The international calendar of events is back so we have outlined our current selection criteria and process, which will involve results from three UK events. Read on to find out more.
There are two international events requiring team selection in SUP surf, race and prone paddle board disciplines.:
- 2022 ESF EUROSUP Hvide Sande Denmark – August 27 to Sept 3 2022
- ISA World SUP and paddleboard Championship- San Juan Puerto Rico – 28th Oct – 6 Nov 2022
The following document will outline the process involved and clearly define selection criteria. Moving in a more positive drive to enable broader inclusion at selection events BSUPA are collaborating with GB National SUP Clubs Series organisers, and Surfing England. Selection will be a multi venue selection process relevant to each discipline, surf and the race board disciplines of sprint, technical and distance (this includes prone and SUP). Board size selection will be from 14 ft class.
World and European team technical, Sprint and distance selection will be based upon results from:
- 1 May Cardiff – Distance /Sprints
- 10 July Carbis Bay – Celtic Cup 10th – Ocean Technical
- 25/26 June Fistral SUP SURF – SUP Surf
- Paddlers must be in a position to self-finance entry and travel to each event. It is important to be aware that International competition is an expensive affair, while BSUPA contribute toward an individual entry at World level, any subsequent races are at the cost of the individual, this excludes the team relay.
- Paddlers must provide proof of travel insurance prior to departure, absence of evidence will preclude travel with the team to the event.
- Team members, in the absence of a team manager, must be self-regulating and organise relevant logistics e.g. travel accommodation etc.
- Athletes must be English residents and not have competed for another Nation in the previous 12 months. English nationality is defined by Surfing England / ISA.
Both World and European selection will be based upon a first across the line/ process, in both the distance and technical disciplines and sprint. This will be the same for SUP Surf in male and female categories.
In addition, BSUPA collaborates with Surfing England in the management of the national team, who is the only body recognised by the ISA given access to World level competition. Therefore, team members must hold current BSUPA membership to be eligible to enter the World championships and a Surfing England Membership.
Team Selection results will be posted on BSUPA, GBSUP, Surfing England websites and social media.
Riders wishing to be part of either team will be required to fill and return the form to Surfing England Head Office –TEAM ENGLAND (SUP/Prone) 2022 using the following email [email protected]
Surfing England will appoint Team Managers.
Document Consultation Process
The ultimate objective of this document is to ensure selection of the strongest possible team and the continued progression of the sport. In order to achieve the greatest parity for the greatest number of people the final iteration of the document is the result of multiple informal discussions across a broad spectrum of stake holders.
- Simon Bassett – BSUPA Chairman
- Ben Powis – Surf England
- Tina Beresford – Surf England
- Sam Rutt – GBSUP
- Glenn Elderidge – independent SUP Racer /Expert