The Scottish Surfing Federation (The SSF) is the recognised governing body for the sport of Surfing within Scotland run by volunteers passionate about the sport.

Formed in 1975 the SSF has been managing the sport for over 40 years with affiliation to the ISA; World Governing Surfing Body and the European Surfing Federation.

“The overall vision of the SSF is to represent the interests of Scotland’s surfers and protect the Scottish Waves”

The SSF is managed by a committee selected by the members; here are the main aims the Management committee strive to achieve.

  • To act as the focal point to manage and administer, in an effective manner, the sport of surfing on a Scotland-wide basis.
  • To unite existing Scottish surf clubs and Scottish surfers under the administrative umbrella of the SSF.
  • To act as an advisory body on all matters appertaining to a practice of surfing in Scotland.
  • To manage the rules and regulations of the sport within Scotland.
  • To liaise and affiliate where appropriate with recognized British, European and International Surfing Bodies.
  • To communicate the views of SSF Members to national and international authorities and to the public as and where required.
  • To provide a focal point for Members by holding regular contests and social events when and where agreed.


There are a number of Official Bodies that the SSF are associated with:

* Sportscotland.

* The European Surfing Federation (ESF).

* The International Surfing Association (ISA).