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Surfing is a water activity which involves riding the waves on a specially designed board.

Who is it suitable for?
All sections, however some external providers have a minimum age of 8.

Badge Links
All sections Time on the Water Staged Activity Badge
Cubs Water Activities Activity Badge
Scouts Adventure Challenge Award, Water Activities Activity Badge

How to run/provide surfing

There are 2 ways of running Surfing in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running surfing yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running surfing using an external provider

Useful links

The National Governing Body for surfing is:

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