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The registration for the Swiss Surfing Championship 2015 (20.-25. September 2015) in San Vicente de la Barquera (Spain) is now OPEN!

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Wanna win one of these beauties? Thanks to our sponsor Victorinox Swiss Army, all you have to do is to answer a few questions on our homepage, and with a bit of luck, you'll soon have the perfect tool to start the BBQ-campfire-grill'n'chill season ;-).



The SSA proudly announces a partnership with Swisscom for this summer's tour of the #gigawave !  Next stop: MUBA Basel, 17.05.-25.05.  (

Also in 2015, the SSA will organize the Swiss Wavepool Jam at the last tour stop (there will be 5 stops). At the first 4 tour stops, you can enter a qualification competition on the last Sunday of each stop. There are free training sessions during the week for competitors. The best 4 surfers of the 4 tour stops are qualified for the grand final at the last tour stop. In addition, you can win awesome prices from the co-sponsors of the tour so make sure to be part of the fun!

NEXT TRAINING SESSION: Thursday 21.5. (20:00-21:00), Saturday 23.5. (21:00-22:00)  MUBA Basel (for competitors only)
NEXT QUALIFICATION: Sunday, 24.05.2015 (16:00-18:00) MUBA Basel

The competition fee is 40.- and includes the fee for using the wave during both the training session and the competion! Register by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your full name, address, telephone number and of course email address ;-).

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  • IOFT 2015

    Ocean lovers - win tickets for the International Ocean Film Tour 2015!

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    In two hours, you'll see 6 documentaries about all kinds of adventures in, above and under the water starring people with a passion for the ocean as their habitat and playground. Check out the (great) trailer!

    To win a ticket, send the name of one of the movies that will be shown, together with your name and the tour stop you'd like to visit to Good luck!

    04.05.2015 20:00 St.Gallen, Pfalzkeller
    05.05.2015 20:00 Luzern, Paulusheim Luzern
    06.05.2015 20:00 Winterthur, gate27
    07.05.2015 20:00 Zürich, Volkshaus Zürich (no more free tickets available)
    09.05.2015 20:00 Basel, Stadtcasino Basel
    10.05.2015 20:00 Bern, National Bern - Theatersaal
    11.05.2015 19:30 Biel, Apollo Kino


  • I wanna surf DVD out for sale!

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    Finally, the I Wanna Surf DVD is available from! Get your own copy of the legendary first Swiss surfing movie here!

    And yeah, we know it's April 1st, and no, this is not a joke ;-).

  • Suddenrush Katalog 2015

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    Surf-Travel der besonderen Art!

    Lust auf Surfferien? Die Leute von Sudden Rush kennen die Orte inkl. Umgebung persönlich, suchen die Camps selber aus und nennen die Campleiter Freunde. Beste Voraussetzungen also, um beruhigt in die Ferien zu fahren und – wo auch immer auf der Welt es dich hinverschlägt – eine Hammerzeit zu verbringen!

    Natural, Individual, Original – diese Idee steckt hinter dem Angebot von - bleibt dem Spirit des Surfens treu!

    Den Katalog findet/bestellt ihr auf:

  • SSA webmaster / IT position

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    You speak HTML, PHP, MySQL and (still) know what a cutback is? You want to actively shape the future of all IT-related services of Switzerland's national surfing association? Great!

    The current webmaster and head of IT, Chris Bürgi, will retire from the SSA head office in September 2015 and we're looking for someone to follow his footsteps.

    This position offers you the chance to:
    - Design and maintain SSA's website (Joomla v3.0)
    - Work with our SQL-member database and administration tools
    - Code registration forms and define email-forwards & mailing lists
    - and most importantly: to be creative and realize you own projects (we're very open to good ideas!).

    If you think you'd be a good fit for this challenge, please contact Chris ( or me ( for more details. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

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     SSA highlights 2014

     What a great year - the first Swiss Wavepool Jam in Bern, the Swiss Surfing Championships in Spain and the World Surfing Games in Peru surely were the highlights of this year! Thank you all for supporting the SSA! See you in 2015! :)

  • R I P André Vogel


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    Our friend and fellow surfer André has had a deadly accident whilst on a journey in a school bus in New Zealand. Our thoughts are with parents, family and mutual friends.

    Over many years André has been actively involved in the SSA. He participated in many Swiss Championships and qualified succesfully for several European and World Surfing Championships. He represented Switzerland in divisions such as bodyboard kneeboard shortboard and longboard.

    André Vogel will always be remembered as a very cheerful, loving person with a great passion for traveling the world in search of waves.

    --- written by Miguel Bulling



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    André Vogel loved life. He was an adventurer who'd sailed the seven seas and surfed them too. André loved the outdoors, hiking, camping, rafting, cycling, snowboarding, sailing, kayaking, mountain climbing. You name it, he'd done it somewhere round the world.


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    Born in Australia, one of four boys, André grew up exploring the coast, bush and outback of Australia. With his family he'd travel to Switzerland every few years to visit relatives and upon the completion of his high school and technical college he lived in Sils Maria, im Engadin for a winter. The following summer (1997) he bought an old red BMW and drove down to France where he met the Swiss Surfing Association for the first time, surfing in the Swiss Championships and acquiring one of the original Victorinox red-nosed longboards. With the board on the roof and new friends André travelled down the Portugese and Spanish coasts before exploring the surf of Morroco. Adventures around Europe and Australia followed, and a few years later he was back in the Engadin snowboarding another winter, this time with his brother Stefan Vogel. In April they took a cheap flight to Feurteventura for a week of surfing before finding their way via plane, train and bus to St Girons, France for the 2000 Swiss Surfing Championships. At the championships, staying in the team house, André & Stefan met many life-long friends. In the competition Andre finished 5th in the shortboard final. He also showed off his body-boarding style and earned a place on the Swiss Surfing Team at the World Surfing Games 2000 in Brasil.

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    At the WSG 2000 Brasil, held at Porto De Galinhos, André was the one leading the laughter, cheering and good times along with his friend Sami Fahkredine. He competed for Switzerland in the body-boarding and knee-boarding divisions. After the completion of the competition Andre met an old friend at a nearby port and set sail north. Over the next months they sailed the South American coastline and Carribean Islands, surfing and exploring new surf breaks through Venezula and other places. Andre then lived in Tobago, collecting coconuts and surfing beautiful reef breaks, before heading to London and Europe again.

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    André returned to Australia in 2002 and lived at Kirra and Snapper Rocks, on the Gold Coast, where he'd surf everyday with his brother and Sami. Many a surf adventure to Byron and beyond was also enjoyed. He later moved to Cairns, Australia where he discovered his career, Outdoor Education, by following his passion of adventure. In Cairns André met his partner Liv and the two of them spent many happy years studying, practising and then teaching Outdoor Education in Cairns, Brisbane and rural Victoria. They welcome their beautiful daughters Shanti and Maya into the world and were soon hiking/riding/kayaking the mountains of New Zealand, Argentina, India, and all over Australia with the girls on their backs or handlebars.

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    André and family settled at Perigian Beach on Australia's Gold Coast where they spent mornings and afternoons at the local beach or surfing André's favourite wave, Tea Tree Bay at Noosa. Andre set up an outdoor education program at the local Steiner School and would take the students on many adventurous trips. It was on one of these trips to New Zealand, following a week hiking around the mountains, that the tragic accident happened. André died instantly when his van collided with a truck on the road, south of Rotorua. His death is being mourned by hundreds of friends from all over the world. André lived a hundred lives and will be fondly remembered as an awesome brother, beautiful son, loving father and partner, loyal friend, free-spirited surfer and adventurer, action-packed outdoors person, and one of the best people you ever met on your travels.

    ---Written by Stefan Vogel

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    Post Script-Tributes, stories and photos from his friends will be shared at his memorial service next week. For those wanting to contribute please contact Stefan Vogel via the SSA homepage ( or Facebook page.


  • Waveup

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    «waveup» nennt sich ein frisch gegründeter Verein welcher sich hohe Ziele setzt. Ziele die nur mit DEINER Unterstützung erreicht werden können – das Errichten eines Surfsees in der Schweiz. «Wave up your dreams» ist ihr Motto und gleichzeitig ein Versprechen. Ihre Motivation ist die Förderung und Konsolidierung des Surfsports in der Schweiz, ihre Leidenschaft der Sport und der damit verbundene Lifestyle an und für sich!

    Werde Mitglied und trage somit einen grossen Teil für ein revolutionäres Projekt in der Schweiz bei.


  • Suddenrush sponsoring

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    Discount for all bookings with suddenrush for active SSA members!

    Suddenrush is the leading surf travel agency in Switzerland and we're happy to announce that from now on, all active SSA members get a 3% discount on all direct bookings with suddenrush! For example, if you book a camp for 500.-, you save 15.- if you are an active SSA member. Not sure whether your membership is active? Check out our new membercheck-tool!

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