A1Surf.com has become one of the founding partners of Groundswell, a new not-for-profit organisation for young surfers in the UK.
Groundswell was set up with the aims of inspiring and educating young surfers aged 13 -21 in Britain.
With surfing as the backbone of the foundation, Groundswell will provide education in many areas such as marketing, business management, entrepreneurship, video editing, beach life guarding, surf coaching and PR to name a few.
Using short workshops and on-going projects with well placed work placements in the surf industry Groundswell will set out to bridge the gap between young people and employment in or around the surfing and tourism industry.
Groundswell will also make professional surf coaching accessible for young up and coming surfers, who may miss out on more mainstream opportunities due to lack of finance.
A1Surf.com will help promote Groundswell to its large community of surfers, as well as aim to offer more hands-on experiences.
David Somerville from A1Surf.com said: “Groundswell is an organisation with some great aims and intentions.
“We will help to spread its message to our online surfing community and also offer some practical and educational experiences for young surfers.
“We are really proud to be on-board supporting Groundswell, especially if it can help inspire more young surfers to progress within the industry and competitively too.”
Chris Thomson, one of the team behind Groundswell, said: “The Groundswell team are very happy to have A1Surf.com onboard as a business sponsor, offering up more opportunities for our groms via work placement and coverage for the surfers hoping to build a better CV be it for employment or a professional career in surfing.”