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Here at dryrobe we’re proud to be working with and supporting Surfing England - the National Governing Body of English Surfing. Surfing is very close to our hearts - it’s where dryrobe started and it’s what we enjoy every day so it makes perfect sense for us to support Surfing England as they serve the sport of surfing and its membership of surfers, surf coaches, surf clubs and surf schools.
The primary purpose of Surfing England is to support and develop the sport of surfing. It does this through a number of ways but operates as a membership organisation offering service to surfers, affiliations to surf clubs, and accreditations to surf coaches and surf schools.
Becoming a member of Surfing England is open to everyone, from beginners to professionals and on any form of surf craft - shortboard, longboard, bodyboard, bodysurf, kneeboard or stand up paddleboard. Check out a few of the benefits of becoming a member of Surfing England:
- Support the Community – To assist Surfing England in the growth and development of a healthy, happy, inclusive surfing community.
- Insurance – Year-round cover in the UK, and Personal Accident Cover & 3rd Party Liability Cover when Surfing anywhere in the World.
- Travel – Access to discounted Travel Insurance, various Hostels and Surf Trip Packages
- Events – The right to compete and attend Surfing England events.
- Communications and Resources – Quarterly newsletters, information and support from Surfing England’s committed and passionate team.
- Membership Cutback Option – Nominate up to 25% of your fee to any accredited Surf Clubs or Schools and directly support grass roots surfing.
At grassroots level, Surfing England supports surf clubs, helps break down barriers to surfing, educates on safety and etiquette, works to protect the environment and much more. The last few years have seen the introduction of the English Adaptive Surf Open to Surfing England’s events calendar - part of a global push to celebrate and provide for adaptive surfing; an integral and developing part of the sport for surfers with a variety of disabilities.
At elite level, Surfing England operates the annual English Surfing Championships and enters English national teams to International events. The last few years have seen unprecedented success on the international stage for English teams - most recently the English Junior Surf Team claimed a fourth place finish in the European Junior Surf Championships, following incredibly strong performances across the whole team.
It’s exciting times for English surfing; the sport is continuing to grow and develop - with the surfing world preparing for its debut at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. We’re excited to be a part of that growth and look forward to supporting Surfing England as it continues to develop the sport we love.
For more information on Surfing England and how you can get involved in the community and become a member, head to www.surfingengland.org