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UPDATE: Approved Return to Surfing Guidelines July 15th 2020

THE LATEST NEWS FROM SSA

Approved Return to Surfing Guidelines
Please note that all new regulations are a direct instruction from the Ministry of Sport and not arbitrary rules from SSA.
Nobody is force to comply.

On Friday evening I attended a zoom meeting hosted by SSA. Main item on the agenda was that SSA has now obtained permission for surfers to train, from the ministry of sport, not compete as they are reluctant to allow contests while covid is rising.
Going forward SSA must create a national database of all surfers, coaches, judges and officials for all the surfing disciplines (shortboard, longboard, bodyboard, sup surfing) and they must be affiliate on the SSA website to legally train. All surfers must complete the online registration form. Each individual will then receive an electronic membership number (this will also serve as permit) electronically which can be printed and carried with the individual.

Cost for next 18 months, is R300 if you join before end of year. R150 of the R300 will go back to the respective disciplines /districts. If you join from January 2021 onwards this amount increases to R500. All paid up regional members will pay R150. Fees for transformation surfers will be waived upon valid request.

Nobody can be forced to affiliate but they will then not be represented by SSA and loose their right to legally train. No person will be allowed to compete in any SA surfing event unless they are registered.
Again all of these new regulations are stipulated by the Ministry of Sport and not SSA.

Again all of these new regulations are stipulated by the Ministry of Sport and not SSA.
This registration, which will run until December 31st 2021, can be completed electronically on the SSA website at www.surfingsouthafrica.co.za

>> Open the Attached PDF here to see the full details