GB Surfing takes Progression Squad to Oz!
GB Surfing has taken their Progression Squad to the other side of the globe!
Current Welsh Men's Open Champion, Patrick Langdon-Dark, is part of this elite selection of surfers on the squad.
GB Surfing has taken the squad to Australia for a month of intense training and coaching. Follow them on instagram to see what they're getting up to (and witness some excellent surfing!): @patrickldark @gb.surfing
GB Surfing provides the following information on their website, and it's extremely exciting:
"In December 2020, GB Surfing received Progression funding from UK Sport. This funding was to propel the sport forward, empowering us to assemble a squad that’s primed for podium positions at future Olympic Games.
The GB Surfing Progression Squad is made up of young male and female surfers who have got the potential to become future Olympians. The squad will receive specialist coaching and training in the UK and abroad, as well as access to cutting-edge equipment and technology.
We want every one of our athletes to be the best surfer they can possibly be. That’s why we offer them support and guidance at every stage of the process, so that they can unlock their full potential."
Featured image courtesy of GB Surfing shows PLD going big on his backhand down-under!