Championship 201807. – 12. OCTOBER 2018, Loredo, Spain
The Swiss Surfing Championship is the official national competition in surfing. The best surfers qualify for the Swiss Surfing Team 2018! General Information and competition rules can be found in the SSA Competition Rules.
VIDEO SSC 2018
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Swiss Surfing Championship?
The Swiss Surfing Championship (SSC) is a get together of persons who love to surf and compete for the qualification places to get in the Swiss Surfing Team.
A competition? I only surf 4 weeks a year in my vacations, do I have chance?
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. So no matter how good or bad you are, come over and enjoy a wonderful week surfing with new 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 SSA or another Swiss Surfing club. Also foreigners living in Switzerland are allowed to compete in the “Expression Session”. There is no Ranking in this division and results are not taking into account for Swiss Surfing Team.
How is the format?
We have 2 divisions that get on for sure: Surf Open and Surf Ladies. Depending on interest, we can make a 3rd or even a 4th division 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?
Please get in contact with our Partner for 2018 “Latas Surf House”. You will stay at the Wolfhouse (2 min from the Latas Surf House). The Wolfhouse will be our HQ and besides riders meeting and general assembly will be held here. Please mention you are participating at the Swiss Surfing Championship to get our special rates: One Week from Saturday – Saturday = 250€ including 7 x breakfast, Lunch and Dinner + 1 BBQ incl. in a Dorm and 300€ in double Room (pp).“
Do I need a car?
It is definitely easier to move around with a car (as everywhere in Spain), but it is not required.
I am planing to come in a group, is it a problem?
No, we have resources for a lot of competitors. Our professional Judges from “Federacion cantabria de surf” have good eyes and won´t miss any wave you are taking 🙂
Are there any activities beside surfing?
Yes, depending on completion days, we will have some alternative activities.
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 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 won´t take pictures for your use. Please don´t bother them asking to give you a picture where you are doing a rodeo 360 :P. SSA needs photos so we can pass it to the press and our sponsors for their use.
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.
What kind of people are coming?
Students, passionated Globe Trotters, Swiss living abroad… Basically a bunch of people with a lot of different life experiences that are worth to meet. What is your passion beside surfing?
Are there any prizes I can win?
Yes, even a trophy 🙂 Our sponsor 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 #Vanlife , 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you still have questions. He normally answers the E-Mails quite fast 🙂