- 23 December 2010 | Surfing
Surfing Great Britain is the new National Governing Body (NGB) for surfing in Great Britain. The new institution will replace the British Surfing Association (BSA) and it is a completely new organization, not just the BSA under a different name.
The future of British surfing kicks of with a new executive board, as the BSA Ltd is insolvent. The fresh restart starts from 1 January 2011, under the Surfing GB brand, and it will work with the federations of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the Channel Islands to create a strong, efficient and dynamic national administrative structure for surfing.
The assets of the old BSA Ltd will be distributed to its creditors, which means that Surfing GB has to start from scratch with an empty bank account.
The memberships of the BSA that will expire in the end of the year must be renewed under Surfing GB. All memberships already paid to the BSA, and all benefits under those existing memberships, will continue to be provided through Surfing GB until their renewal date.
Surfing GB urges all British surfers to unite under the new governing body and to bring funding and investment into the sport.