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European Surfing Championships CISF team head to Bore Beach, Norway

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As the Channel Islands Junior team return from Japan the CISF Senior Team head off for the Senior European Surfing Championships to be held at Bore Beach, Norway from 7th Oct-16th Oct.

The team itself has a blend of experience and youth with all surfers having competed at European, British National and International level.

This is a new location for the Europeans but the team are excited and ready to face whatever is put in front of them. With the increased activity of the Northern Atlantic over the last week the team should expect some decent surf.

For all information please visit the European Surfing Federation Website http://www.eurosurfing.org and follow on facebook Channel Islands Surf Page

CISF TEAM

Men’s Open
From Guernsey – Will De Garis and Jake Warr
From Jersey – Gus Brewer

Ladies Open
From Jersey – Laurie McGregor and Charlotte Bayliss

Men’s Longboard
From Jersey – Matt Tweedie

Men’s Bodyboard
From Jersey – Dave Speller

Ladies Bodyboard
From Jersey – Gabs Taylor

Manager
Colin Crowther

Assistant Manager
Clint (Radius) Loake

Logistics
John Harvey

CI Judge
George Solh

The team would like to thank the Jersey Surfboard Club and the Jersey Longboard Riders Association for the financial support they have provided the team, Breda, Madhatter Surf Shop and a special shout out for Jake Powell for supporting the team with funds from the RumbleTree white collar boxing event held at the Watersplash in August

Tom & Louis in Japan for ISA World Junior Champs!!!

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Local boys Tom & Louis are in the CISF Juniors Team for the 2017 ISA World Junior Championships.

Hyuga, Japan, September 20, 2017 – The world’s best junior surfers are set to gather in Japan to represent their nations and go for Gold at the 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Hyuga from September 23 – October


The CISF Junior team.


This is a historic event for Guernsey and CI surfing with the first ever CI team to compete at a world junior championship event! Get behind these guys and show them your support.


For updates and to wish them luck, follow on Facebook (links below):

Guernsey Surf Club on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GuernseySurfClub/
CISF Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CISURF/

Watch LIVE: The ISA World Championship will be streamed live on www.isaworlds.com from September 23 – October 1. 

Fans will also be able to watch the live webcast on the ISA’s Facebook page, International Surfing Association.           

See more http://isaworlds.com/juniors/2017/en/teams/ and click on Channel Islands. 

10 Things You Need to Know about the 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship

Here are the ten things you need to know about the upcoming competition:

1. The Olympics

With Olympic Surfing set to make its debut in Japan at the Tokyo 2020 Games, the 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship will serve as a precursor to the high-performance Surfing that will be experienced in 2020. The event, which has proven to be an indicator who will become the future stars of the sport, will provide a preview of the potential future Olympians who could represent their countries at the Games in three years’ time.

2. The Records

Riding the Olympic wave of momentum that has allowed Surfing to penetrate new non-traditional markets around the world, the 2016 edition of the event made history as the largest to date with 347 surfers from 39 countries. The 2017 edition is expected to exceed these numbers, featuring more than 40 nations and leading to another record-breaking edition of the event.

3. The Rise of Team Japan

Team Japan made history in the 2016 edition of the event, earning the overall Team Copper Medal, their first-ever ISA junior team medal. The Japanese will return four surfers from their 2016 squad with the aim to win another team medal for the local crowd in Japan.

4. Watch the Event Live

The ISA World Championship will be streamed live on www.isaworlds.com from September 23 – October 1. Visit the official event website for results, photos, videos and news pertaining to the competition.

Fans will also be able to watch the live webcast on the ISA’s Facebook page, International Surfing Association.           

5. VISSLA – The Title Sponsor

This year’s competition marks the fourth consecutive year that VISSLA has supported the World Championship as the title sponsor, bringing their youthful, unique energy to the world’s largest junior surfing competition.

Vissla is a brand that represents creative freedom, a forward-thinking philosophy, and a generation of creators and innovators. They embrace the modern do-it-yourself attitude within surf culture, performance surfing, and craftsmanship. This is a surf-everything and ride-anything mentality.

6. The World Champions

 The 2017 edition will feature two teams that are fielding two past ISA Junior World Champions each. Hawaii will bring Summer Macedo (2015) and Brissa Hennessy (2016) and France will bring Leo-Paul Etienne (2014) and Thomas Debierre (2016).

The 2016 Gold Medalists are as follows:
U16 Girls – Caroline Marks (USA)
U16 Boys – Thomas Debierre (FRA)
U18 Girls – Brisa Hennessy (HAW)
U18 Boys – Weslley Dantas (BRA)
ISA Aloha Cup – Hawaii
Team World Championship – France

7. The History

The 2017 VISSLA ISA World Surfing Junior Championship will be the first time the ISA has held an event in Japan in over 27 years. The last time an ISA World Championship took place in the ‘land of the rising sun’ was when the 1990 ISA World Surfing Games graced the shores of Miyazaki and Niijima featuring future stars of the sport such as Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, and Taylor Knox.

Historically, the ISA has served as a glimpse into the future stars of the sport. Past ISA World Junior Champions include the 2014 WSL Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA, 2010), Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW, 2014, 2013), Filipe Toledo (BRA, 2011), Tyler Wright (AUS, 2010, 2009), Alejo Muniz (BRA, 2008), Laura Enever (AUS, 2008), Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS, 2007), Julian Wilson (AUS, 2006), Owen Wright (AUS, 2006), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS, 2005, 2004), Matt Wilkinson (AUS, 2004), Jordy Smith (RSA, 2003) and Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA, 2015).

8. Social Media

The ISA will be posting live updates, photos and videos from the competition on social media. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat and don’t forget use the official hashtags #ISAworlds and #VISSLAISAworldjuniors.

Facebook:International Surfing Association (@ISAsurfing)
Instagram:@ISAsurfing
Twitter:@ISAsurfing
Snapchat: @ISA_Surfing
Youtube:@ISAsurfing

9. The Schedule

September 23: Opening Ceremony, Hyuga, Japan
September 23: Start of competition following Opening Ceremony at Okuragahama Beach
September 24: – October 1: Competition
October 1:  Closing Ceremony, Okuragahama Beach

10. The Mission

Recognized by the IOC as the world governing body for Surfing, the ISA’s mission is to create a better world through Surfing. This is accomplished through annual World Championships, membership development, educational programs, scholarship distribution and working towards Surfing’s inclusion in the Olympic Games.

 

 

Jake in Morocco

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We got sent these photos of Jake Warr in Morocco recently by an Australian named Mark Denny who is currently living in Sweden, here was what he wrote: “Hi !! I met a guy from Guernsey last week in Taghazout, Morocco. I’ve attached a few photos in the link that I managed to get of him although they really don’t do him any justice at all. He was fearless all week. Taking off deep and late and absolutely ripping. I didn’t catch his name but remember that he said he was a plumber. Anyway, maybe you know him and if you do please send the link on to him.”

Good work Jakey and thanks for the pics Mark.

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Canary caverns

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Lanzarote-based Guernsey lad Ollie Horton dropped us a line recently to tell us about a new set of images he’d posted on his blog. The photos are all here but make sure you head over to Ollie’s site (click here) for more detailed info and GoPro video footage. And remember if you have any pics from any surf trips you’ve been on and you’re happy to share them with us please send them in via the contact page.

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Kev and Josh hit the Maldives

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Here’s a few shots from Kev Hinshaw and Josh Sexton’s recent trip to the Maldives. According to Kev it pumped  pretty much the whole time (as it has nearly all season this year in the Maldives). Unfortunately Kev wasn’t available to comment on the pics because he is off on another trip to Fuerteventura… living the dream! If any of you have any pics from recent trips please send them through to us and we will post them on the site.

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UniSURFITY

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Many of you will know Jez Browning and his brother Nathan and father Richard, all cornerstones of the Guernsey surfing community. Jez moved to Portugal many years ago where he has worked as a surf coach before focusing on surf related boot camps, honing other surfers skills in waves of consequence. The first Bootcamp was back in 2009. The formula worked and since then they have been in great demand and have gone from strength to strength. Due to their success Jez was given the accolade of ASI level 4 Master surf coach. This is the highest surfing recognition you can get in the industry to date with only 6 others in the world that hold it. He also helps train and assess budding surf instructors.

Jez is always keen to get Guernsey surfers on his trips and with the Peniche in Portugal and then the Maldives coming up soon you’re guaranteed to get great waves and great advice. So if you’re keen to improve your surfing or just get some of the best waves of your life check out the newsletter or visit the UniSURFITY website