The British Longboard Union 2017
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Longboard length criteria
"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."
The world’s best National Longboarding Teams will gather at the famed left point of Riyue Bay to represent their nations and go for Gold in this classic ISA discipline.
"England has a wealth of longboarder talent, and we can't wait to see them take on our rivals in China, it is sure to be a spectacle of the highest calibre" said British Longboard Union representative Bob Freshwater.
Information on the event can be found here: http://www.isasurf.org/events/isa-world-longboard-championship/
Team England Longboard management now enter a selection phase before announcing the surfers who will represent Team England on 17th October
Surfing England & The British Longboard Union unite in search of World Championship success
Surfing England and the British Longboard Union today announce a collaborative relationship to ensure the successful delivery of Team England Longboard at the 2018 ISA World Longboard Surfing Championships.
Following the International Surfing Associations announcement on 13th September that the event will run following its break since 2013, the event is confirmed for Wanning in China from 19th -25th January. Since the announcement the bodies have pooled their resources to deliver a provisional Team England squad from which two men and two women will be selected, the provisional squad and selection policies can be viewed below.
Christian Surfers have just published the results of their 10th anniversary of the Jesus Longboard Contest held last weekend.
Press release here...
Results can be seen here..