A wave of success - Wales is officially a surf nation

The Welsh Surfing Federation is now recognised as a national body for world competitions. Credit: WSF

It's official - Wales is now a surfing nation!

After 40 years The Welsh Surfing Federation has achieved its goal to be recognised and represented as a surfing country at world level.

“Despite being the UK’s smallest nation, the Welsh are big on surf and their passion for the sport will continue to increase the status of the ISA as well as boost surfing’s status for all of Europe," said International Surf ing Association President, Fernando Aguerre.

Membership means greater opportunities for Welsh surfers to compete on the world stage and to represent their country across all wave riding disciplines.

The WSF next goals are a state of the art headquarters and a centre for surfing excellencefor surfing in Wales.