About Selection for Elite Team
For 2023, Elite category surfers will have to show results to be officially selected in the Swiss Surfing Team, category Open.
You must enter in one of the criteria below:
A-Level selection criteria
- One Challenger series event, passing one round 1, during a calendar year.
- One competition WQS event, passing one round of 64, during a calendar year.
- Three different WQS events, passing three main round 1, during a calendar year.
→ Directly selected in the Swiss team for Year+1
B-Level selection criteria
- In WQS competition, passing two main round 1, during a calendar year.
- In a previous ISA event, passing a repechage round 1, during a calendar year.
→ Selection after study on profile by Swiss Surfing performance committee, for a potential selection in the Swiss team for Year+1
Swiss Surfing Elite Team:
A minimum of three WQS event per year is asked. National tour within the country of residence or any other competition is a plus.
Team selection for international events
All athletes from the Swiss Surfing Elite Team can be selected to the WSG and EUROSURF. The selected athletes are obliged to do competition in the previous and/or present year as explained above -selection for Elite- and match with one of those points.
Swiss Surfing will select the surfers accordingly to point -selection for Elite- above.
This selection is done by results, training commitment, surfing skills and motivation.
Weighing the results is at the discretion of the selection committee of Swiss Surfing: this will be done by looking at the level of competition difficulty and its participants, as well as looking at the points system applied.
If a close call is reality, we will look at heat results.
Finally, we look at the last competed ISA WSG events.
The decision will be made by the selection committee, namely:
Head of Competitive Sport: Marco Bruni
Technical director & team manager: Ludovic Lossky
We reserve the right to not select an athlete that will disregard the ethic Charta of Swiss Olympic and/or ISA. Disrespectful behavior towards Swiss Surfing or other interferences and non- sportive actions of any kind questioning a representation of Swiss Surfing at an international event will not be accepted.
A-Level & B-Level:
The Swiss Surfing’s accommodation and travel allowance are not defined and depend on the total annual budget. However, Swiss Surfing will try to take as much as expenses as possible.