Becoming a member of the Guernsey Surf Club not only provides you with the legally required 3rd party insurance but also entitles you to enter all local and Channel Island contests and participate in the clubs social events.
The Guernsey Surf Club (GSC), The Jersey Surfboard Club (JSC) and the Jersey Longboard Riders Association (JLRA), with a combined membership of around 750, have joined forces under the CI Surfing Federation (CISF) to provide a specially negotiated insurance cover for their members. Until recently the GSC and JSC membership subscriptions have included the payment of a premium to Surfing GB (previously British Surfing Association) to gain cover for any claim made against a surfer whilst surfing in the Channel Islands or British waters. Going forward fully paid up members of all three local clubs will enjoy benefits listed below.
To join the club or renew your membership use the new online payments form below or download and print a copy of the membership form and send it together with the relevant amount to Tim Le Compte at the address stated on the form.
To join the club just download our membership form and send it together with the relevant amount to Tim Le Compte at the address stated on the form or use the form below to pay online.Download membership form
Guernsey Surf Club Membership
Including Third Party Insurance (Excess £500)
Cover within the territorial waters of the Channel Islands, Great Britain, and now includes Ireland and France.
The policy indemnifies the insured member for damages and legal costs arising out of third party loss, injury or damage in connection with surfing.
A limit of £5,000,000 per single claim • The person who is riding the surf board is covered, and not the board.
£500 per claim policy excess.
The policy covers the period from 01 May 2017 until 30 April 2018.
"“The CISF was formed a few years ago to encourage greater co-operation and competitiveness between surfers of our respective Islands. These arrangements are a step closer in fulfilling that dream and should open up other mutually beneficial opportunities. For example, other local surf clubs may decide to participate.”"− Kevin Hinshaw, President, GSC
"“These exclusive terms could not be matched by our previous arrangements. It’s also good to see Channel Islands based surf clubs working together for the benefit of our combined memberships. Importantly, we are concerned at the number of uninsured surfers in the water. This year promises to be even busier with larger craft such as Stand Up Paddle Boards joining other surfers. The JSC encourage everyone to read the rules of etiquette on the website and become insured members.”"− Arlene Maltman, President, JSC
"“Surfing safely is of paramount importance. Also, insurance cover is a legal requirement for a surfer in Jersey (And Guernsey) waters, so this enhanced policy is a ‘must have’ for all local surfers”."− Jeremy Oxenden, President, JLRA