USA Surfing Names Oceanside Official Training Ground Ahead of Upcoming Championships
USA Surfing has designated Oceanside as its official training ground, while thanking city leaders and the community for their longstanding support of all surfing disciplines.
This ranges from shortboard to longboard through stand-up paddle and parasurf. The USA Surfing junior team also trains at Oceanside.
Oceanside, in fact, will soon host a high profile event – the United States Surfing Championship competition starting June 14. Athletes from across the continent and Hawaii will compete for national titles and qualification to compete at the international level.
The goal, however, is not just to promote Oceanside surfing, but also the businesses that serve travelers willing to ride the waves.
“Oceanside has a vibe, multiple surf spots and an authentic community that surfers have loved for decades,” said USA Surfing CEO Brandon Lowery. “We are proud to partner with the City of Oceanside and Visit Oceanside to help more surfers and action sports athletes enjoy Oceanside’s exceptional facilities, world-class hotels, restaurants and retailers. “
Leslee Gaul, CEO of Visit Oceanside, said she was thrilled that USA Surfing recognized the community’s “longstanding partnership.”
“Oceanside is home to some of the greatest surfers and is home to many big name surf brands, surf shops, board shapers and manufacturers, so it’s been a natural synergy,” she said. “Our surf culture aligns with our action sports tourism.”
The USA Surfing x Visit Oceanside and Oceanside Sports Commission partnership will include event and competition planning, educational seminars and high performance training summits. Benefits include discounted athlete accommodation, wellness and performance resources, culture, music, entertainment and dining, multi-sport recreation venues and more.
Additionally, Oceanside was the host city for the 2015 International Surfing Association World Junior Surfing Championships, the site of the United States’ first-ever team gold medal. USA Surfing Head Coach Ryan Simmons guided the 2015 team to victory.