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Team England Adaptive fired up for 2021 ISA World Para Surfing Championships

Team England Adaptive fired up for 2021 ISA World Para Surfing Championships

Team England Adaptive are raring to go for the upcoming 2021 Pismo Beach ISA World Para Surfing Championships, hosted by AmpSurf. This event will take place from 6th – 11th December at Pismo Beach, California.

The contest will see the World’s best para surfers come together for a week’s fierce surf competition, as they compete in individual divisions whilst collecting points for their country’s total, with those top spots and Champion titles their ultimate ambition.

Melissa Reid who is current World Champion will be competing to retain her title.

We are so proud to announce the stellar team of athletes who represent Team England at this contest:

WOMEN

  • Zoe Smith – PS Stand 2 Below Knee
  • Charlotte Banfield – PS Stand 2 Below Knee
  • Natasha Davies – PS Prone 2 Assist
  • Hannah Dines – PS Prone 2 Assist
  • Melissa Reid – PS Visually Impaired 2

MEN

  • Pegleg Bennett – PS Stand 2 Below Knee
  • Martin Pollock – PS Kneel
  • Spike Kane – PS Prone 2 Assist
  • David Lewis – PS Visually Impaired 2

A huge thank you to our friends at The Wave who are matching Surfing England funding to help make the team’s journey to the World Championships possible, supporting elements such as Entry Fees, Team Kit, and Volunteer Costs. The team at The Wave are huge supporters of the UK adaptive surfing community and have been part of developing the Team England adaptive surfing team from the beginning.

Martin Pollock competing at the 2021 dryrobe English Adaptive at The Wave, who are headlining the support of the Team to the ISA Worlds.

A further thank you to Phil Williams who is Team Manager for this contest, and to Matt Harwood (Head Coach) and Spike Kane (Director of Stoke) who have been exceptional in organising elements of this trip. Additional thanks to all other support staff including, Andy Joyce (Assistant Coach) Nick and Luca Hounsfield, Toby Mai Smith, as well as Seren Dixon, Mike and Lyndsey Young also supporting some of the competitors.

Updates of the Team’s progressions will be shared onto social media during the course of the event, so make sure you follow @SurfingEngland for the latest!

Please see the Tentative Schedule of Events (from ISA Website)

  • Saturday – Dec 4
    • Site Build
    • Volunteer Training
      • Location: Pismo Beach
      • Time: 8am-9am (check-in starts at 7:30)
    • Classification
      • Location: Inn at the Pier
      • Time: 8am-5pm
  • Sunday – Dec 5
    • Para Surfing Clinic
      • Location: Pismo Beach
      • Time: 8am-12pm
    • Para Surfing Symposium
      • Location: Inn at the Pier
      • Time: 1-4pm
    • Classification
      • Location: Inn at the Pier
      • Time: 8am -5pm
    • Managers’ Meeting
      • Location: Inn at the Pier
      • Time: 7pm-9pm
  • Monday – Dec 6
    • Finish Site Build
    • Classification
      • Location: Inn at the Pier
      • Time: 8am-10:30am (if necessary)
    • Opening Ceremony
      • Location: Pismo Beach
      • Time: 1:30pm
  • Tuesday-Friday – Dec 7-10
    • Contest
      • Location: Pismo Beach
      • Time: 7:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday – Dec 11
    • Final day of Competition
    • Closing Ceremonies
      • Location: TBD
      • Time: 20-30min after last heat

A final thank you to our headline partners for their continued support to Surfing England which enables us to keep supporting the surfing community and our elite teams:  korev Lager, dryrobe, Caravan and Motorhome Club, Decathlon UK.

Check out the action from the 2021 dryrobe English Adaptive Surfing Open – click here.

Become a Member of Surfing England and actively support Adaptive Surfing. Membership is £18-25/year, and includes insurance for surfing, and fantastic discounts such as 20% off Surfdome, and 10% off dryrobe. Join us.

For any further information, please get in touch with [email protected] 

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