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Royal Navy Royal Marines Surf Association


The Royal Navy Royal Marines Surf Association (RNRMSA) has been established to promote and develop wave-sports within the RN and RM.


Responsibility. The RNRMSA is responsible to the Royal Navy Sports Board, through the Association President, for the correct and safe conduct in the sport of surfing within the RN/RM. The generic term “surfing” includes the riding of longboards, shortboards, mini-mals, bodyboards and Stand Up Paddle Boards however; it does not include the use of windsurfers, waveskis, kayaks or kite surfboards.


Aims. The primary aims of the Association are to promote and encourage the sport of surfing, and to provide a focal point for all forms of competitive surfing, within the RN/RM.


The subsidiary aims of the Association are as follows:

  • To act as the central body of control for competitive surfing within the RN/RM.

  • To promote and arrange Individual, Inter-Command, RN/RM and Inter-Service competitions.

  • To select teams or individuals to represent the RN/RM in National Governing Body (NGB) approved competitions and European Amateur events.

  •  To promote the mounting of surfing sports tours and expeditions to various countries throughout the world, thereby improving the standard of surfing within the Service, and encouraging leadership, initiative and organisational skills.

  • To train approved instructors and safety supervisors for the sport.

  • To provide regular opportunities for the coaching of beginners, improvers, intermediates and advanced surfers.

  • To promote the Royal Navy and Royal Marines within the wider audience by entering a selected team(s) into local and National Competitions/Events.

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