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."
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.