Swiss Surfing

Championship 2019

06. – 11. OCTOBER 2019, Loredo, Spain

The Swiss Surfing Championship is the official national competition in surfing. General Information and competition rules can be found in the SSA Competition Rules.

SCHEDULE

04. OCTOBER
24.00

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

05. & 06. OCTOBER
17.00 – 19.00

CHECK-IN FOR COMPETITION
@ TBD

06. OCTOBER
19.00

RIDERSMEETING
@ TBD

07. – 11. OCTOBER
exact time to be determined

COMPETITION
@ PLAYA DE SOMO

TBD
exact time to be determined

PRICE GIVING CEREMONY & NIGHT OF THE CHAMPS
@ TBD

DIVISIONS

  • Main (minimum of 4 inscriptions)
    • Surf Men
    • Surf Ladies
    • Junior Boys
    • Junior Girls
    • Longboard
    • SUP
  • Other Divisions (minimum of 8 inscriptions)
    • Expression Session
    • Master
    • Others (e.g. Bodyboard, Seniors)

PRICES

For the best Swiss surfers, trophys and item prices are awaiting – thanks to our generous sponsors!

REQUIREMENTS

  • Swiss nationality (except Expression Session)
  • Acceptance of the SSA Competition Rules
  • Insurance has to be covered by the participants
  • Minors (age < 18) have to be accompanied by their parents or another adult supervisor
  • SUP participants must be members of ASSUP

REGISTRATION

Final deadline for registration is Friday, 4 october (online registration). Places are limited and given on a first come – first served basis.

SPONSORS

  • MAIN SPONSOR
  • Media Partner

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Swiss Surfing Championship?

The Swiss Surfing Championship (SSC) is a get together of people who love to surf. It is held annually where surfers from all levels can compete. 

A competition? I only surf 4 weeks a year in my vacations, do I have chance?

Everybody has a chance. Even if the competition is the main focus of the event, meeting people and having a good time is inevitable. So no matter how good or bad you are, come to the SSC and enjoy a wonderful week surfing with new and old friends!

Who can compete?

Every Swiss passport holder (don´t forget your passport or ID) is allowed to compete. The only other requirement is to be either a member of the SSA or another Swiss Surfing club.

Foreign passport holders living in Switzerland are also allowed to compete in separate division, the “Expression Session”.

How is the format?

We have 4 main divisions that are held no matter the amount of surfers: Surf Men, Surf Ladies, Junior Boys, Junior Girls. Other divisions are held depending on interest, such as Longboard, Masters, etc. Competition rules can be read in the SSA Competition Rules.

Do I need any equipment?
Yes, bring your Surfboard and Wetsuit. If you don ́t own one, you can rent the stuff at any shop in Somo. Unfortunately, we don’t have any special deal this year.
How do I get to Santander / Somo Beach
We don´t offer any transfer. Please organize your travel on your own. There are different groups in Facebook such as “Mitsurfgelegenheit” and others to get a cheap transfer to Spain. Kindly look at the different flight search engines if you want to travel by plane.
Where do I sleep?

We are happy to offer you the following deal with our local partners, which you can book directly through them:

LATAS:

LATAS SURF HOUSE
One Week from Saturday – Saturday = 250€ including 7 x breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in a Dorm and 300€ in double Room (pp)

LATAS LODGE (old FIN House)
One Week from Saturday – Saturday = 300€ including 7 x breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in in double Room (pp); Double room for individual use = 350€ (pp)

LOREDO HOUSE
One Week from Saturday – Saturday = 250€ including 7 x breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in a Dorm and 300€ in double/triple Room (pp)

Info: https://www.latassurf.com/ 
Booking: info@latassurfhouse.com 

PLEA:

PLEA BEACH HOUSE
One Week from Saturday – Saturday = 292€ including 7 x breakfast and Dinner in a 16 ppl Dorm and 339€ in a 4 ppl Dorm (pp)
Info: https://www.plea.es/en 
Booking: https://www.plea.es/en/reservations 

Please mention you are participating at the Swiss Surfing Championship to get our special rates. Please indicate “SSC Deal” in the email’s subject.

Do I need a car?

The beach is reachable by foot, thus no car is required. Nonetheless, since the champs are held in Spain, it is definitely easier to move around with a car.

I am planing to come in a group, is it a problem?

It is not a problem. It is appreciated to bring friends and family. Everyone can profit from the accommodation deal. You can also rent out a house on your own or camp in your van in the near vicinity. It’s always good to have a cheering crowd.

Are there any activities beside surfing?

Yes, depending on the swell and weather there will be a lay day or two, where other activities such as a beach cleanup, beach volley or an excursion to a close-by attraction can be organized.

What happens if I get injured? Do I get medical assistance?
We have a professional surf teacher at the beach which have to do a first aid course to get their license. Also our judges have a first aid course. Don´t worry, competition beach is a Beach break 🙂
What if the conditions are so bad, that we can´t compete on any day?

We have a competition frame of 5 days (Monday – Friday). Normally we need 2-3 days to get all through. The Contest director will decide day by day if the competition takes place or not. However, if 5 days are not surfable at all, we may cancel the competition and refund you the fees. But don´t worry, we never had to cancel the whole event, surf is quite consistence on this time of the year in Cantabria.

Are there any photographers taking action shots from me?

There will be photographers, but they will not take pictures for your personal use. Please do not bother them asking for a picture where you are doing a rodeo 360 :P. They are present to provide pictures for the use of the SSA only.

What will roughly cost me the week?

Hard to say. Depending where you are staying and how you are getting to Santander, you can plan with about 550€ for the week. Of course if you come with mates and share an apartment or a tent and cook your own food you can reduce costs.

Roughly 500 CHF. We provide an accommodation deal which you can find in “WHERE DO I SLEEP”. The only other costs are the costs getting to Santander. Of course if you come with mates and share an apartment or a tent and cook your own food you can further reduce costs.

What kind of people are coming?

Students, passionated globe trotters, families, Swiss living abroad… Basically a bunch of people with a lot of different life experiences that are worth to meet. What is your passion besides surfing?

Are there any prizes I can win?

Yes, even a trophy 🙂 Our sponsors and partners provide us with surf boards for the winners and a lot of other goodies, come and find out!

I am traveling with a Van, is there a possibility of using the shower at Latas?
You can use the shower at the nearby Swimming Pool / Gym at the „Polideportivo Ntra. Sra. de Latas“ for a small fee of 20€ p.P. for 7 days. Opening hours of the Gym / Swimming Pool is Monday – Saturday 09:00 – 14:00 / 16:00 – 21:30 and Sunday 09:00 – 14:00
I still have questions which are not mentioned above, who can respond these to me?
You can write Dario Müller at any time (dario.mueller@waveriding.ch) if you still have questions. He normally answers the E-Mails quite fast 🙂

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