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Surfing The World
April 02
15:08 2017

 

For the first time Fijian surfers will take on the world’s powerhouse nations

The Fiji Surfing Association (FSA) will be conducting their Level 2 Surf Riding Coaching Course next weekend, (April 8-9) at Beach House on the Coral Coast.

The course is designed to upskill the Level 1 surf riding coaches and assist the development of their coaching to the intermediate/advanced level. Topics will include technique analysis using a variety of methods along with understanding the judging criteria.

Recently, FSA acknowledged the training and skills of Romeo McKellar who completed his Level 2 accreditation. Romeo is a tireless worker for the FSA. You’ll see Romeo coaching advanced and beginner squads, training Level 1 coaches and head judging at the FSA surfing events. His input into surfing in Fiji is massive and the FSA was happy to recognise this milestone of being the first accredited Level 2 Surfriding coach in Fiji.

 

TAKING WORLD’S BEST
The FSA is striving to send an Open team to this year’s ISA World Open Surfing titles in Biarritz, France, in May.

Surfers Tevita Gukilau, Lesi Navuwai, Inia Nakalevu and Che Slatter will represent Fiji.

Home Team France and surfing super-power Brazil have announced some of surfing’s top professional talent to represent their nations and compete for Gold at the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games in Biarritz, France.

Brazil’s Miguel Pupo and Wiggolly Dantas and France’s Jeremy Flores, the 2009 ISA World Surfing Games gold medallist, and top ranked pro Johanne Defay have confirmed their participation on their national surfing teams, set to vie for the honour of being crowned World Champion from May 20-28 at Biarritz’s iconic break of Grande Plage.

For the first time in history a Fiji Open team will surf off against all the powerhouse surfing nations and we are confident that the Fijian team will do the country proud.
To donate please go to ‘Let’s help these guys get to France on the FSA Facebook page’.

 

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Let’s Get Our Boys To France

For the first time in history, four of our favourite (and best) Fijian surfers have been selected to make the International team to compete in the ISA World Titles in Biarritz, France in May.
As most of you know this is a developing country, and whilst all 4 competitors have jobs (local surf guides, and our favourite staff at Cardo’s Steakhouse) they are going to need all the help they can get from all their foreign friends and customers who know and love them so well.
This is a FSA/ ISA endorsed event (Fiji Surfing Association & International Surfing Association) but there is a shortfall in what the Government will support for a fairly new sporting endeavour over here.  The team consists of three members of the Wailoaloa Boardriders, Tevita Gukilau (who is also Fiji’s #1 Surfer, Che Slatter and Inia Nakalevu, as well as a 4th surfer, currently the country’s #2, Lesi Navuwai from the Coral Coast Boardriders.
Most of the time these guys compete on borrowed or donated second hand boards, so we know that getting our boys to France is a biiiiig ask, but we would ask you to DIG DEEP and return some of that “BULA” Fijian hospitality back their way that they have extended to you on your stays here.  I can’t tell you how excited they are to be competing on a world stage to represent their island home!  Any donation you can make, large or small would be truly appreciated by some of your favourite Fijians. We require the funds by May 1, so please help support these guys. #BULABIARRITZ … Help spread the word!

 

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