Scotland sends four men and two women to represent their country
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 October, 2014 - A Scotland team will participate for the first time at the International Surfing Association World Games this October – the 50th anniversary of the games. The last time Scotland participated in surfing at an international level was at the EuroSurf competition in the early 1990s. The Scottish Surfing Federation will be sending a six person team to compete in the games – two ladies and four men- the team was selected at the Scottish National Surfing Championships in Thurso, Scotland in March.
The surfers who will make the trip to Peru to fly the flag for Scotland are:
· Jennifer Wood (Elgin),
· Phoebe Strachan (Edinburgh),
· Mark Cameron (Fraserburgh),
· Mark Boyd (Thurso),
· Iain Masson (Fraserburgh)
· Andrew Robertson (St Andrews)
The team includes past several times Scottish Champions Iain Masson and Mark Cameron. Both Mark Cameron and Mark Boyd have competed at 6-Star WQS level representing SCO in the past and will be looking take this experience back to the international stage. Andrew Robertson the current Scottish junior champion will also be in attendance.
Current Scottish Champion Chris Noble (Thurso) was unable to make the event due to work commitments but has wished his fellow team mates all the best: “its really fantastic that Scotland will be represented at the World Games for the first time and this will be a great opportunity for the generations to come, I hope the team really enjoy the experience and do well competing.” Current Scottish ladies champion Shoana Blackadder was also unable to attend due to family commitments.