Two Florida teens take national surfing scene by storm, USA Today, July 9, 2018 Pensacola Beach might not have the most impressive and consistent waves, but local teens Taylor Green and Abigail Remke have made no excuses in their rise to becoming elite surfers with national exposure.
Elite adaptive surfers offer an ocean of possibilities – featuring USA Surfing board member Christiaan “Otter” Bailey, San Diego Union Tribune, June 29, 2018 For most of his life, Bailey, 37, has been a professional skateboarder and surfer. While filming tricks for a skate video in 2006, he damaged his spine and was paralyzed from the waist down. It wasn’t long before he was competing again as a wheelchair skater and adaptive surfer. Now captain of USA Surfing, Bailey said he’s thrilled to see how adaptive sports, particularly surfing, are being taught and celebrated in countries around the world. At many events like this week’s camp, he volunteers as a mentor to young athletes.
Brevard surfers part of USA Surfing teams, Florida Today, June 29, 2018 With the inclusion of surfing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the talent and enthusiasm for the sport has magnified — especially among younger competitors around the globe.
Courtney Conlogue On Representing Her Country at the 2020 Olympics, The Surf Channel, June 28, 2018 The Olympics for me is just such an amazing experience where so many sports are just respected. I think it is just such a great thing for surfing. Whether you believe it is a lifestyle or a sport – I came into it as a lifestyle and I love it as a sport. It is such a beautiful sport to watch and I think it is important to share it on the Olympic stage.
Texas Forever: America's Olympic Home Is Officially Waco, Stab magazine, June 27, 2018 With all the Nationalist flag-waving going down at the Founder's Cup this year, and with Olympic officials previously paying respectful visits to Lemoore, today's announcement from USA Surfing must have knocked some steam out of the KS Wave Co. engine.
US OLYMPIC SURF TEAM TO USE WACO AS TRAINING FACILITY, Surfer, June 27, 2018 Yesterday USA Surfing-”the IOC-and-USOC-recognized national governing body for the sport of surfing in the USA,” according to their website-made the announcement that the BSR Surf Resort wave pool in Waco Texas will serve as the training grounds for the 2018 World Junior Championship Surf Team and those selected to shred for the U.S. of A in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
USA Surfing to Hold Olympic Training at Waco Wave Pool,The Inertia, June 27, 2018 With two years to go until surfing’s historic debut on the Olympic stage, national teams hoping to make their mark are gearing up. Australia recently held a training camp at Kelly Slater Wave Company’s facility in Lemoore. China has recruited Australian champion Peter Townend to coach Tokyo hopefuls. And, in a recent announcement, USA Surfing explained Texas’ newest wave pool at BSR Cable Park in Waco will be its official Olympic training site.
USA Surfing will train for Tokyo 2020 at the BSR Surf Resort,Surfer Today, June 27, 2018 The BSR Surf Resort will be the official wave pool for training the US Olympic surf team. The decision was announced by USA Surfing, the national governing body for the sport of surfing in the United States of America.
Final’s Day, USA Surfing Champs- Olympic hopefuls do battle at Lower Trestles,Surfline, June 20, 2018 The best kids in the country are in the water at one of the most rippable waves in the country. Which means yes, there’ll be fireworks. Because after this event, USA Surfing — the IOC-recognized National Governing Body for the sport of surfing in the USA — will name its 2019 World Junior Team, and that’s where the future lies.
Olympians share knowledge with Southern California surfing hopefuls for 2020 Summer Games,Orange County Register, June 20, 2018Kyle Mack knows the pressure, the nervousness and the instant celebrity status that comes with being an Olympian. The Colorado snowboarder was propelled to mainstream stardom after he nabbed a silver medal for big air at the winter Olympic games earlier this year. While standing on the rocks at Lower Trestles getting ready to hit the waves on Wednesday, Mack offered some advice for surfers aiming to compete in the Olympics for the first time in two years. Making American Surfing Great- How U.S.A. Surfing plans to win Olympic gold in 2020 (and 2024 and beyond), Surfline, June 20, 2018 “I don’t know if there are that many people in the U.S. that really comprehend what a big deal for surfing this is going to be,” explains Greg Cruse, CEO of U.S.A. Surfing, the IOC-recognized National Governing Body for the sport of surfing in the USA.
NSSA Nationals and USA Surfing Championships held on local beaches this week,Dana Point Times, June 15, 2018 For America’s top amateur surfers, the next week in South Orange County could mean the world. With the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) and USA Surfing both holding their annual championships in the area, there’s plenty of reasons to fire it up for our local rising stars.
Build Elite Athletes and Go for Gold!Medium, May 16, 2018 What can volleyball, snowboarding, rock climbing, fencing and surf coaches learn from each other? Plenty. That’s the vision behind the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) National Team Coach Leadership Education Program, a brain trust of the top minds in Olympic coaching.
Buran named US Olympic surf coach, Boardistan, May 3, 2018 When the USA sends surfing athletes to the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 they will be there under the coaching leadership of 1984 Pipeline Master and founder of the Professional Surfing Association of America Pastor Joey Buran.
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.