Troops fly the flag for British Surfing
Surfing is a growing sport in the UK with our armed forces even flying the British Flag in international competition. The British Army Surf Team, in association with sponsors, are delighted to announce a forth coming competition against the United States Marine Corps, being held in Southern California this May. The Army Team are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to compete in an international event of this nature, in some of the finest surf on the planet. The completion will take place at Del Mar Jetty on the 24 May as part of the Red Bull Sponsored International Rivals Surf Series.
Army Surfing is one of Surfing GB’s affiliated club members and is a growing one at that! With developing structures and interest in the sport Surfing GB are seeing an increase in the value placed on Surfing from a military stance. Surfing GB will be posting social network updates from the tour and we wish the Team the best of luck! If you want to wish them good luck too then tag @SurfingGB in your Twitter posts and we will re-tweet them.
Capt Joe Robinson, Secretary of Army Surfing said, “We are really stoked to get out there and compete against our fellow service men in the States. The competition will be tough; competing at their local surf breaks, against a very experienced and well practiced USMC Team, but we are more than up for the challenge. It is a unique event; a 10 man team surf relay, with 10 mins rolling heats and a maximum of 3 waves per heat with the best wave counting. We have been working closely with our sponsors at Newquay Activity Centre to help improve our competition skills and will be holding a 12 day surf camp along the Southern Californian coast in the run up to the comp to help acclimatise and get used to the breaks. We are exceptionally grateful to Surfed Out in Braunton, Quiver Surfboards, Tiki and DryRobe for the invaluable support they have offered the Team and feel well prepared for the challenge that awaits us. What a phenomenal opportunity; an international competition, representing the UK Armed Forces whilst surfing one of the most iconic coastlines in the sport.”