CEO Greg Cruse (non-voting) - email@example.comGreg is a life-long surfer who was on one of the original High School Surf Teams that was part of the genesis of the National Scholastic Surfing Association (Marina High School in Huntington Beach). He owned and ran a successful publishers representative firm from 1984 - 2011.
When his daughter showed a passion for surfing he helped coach her Shorecliffs Middle School Surf Team to two NSSA National titles in 2005 and 2006 and volunteered as a board member and consultant for the Western Surfing Association, helping to grow them by 500% since 2005. Greg, along with fellow board member Andrea Swayne, started and ran the popular Prime Series beginning in June of 2008, gifted it to Surfing America in 2009, and have continued to run it together since. He took the reins at Surfing America in June of 2011 and developed it to the point where the USA Junior Team won Gold in 2015 for the first time in history, and repeating in 2017 and 2020.
Greg worked closely with the International Surfing Association to reorganize Surfing America into USA Surfing, and in 2017 earned recognition by the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee as the National Governing Body for surfing in the United States. He looks forward to leading the USA Surf Team into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Other USA Surf Team accomplishments during his tenure include:
• 2020 ISA World Para Surfing Championships-Silver Medalists • 2018 & 2018 World Adaptive Surfing Championships – Gold Medalists • 2018 ISA World Junior Championships - Silver Medalists • 2018 ISA World Longboard Championships – Gold Medalists • 2015 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championships – Gold Medalists • 9 of top 36 Men on Professional Tour in last 5 years are USAS alumni • 8 of top 18 Women on Professional Tour in last 5 years are USAS alumnae
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USA Surfing is the United States Olympic Committee and ISA-recognized National Governing Body for Surfing in the United States. The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the World Governing Authority for Surfing, Stand Up Paddling, Prone Paddling, Bodyboarding, and Surfriding.