The Asian Surfing Federation convened for its Annual General Meeting on the evening of July 12th at the picturesque Season Paradise Hotel in Thulusdhoo. The event saw participation from representatives across 11 member nations and 5 non-member National Federations. This wide-ranging attendance underscores the expansive interest in the growth and future of the sport in the region.
A prominent topic of discussion was the opening of bids for hosting the 2024 and 2025 Asian Championships. The federation extended a warm invitation to its member nations as well as non-member nations to consider this vibrant opportunity. It is a chance to stimulate not only the sport of surfing but also to boost tourism and local businesses within the hosting regions.
In a significant step forward, the federation also encouraged the non-member National Federations to commence their membership process. This important stride underlines the ASF’s mission to widen its community and foster the growth of surfing throughout Asia.
Further, the meeting marked the approval of a new Executive Committee. The decision falls in line with the strategies of the International Surfing Association, and is aimed at sustaining the momentum gathered from the triumphant hosting of the 2023 championships. The newly appointed committee also has the critical task of recovering the lost ground from the three-year stagnation period owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Annual General Meeting underscores the Asian Surfing Federation’s commitment to expanding its reach, promoting the sport, increasing membership, and creating a wealth of opportunities for its member nations. It is a significant leap towards a future that promises growth and prosperity for surfing in Asia.