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."
2018 provisional contest schedule.
The first event will be the 2017 re run of The Stable Fistral Beach Longboard contest that was cancelled due to poor surf conditions.
Age divisions will for this event be deemed as of 1st January 2017
New date April 14th and 15th with reserve dates of April 28th and 29th.
2018 Event # 1; Saunton Sands May 12th and 13th with reserve May 19th and 20th
2018 Event# 2; Fistral Beach September 29 and 30 Reserve October 20th and 21st
ISA WORLD LONGBOARD CHAMPS FINAL UPDATE
Most of you will have been watching the regular Facebook posts from Phil Williams of Christian Surfers who volunteered to be the England Team Manager and who did an outstanding job of keeping us all informed on the teams progress.
The British Longboard Union is proud to have been involved with the team members over the years and sends congratulations and a big thank you to our Team England Longboard surfers, the volunteers, the supporters and the sponsors.
We’ve witnessed inspiring and professional performances at the 2018 International Surfing Association World Longboard Championships in China and we are so proud - All leading to a 5th place team finish, 5th for Ben Howey, 7th for Ben Skinner, 9th for Emily Currie and 25th for Jen Pendlebury. All results for our growing history books. We look forward to building from this amazing result and challenging for the medals in the years ahead.
The performances are also testament to the years of work by the British Longboard Union, with its platform for nurturing, supporting and developing longboarding - we invite any longboarders or anyone inspired to give it a go to get in touch with them, join the community and become a member.
Safe travels to the team and we hope they enjoy their final days in China.
Sponsors: The Wave, Tregenna Castle, dryrobe, Pacsafe, Tubestation Polzeath, Boardmasters, Korev Lager.
As many of you will know, the BLU are supporting Surfing England in providing a team to take part in the ISA World Longboard Championships in southern China scheduled for 17th Jan - 25th Jan.
The team consists of Jen Pendlebury, Emily Currie, Ben Skinner and Ben Howey. Team Manager is Phil Williams of Christian Surfers.
All of the team are self funding their trip and accommodation.
If you wish to help, please visit the BLU Facebook site
where they have GoFundMe projects set up for themselves plus raffles etc.
Please have a look and support the team to help offset their costs for what is an expensive trip.
Surfing England has a press release regarding the upcoming
World Longboard championships to be held in China in January.
You can read it here.