The British Longboard Union 2017
"All longboards were measured prior to the at the ISA World Longboard Championships at Huanchaco, Peru and a large number were found to be less than the minimum regulation 9' 0". Some boards were borderline along the rocker but many were rejected for the competition up to 2 inches short including one board of Team GB.
ISA ruling: Length is a minimum of 9 feet from the tip of the board in a straight line along its deck.
This year at the WLC, borderline boards were able to be botched to increase the length but it is my understanding, that this will not be repeated at future ISA Longboard events. In order that this doesn't happened to the equipment of British Competitors next season, organisers are going to to measure boards at the coming BLU Valero Classic (just to raise awareness) and before all legs of the BLU Season 2014. It would be helpful for competitors to speak with their shapers to ensure that in future boards are the regulation minimum length."
Surfing England has a press release regarding the upcoming
World Longboard championships to be held in China in January.
You can read it here.
Unfortunately, the scheduled contest this weekend at Fistral Beach and sponsored by The Stables is OFF.
Forecast NW winds gusting to 40 mph mean conditions will be challenging and possibly dangerous.
The contest has been postponed to 14th-15th April 2018.
We would like to thank The Stables and Fistral Beach for their support and understanding of the position.
All entries will be refunded over the next few days.
Congratulations to Emily Currie, Jen Pendlebury, Ben Skinner and Ben Howey on their selection for to the Surfing England Longboard Team for the forthcoming ISA World Titles in Hainan China in January 2018 .
At present it’s “self funding “ so any help with sponsors would be greatly appreciated please contact Minnow Green / Bob Freshwater (management team ) for any financial assistance,
Thanks Minnow Green
Surfing England & The British Longboard Union unite in search of World Championship success
Surfing England and the British Longboard Union today announce a collaborative relationship to ensure the successful delivery of Team England Longboard at the 2018 ISA World Longboard Surfing Championships.
Following the International Surfing Associations announcement on 13th September that the event will run following its break since 2013, the event is confirmed for Wanning in China from 19th -25th January. Since the announcement the bodies have pooled their resources to deliver a provisional Team England squad from which two men and two women will be selected, the provisional squad and selection policies can be viewed below.