British Surfing Team Statement       

British Surfing Team Statement

June 2018

In May 2018 the International Surfing Association informed us that only a GB team will be able to compete in the 2018 World Surfing Games in Japan. Previously we were told that individual home nations would be allowed to compete in all 2018 competitions. View ISA statement here

We are currently putting in place a selection process for the following events:

2018 ISA World Surfing Games

2018 ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship

2019 ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship

The following events have been announced as Qualifying Events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games:

2019 Pan American Games

2019 ISA World Surfing Games

2020 ISA World Surfing Games


It is also yet to be confirmed if surfing will be in the 2024 and 2028 Olympics which also makes attracting investment into surfing a challenge. We will continue to collectively work to source performance funding.

Collectively the Home Nation Federations will continue to monitor the status of the Olympic pathway and we are in close communication with all the relevant governing and decision-making bodies.

If you have any further questions, please contact your respective home nations body and for further information please visit their websites or the International Surfing Association website.

Surfing England, Scottish Surfing Federation, Welsh Surfing Federation, Channel Islands Surfing Federation

To view the complete Olympic Qualification System for Surfing in Tokyo 2020, click here.

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