The idea of the Surf School Alliance, was born in June 2002, when we realised that - in contrast to a lot of other sports - there was no organisation in Wales & around Europe and other areas in the world representing the Surf Schools, Surfing Camps, Paddle Boarding Centres, Clubs & Coaches. After months of research & decades of developing ISA Surf & Sup coaches throughout the globe, preparation and negotiations the SSA was finally founded in March 2015
The first Surf Camps, Schools and Clubs joined in, and slowly but steadily the number started to grow. With the establishment of the SSA & with the framework of the EU project, as a premium membership for Surfing & Paddle Boarding coaches schools, clubs with the commitment of going green & a new milestone has been set! We work closely with the ISA & the National & international NGB ( National Governing Bodies) also work with activity providers for The National Trust & local councils throughout Wales the UK & worldwide, liaise with AALA ( The Adventure Activities Licensing Association) & some of the top surfing brands, We are working towards a brighter surfing future.
The SSA is a union of surfing schools and organizations involved in teaching and training surfing & Paddle Boarding worldwide, that are interested in the practice, development and promotion of surfing & paddle boarding in terms of the definition of the I.S.A & the National & international NGB ( National Governing Bodies) It is a non-profit organization whose purpose is the representation of its affiliated members, their coordination and the protection of their interests.
Another purpose of the SSA is to practice, develop and promote surfing & paddle boarding as an activity shaped through the immediate contact to nature and the dependency on ecological conditions in a way that places emphasis on social, political and environmental awareness.
For further infos and details please download the SSA Constitution.