club Champs 2014

 

 

The Channel Coast Chargers won the Wilkinson Sword Interclubs comp held at Langland Bay, Swansea on Saturday 22nd March 2014..

Congrats all, back to Llantwit next March for the rematch..

Write up to follow.

 

 

 

 


 

Welsh Nationals

 

The WSF are delighted to announce that Rusty, FCS, Gorilla and mophie will support this year’s Welsh Nationals. The Nationals represent the single most important date in the WSF contest calendar, with the entry growing each year.

This year the WSF have opted to make use of the late four day Easter bank holiday providing us with an extra days competition to ensure we run in the best possible conditions. We've also introduced some new categories to this year’s event; over 40's, over 45's as well as a Ladies Longboard have been added. One thing that still remains is the venue, which will be the ever reliable Freshwater West where we’ve enjoyed a run of incredible surfing conditions.

With 15 titles up for grabs plus the club title this year’s Nationals will be the most exciting ever. The Open division should be fascinating with the next generation of Max Payne and Rhys Barfield expected to step up to the main event, alongside the ever improving local crew of Alex Morris, Harry Cromwell and Kiefer Thomson all looking to take away Mark Vaughan's title.

The women's title will be defended by Emily Williams who will have to be on top form to see off an ever growing talent pool of challengers. The four days of competition take place between 18th - 21st April with entry forms available on the WSF website.

The WSF extends a warm welcome to our new sponsors Rusty, FCS, Gorilla and mophie and wish all our competitors the very best of luck. A special mention to Mr Liam O'Shea for all his hard work in securing our sponsors for this year.

Welsh Nationals Entry Forms are available to download under the Online Forms link.. Get amongst it!


 


 

Welsh Junior Squad Training Weekend

 

After having to change venue at the last minute, the WSF Coaching team managed to run a successful training weekend at Porthcawl over the weekend of the 16/17th Feb.

Saturday morning was spent working on fitness, plenty of sprinting up sand dunes, the action then moved to the Y Center where the groms had video analysis and judging sessions.

The day was rounded off with a surf, plenty of lips for the frothing ( and tired ) groms to hit.

The sun came out and the wind finally disappeared on Sunday ( for the first time this year? ), Rest Bay was pumping and the groms were all over it ( plenty of pics on our Facebook page ).

Most of the day was spent surfing with just a quick break for video analysis at lunchtime..

Big thanks to the WSF coaching team, the groms, the parents and everyone else who made the weekend happen!

 


 

Junior Squad Training - this weekend 15th/16th

Urgent!  Junior Squad Training change of venue for this weekend…

 

Due to the horrific weather we have been having the Water sports center in Pembrokeshire is no longer available for use, so we have no alternative but  to move the venue to Porthcawl.

 

Meet Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m Hi Tide Car Park Coney Beach.

 

Meet at the Hi Tide car park Coney ready for some sand dune training, at 9:00 a.m Saturday.

This will be followed by some video analysis work at the YMCA in Porthcawl, and possibly a swim session at Heronsbridge school. Bridgend.

We then hope to get a late afternoon surf.

 

Sunday morning meet 9:00 a.m at Rest Bay

 

Sunday’s session will begin  9:00 a.m at Rest bay car park.

Be ready to do some water work followed by  an afternoon session of video analysis work at the YCMA.

 

Sorry for the short notice, the access road to the Pembroke Water Sports center has been damaged and they currently have no electricity.

 

Could squad members please share with fellow squad members to ensure everybody gets the message!!

An email will also be sent out but we wanted to get this information out as soon as possible.

 

Many thanks

 

WSF Coaching Team


 

Welsh Junior Training 15th 16th Feb

Pembroke Surf Program 2014 Day 1

9:00 = Meet and greet at Pembroke Water Sports Centre ( meet and greet, direction map below )

9:30 = Leave for surf spot

10:20 = Arrive at Surf destination ,ready for Warm up.

10:20 = Warm up +- 20 min

11:00 = Surf (IN an OUT style coaching )

1:00 = BREAK for Lunch

2:00 = surf coaching or head back to centre for fitness (waves dependant).

 

4:30 FINISH

 

Pembroke Surf Program 2014 Day 2

9:00 = Meet and greet at Pembroke Water Sports Centre ( Refresh and Feed back of previous day)

9:30 = Leave for surf spot

10:20 = Arrive at Surf destination, ready for warm up.

10:20 = Warm up +- 20 min

11:00 = Surf ( spilt into 2 groups with heats and video analysis and Coaching )

1:00 = BREAK for Lunch

2:00 = Head back to centre for Video Analysis.

2:30 = Class room work with video Analysis

4:30 FINISH

 

Pembroke WaterSports Center location


 

2013 - WSF End of Year report

2013 was a huge year for the Welsh Surfing Federation, ISA membership and our 40th birthday, find out what else went on and some of the things planned for this year on this pdf


 

Wales Juniors at the Worlds!!

Following our recent recognition by the International Surfing Association, the WSF are delighted to announce that our Junior team will be selected in the coming weeks to compete at the World Junior Surfing Championships to be held in Ecuador this April.
The team will be the first to represent Wales at World level, making history in the process.
Further announcements will be made shortly, stay tuned..

 


 

Surf Snowdonia - Wave Garden

The Wave Garden in Snowdonia is scheduled to open in 2015, checkout their website for more news..

http://www.surfsnowdonia.co.uk/

 

They are also on Facebook, search for Surf Snowdonia


 
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Welsh Surfing Federation - The National Governing Body of the sport in Wales. The WSF is affiliated to both the International Surfing Association and the European Surfing Federation, and is responsible for promoting the sport, organising National Championships and selecting teams to represent Wales at an International level.


The Welsh Surfing Federation Surf School is based in Llangennith, Gower, Wales. It is a non-profit organisation that takes the role of fund raising to promote surfing in Wales. The WSF surf school is charged with the education of new surfers to the safe, enjoyable use of the sea and to promote environmental awareness.