Surf Select Summer 2023 Recap
Surf Select Goes On Summer 2023 Tour
Surf Select – A national identification program through Surf Nation bringing together the “best of the best” to deliver the Surf mission of experiences and opportunities throughout Summer 2023.
The Surf Select program, in conjunction with our travel partners Global Sports Experiences, delivered a memorable summer for our Players and Families as a number of our Surf Select teams competed in various domestic and international events. From the US, down to Brazil, and over to England and Spain, the journey has delivered 3 International championships, confirmed College Commits, and created friendships that will go far beyond what was achieved on-field.
The Surf Select program has a unique player development pathway, from Club recommendations, regional programs, and tournament play through to our national team program that has seen over 2000 players participate from 42 Clubs that stretch from Rhode Island through to Hawaii, represent the Surf brand both domestically and internationally – a quick snapshot below followed by highlights from selected events:
Premier SuperCopa – 2012 & 2013 B&G White
Target Cup, USA – 2011 G White
Surf Cup, USA – 2006 G&B Blue (2006 G winner), 2011 G&B Blue, 2013 G&B Blue
Super Cup Northern Ireland – 2007 B&G Blue, 2010 B&G Blue (2010G winner)
Valencia event – 2006 B White
Following a busy summer, we would like to congratulate our 2010 National Blue Girls (Super Cup NI Winners), 2009 National White Girls (Foyle Cup), and 2006 National Blue (Surf Cup, USA) that saw our program pick up 2 International and 1 Domestic title this summer.
Global Sports Experience Director Enrico Ciuffetelli reflects on hosting Surf Select this summer:
“Global Sports Experience (GSE) is humbled and thrilled to have had the privilege of providing the Surf Select program with a truly unique and unforgettable experience for all participants.
From Brazil’s sun-kissed beaches to Spain’s historic landscapes, the Surf Select 2023 provided by GSE was an expedition that transcended boundaries. It was more than just a series of events—it was a celebration of dedication, camaraderie, and the pursuit of excellence.
The Surf Select teams showcased their remarkable skills and passion on an international stage, competing against formidable opponents from across the globe. Each match was a testament to their dedication, grit, and sportsmanship. The electric atmosphere of the tournaments and competitions highlighted the best of Surf Select, leaving an indelible mark on and off the field.
Global Sports Experiences feels deeply grateful for Surf Nation’s trust in us to create an unparalleled experience for all your teams and families. This unwavering dedication, relentless spirit, and infectious enthusiasm have made this journey a triumph beyond measure. Your commitment to growth on and off the field has left an indelible mark on us all. From all of us at GSE, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey”.
Next, we start the identification for Surf Select 2024 with 7 Regional camps taking place across the US, along with preparing for the prestigious Surf Cup International – which will showcase 41 different Clubs across 19 countries and is quickly becoming one of the top youth tournaments in the world. We can’t wait to see our Surf Select teams compete against a variety of professional youth academies in Salou, Spain, this November.”
For more information on the Surf Select pathway and opportunities, please visit www.surfsoccernation.com