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7. October 2016

IT’S HERE!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! A new website is always a new start. After restructuring the board of the SSA and the member structures, this is another big step of our ongoing reorganisation process...

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1. June 2016

2016 SWISS SUP CHAMPIONSHIP

The Association Swiss Stand UP Paddle (ASSUP.CH) & the Club Nautique Pully (CNP) presents the 6th Swiss SUP championships taking place Saturday June 25th 2016 at the Port of Pully on Lake Geneva in the canton de Vaud....

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ABOUT SSA

The Swiss Surfing Association (SSA), founded in 1992, represents the sport of surfing in Switzerland on a national and international level.

Every year, the best surfers compete at the Swiss Surfing Championships held in Spain. This event is not only intended for competitive surfers but also brings together the Swiss surfing community. The Swiss Surfing Champions (male and female) and some of the best Swiss surfers form the Swiss Surfing Team which represents Switzerland at international surfing competitions such as the ISA World Surfing Games and the ISA World Junior Surfing Games.



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The Swiss Surfing Association (SSA), founded in 1992, represents and promotes the sport of surfing in Switzerland on a national and international level.

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The SSA represents and promotes the sport in Switzerland and we see ourselves as an information platform and a pool of expertise for surfers and surfing in Switzerland!

Furthermore we cooperate with all the other stakeholders in the sport and representate the interests of our members and the Swiss Surfing community.

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FAQs

Fequently Asked Questions.
Here are some common questions about Swiss Surfing Association

I am operating a surf camp - how do I collaborate with the SSA (offer SSA-members a discount, get a link on the SSA homepage...)?

First of all, thank you for your interest in working with the SSA! Since recommending a surf camp to our members (providing a discount indirectly implies a recommendation) would require us to check the surf camp in many aspects (quality, price, location, staff, level of surf coaching…), the SSA board decided in 2014 not to directly work with individual surf camps. This allows us to focus our resources on our core tasks. We do, however, collaborate with the Swiss surf-travel company suddenrush.com who have been in the business for many years and are a major and well-trusted player in the Swiss market. Please contact them directly via info@suddenrush.com with your request.

Where can I go surfing in Switzerland?

There are actually several possibilities to go Surfing in Switzerland. One time a year, the SSA is hosting the Swiss Wavepool Jam on an artificial wave. Furthermore, you can go Surfing on many river waves in Switzerland. Last but not least there are several ongoing projects with the aim to build standing riverwaves and/or wavegardens in Switzerland within the next years. We will be happy to answer all your questions if you want to have more information about these events and surfing possibilities in Switzerland.

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Does the SSA host events in Switzerland? When's the next one?

Yes, the SSA is hosting the Swiss Wavepool Jam once a year. Further information about events can be found on our website: www.waveriding.ch

How can I join the SSA? What will I get as an active member?

Possibilities to join the SSA

  • Join the SSA directly as an active member with the right to participate at all our events
  • Join one of the local associations (such as: WaveUp, Flusswelle Luzern, Flusswelle Bern, Surfers Solothurn, Association Romande de Surf, etc.) and upgrade your local membership on a national basis so you will automatically be an active member of the SSA for a discounted fee.
  • IMPORTANT: As a member of a local (Swiss/Surf related) association you will automatically be registered as Basic Member of Swiss Surfing*

Active membership

Rights

  • You can participate actively in the Association with your vote at the annual general assembly.
  • You can participate at the Swiss Surfing Championships (subject to rules of competition) and other special events of the SSA

Benefits

  • Receive our cool and exclusive member goody!
  • Receive a 3% discount on all direct bookings with suddenrush.ch!
  • Free 2 year registration at swap and surf! (2 x 60 EUR for free)
  • Get a free leash or nose guard with the purchase of a surfboard at Forceline Surfshop!
  • Get personal invitations to our events!
  • Receive our newsletter with info about the Swiss surfing happenings!
  • You will be supporting the sport of surfing in Switzerland and helping to strengthen our interests!

Basic membership

Rights

  • You can participate actively in the Association with your vote at the annual general assembly.

Benefits

  • Receive our newsletter with info about the Swiss surfing happenings!
  • Get a free leash or nose guard with the purchase of a surfboard at Forceline Surfshop!
  • Free 2 year registration at swap and surf! (2 x 60 EUR for free)
  • Get personal invitations to our events!
  • You will be supporting the sport of surfing in Switzerland and helping to strengthen our interests!

Corporate membership

If you have a business that is interested in or related to the surf industry you can apply as a corporate member. Please contact us directly for information about corporate membership. Contact: info@waveriding.ch

Association membership

If you are an association interested in or related to surfing you can apply as an association member. Please contact us directly for information about association membership. Contact: info@waveriding.ch

How can I be part of the Swiss Surfing Team?

Ranking & Qualification Swiss Surfing Team

The qualification for the Swiss Surfing Team is based on one standard ranking. This ranking will be based on the sum of the accumulated results (points) over the last 3 years. The main goal with this new qualification process is to reward continuity. The distributed points for the ranks remain the same.

The qualification for the Swiss Surfing Team, which represents Switzerland in international competitions, consists of 4 slots for the division Surf Open (incl. 1 wildcard*) and 2 slots for the division Surf Ladies (incl. 1 wildcard).

The two best riders in the division Surf Open at the Swiss Surfing Championship will automatically be qualified for the Swiss Surfing Team. This procedure applies max. until rank 5 in the mentioned division if one of the first two riders is unable to be part of the new team. The first two slots will automatically be transformed to wildcards if none of the first 5 riders are able to be part of the Swiss Surfing Team. The 3rd slot in the team will be awarded to the surfer with the highest overall ranking (according to the new rules, see above).

The first place at the division Surf Ladies at the Swiss Surfing Championship is automatically qualified for the new team. As for Surf Open, this procedure also applies max. until rank 5 in the mentioned division if the first rider is unable to take part of the new team. The 2nd slot in the division Surf Ladies will be handled as a wildcard.

*Wildcard qualifications are selected by the Swiss Surfing Association board without any say!

I am not a good surfer. Should I still compete at the Swiss Surfing Championship?

Everybody has a chance. But the competition is not just the main focus of the event. Meeting people and having a good time is part of the competition as well. No matter your level of surfing, come over and enjoy a wonderful week surfing with new friends!

I want to help the SSA at events or even become part of the organisation. What do I have to do?

There are currently 7 active members in the executive board and 3 members in the head office. We are always looking for motivated and talented people so if you want to join the SSA and help the organisation, let us know! (info@waveriding.ch)

I want to go surfing in October somewhere in Europe. Can you recommend a particular location and surfcamp?

Refer to the answer of the first Question and contact info@suddenrush.com

I want to write an article about Swiss Surfing. Whom do I have to contact?

We will do our outmost to answer all your questions accordingly, please write an email to info@waveriding.ch

I am writing a thesis (Matura, Bachelor, Master) about Swiss Surfing. Can you help me out with providing information?

We have already given our support for many dissertations around Surfing in Switzerland. Please send all your requests to info@waveriding.ch and we will do our outmost to help and answer all your questions.

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