The English Surfing Federation is a not for profit membership organisation run by surfers for surfers. It operates for the support & development of Surfing in England and proudly serves the sport of surfing and its membership of surfers, surf coaches, surf clubs and surf schools.
At the end of 2016 it merged with the British organising body for Surfing, Surfing GB, to enable it to achieve National Governing Body status for surfing to be accredited by Sport England, its goal ini 2017 is to achieve this.
Surfing GB was the successor to the British Surfing Association and operated from 2010-2016. In the six years of operation it delivered a professional service to surfers, surf coaches, surf schools and surf clubs, operated National events and Team GB, whilst supporting and promoting the sport with its committed and productive approach to serving British surfing.
The merger completion took place in December 2016 and in January 2017 the now unified, refreshed and restructured organisation launched publicly to serve and support English Surfing.
The organisation is recognised by the World governing body, the International Surfing Association, as well as the European Surfing Federation as the body for England.
Its primary purpose is to support and develop surfing in England. It does this through a number of ways but operates as a membership organisation offering service to surfers, affiliations to surf clubs, and accreditations to surf coaches and surf schools. At elite level it operates the annual English Surfing Championships and enters English national teams to International events. At grass roots level it supports surf clubs, helps break down barriers to surfing, educates on safety and etiquette, works to protect the environment and much more.