Good News!
The Canoe Association of Northern Ireland (CANI) and WSKA have jointly released news that the 2017 World Surf Kayak Championships will be hosted in Northern Ireland.  This is after some discussion, which was helped by CANI delaying their final decision and by the Countries of the WSKA showing they are together and looking forward.
We know the people of Northern Ireland will give surf kayakers from all countries a very warm welcome in 2017, and we look forward to seeing you there – for the surfing, the contest, the social occasion and seeing another beautiful coastal region.
The WSKA news also shows progress made in bringing all countries and volunteers together.  I thank all these volunteers for offering their time to help make our events competitive, fair and fun.
Enjoy your waves!
John Watson

WSKA Interim Chairman

To WSKA committee members, country representatives and athletes

As you are aware, The Canoe Association of Northern Ireland (CANI) submitted a bid to host the 2017 World Surf Kayak Championships, which was accepted at the 2015 World Championships. The past year has presented hallenges for the World Surf Kayaking Community and these challenges have had an impact on CANI’s decision to host the 2017 championships.

In October 2015 CANI put its planning on hold, awaiting confirmation that the WSKA was united and that there was sufficient structures in place to ensure that the event in Northern Ireland will be the official World Championships.

I am pleased to let you know that following a recent correspondence from the interim chair John Watson, there is confidence that the WSKA is united and is in the position to sanction the Northern Ireland World Championships and that the majority of countries have indicated that they will be attending.

Planning for the event will commence again. However, as we have lost a lot of time and missed out on major funding for the event, we would like to let you know that what we had hoped to provide may be scaled down. We will do our best to ensure that we present a great event, and provide you with both a great competition and social and tourism activities.

CANI will be working closely with your interim Chairperson to ensure that we are preparing for the Championships as best we can. We will be setting up a website which will have all the information, and will be sending updates to the WSKA committee and the Country Representatives between now and the Championships.

We are delighted to be hosting the event and are looking forward to welcoming you all to Northern Ireland in October 2017. The date will be confirmed shortly.

Yours sincerely,

Ashley Hunter

Development Manager, CANI

¡Buenas noticias!
La Asociación de la canoa de Irlanda del Norte (CANI) y WSKA han publicado conjuntamente noticia de que el Campeonato Mundial de Kayak Surf 2017 tendrá lugar en Irlanda del Norte. Esto es después de un breve debate, que fue ayudado por CANI retrasar su decisión final y por los países de la WSKA mostrando que están juntos y mirando hacia adelante.
Sabemos que la gente de Irlanda del Norte darán kayakistas de surf de todos los países una bienvenida muy cálida en 2017, y esperamos verlos allí – para el surf, el concurso, la ocasión social y ver a otra hermosa región costera.
La noticia WSKA también muestra el progreso hecho para llevar a todos los países y voluntarios juntos. Doy las gracias a todos los voluntarios para ofrecer su tiempo para ayudar a que nuestros eventos competitivo, justo y divertido.
Disfrute de sus olas!
John Watson
WSKA Presidente interino

Para los miembros del comité WSKA, representantes de los países y atletas, Como saben, la Asociación de la canoa de Irlanda del Norte (CANI) presentó una candidatura para organizar los campeonatos de surf Kayak 2017 Mundo, que fue aceptada en el Campeonato Mundial de 2015. El último año ha presentado desafíos para la Comunidad Mundial Kayak Surf y estos desafíos han tenido un impacto en la decisión de CANI como sede de los campeonatos 2017.En octubre el año 2015 CANI puso su planificación en suspenso, a la espera de la confirmación de que el WSKA estaba unido y que no había estructuras suficientes para garantizar que el evento en Irlanda del Norte será el Campeonato del Mundo oficial.

Me complace informarle de que, tras una reciente correspondencia del presidente interino John Watson, se confía en que la WSKA está unido y está en la posición para sancionar el Campeonato Mundial de Irlanda del Norte y que la mayoría de los países han indicado que lo harán asistirá.

La planificación para el evento se iniciará de nuevo. Sin embargo, como ya hemos perdido mucho tiempo y perdido en gran financiación para el evento, nos gustaría hacerle saber que lo que habíamos esperado que proporcione puede ser reducido. Haremos nuestro mejor esfuerzo para asegurarse de que se presenta un gran evento, y le proporcionará tanto una gran competición y las actividades sociales y turísticas.

CANI estará trabajando estrechamente con el Presidente provisional con el fin de que nos estamos preparando para el Campeonato de la mejor manera posible. Vamos a crear un sitio web que tendrá toda la información, y vamos a enviar actualizaciones al comité WSKA y los representantes del país entre hoy y el Campeonato.

Estamos encantados de ser el anfitrión del evento y están esperando a todos ustedes la bienvenida a Irlanda del Norte en octubre de 2017. La fecha será confirmada en breve.

Tuyo sinceramente,

Ashley Hunter

Development Manager, CANI


World Championships 2017

by Pete Blenkinsop on August 24, 2015


Committee Update

August 24, 2015

Here is where the committee is at present.  We are updating the constitution and are keen to make sure it is correct and should have this posted on the website very soon. The original list of committee members and your country reps from pantin will be re-displayed again.  We are updating the website to eventually […]

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WSKA Official News – Current Situation

August 19, 2015

The situation now: The past 6 weeks have damaged the WSKA, and have taken considerable time for all volunteers involved, with no progress for surf kayaking. From 1 to 5 August, a vote of no-confidence in the Chairman was brought. The proposal was carried by both Committee members and by Country Representatives, with a clear […]

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2015 Worlds Video

August 16, 2015
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Committee News

August 15, 2015

On 3 July at Pantin, Javier Blanco Diaz was elected Chairman of WSKA. Since then, the Chairman has been unsuccessful creating good communications and a constructive dialogue about surf kayaking with the Committee and the Country Representatives. Many of this group have spent considerable time and efforts trying to understand the situation, offering help and […]

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WSKA NEW main goals

August 1, 2015

Dear friends, First of all, thanks for all your feedbacks. At this moment, I’m working on all your thoughts and contributions. I know that changes are always difficult but… we really need them at WSKA. Even for us, me and Henrique, was a total surprise that more than 90% of the votes were in our […]

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Communication #1

July 19, 2015

Dear friends, First of all, we would like to thanks to the last WSKA direction. They’re the ones who, through his work for 7 years have contributed to the current state of kayaksurf. However, their contribution has come to an end. Came to an end, all the previous form work. The current direction of WSKA, […]

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Worlds 2015 | Full Results | Rankings

July 12, 2015

Best Wave: Edu Etxeberria  – 10 points Best Move: Stefano Bellotti Technical Director: Duda Birra  

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2017 Surfkayak World Championships @ Northern Ireland

July 12, 2015

After a pioneer vote made between all the paddlers, Northern Ireland has achieved the preferences for next worlds. They will be held in Portrush! Congratulations to Northern Ireland and all the best till 2017! In the photo, we can see Denise Lazarescu inviting all the paddlers after received the Galician flag.

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