Bristol Stop-off on Road to California for English Adaptive Surfing Team
Team England Head to The Wave for Training Session Ahead of 2021 ISA World Para Surfing Championships
The best adaptive surfers in England will meet up at The Wave in Bristol this Friday 19th November, for some final training in advance of the upcoming ISA World Para Surfing Championships in California.
The members of Team England Adaptive have been selected to represent their country at the games and hopes are high for some great performances from this year’s talented team of athletes. The training day this Friday will be a chance for the team to meet up and hone their skills on some reliable and consistent waves!
The contest, held at Pismo Beach in California, will see the World’s best para surfers come together from 4-11th December for a week of fierce surf competition. They will compete in individual divisions, whilst also collecting points for their country’s total, with those top spots and Champion titles their ultimate ambition.
The women’s team of surfers consist of Zoe Smith, Charlotte Banfield, Tasha Davies, Hannah Dines and Melissa Reid, and the men’s team consists of Pegleg Bennett, Martin Pollock, Spike Kane, and David Lewis.
The World Championships is the major event showcasing para-surfing to a global audience. It is an essential step on the journey for surfing to become part of the Paralympics – something that both Surfing England and The Wave are driving for.
The Wave has partnered with Surfing England, the sport’s National Governing Body, to help make the team’s journey to the World Championships possible as part of its commitment to the UK’s adaptive surfing community. The inland surfing destination was built on a vision of making surfing accessible to all – regardless of ability – and has supported the adaptive team for a number of years.
Updates of the Team’s progressions will be shared onto social media during the course of the event, so make sure you follow @SurfingEngland for the latest!