World Surf Kayak Association (WSKA)

world surf kayak association, WSKA, surfing, wave, beach, paddlesportThe World Surf Kayak Association (WSKA) is the world federation for surf kayaking that works towards global development of the sport and increase the number of people (countries, juniors, women) participating worldwide.

In July 2015 Javier Diaz Blanco (ESP) and Henrique Frazão (POR) were elected as President and Vice-President of te WSKA. The WSKA Executive Committee is made up of Members and Country Representatives.

The WSKA was set up following the 2001 World Championships in Santa Cruz, California.

A World Championship in surf kayaking is held every two years on alternative continents (where possible).

Two types of boat classification feature at the Worlds: Short Boats – more emphasis on big, more dynamic, manoeuvres than on long rides, and Long Boats where emphasis is on large carving type manoeuvres with longer rides.

Some of the primary goals of the WSKA are to:

  • promote goodwill, friendly competition and cultural interchange among people who surf kayak in different countries around the world
  • share ideas about boat design and surfing moves, and expand the level of skill of people involved in the sport.




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