Atlantic Surfing Federation Expands to Florida

The ASF Welcomes Florida Co-Directors Ashley Howell and Chad Carr to the Family of Chapters
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina – September 6, 2011 – The Atlantic Surfing Federation, a full member organization of Surfing America, the National Governing Body for the sport of surfing in the United States, is pleased to announce that a Florida Chapter has now been established under the Co-Directorship of two highly recognized and involved individuals.  Ashley Howell, from Cocoa Beach, Florida, joins us bringing with her, 18 years of competitive experience, both in and out of the tent.  Long time competitive surfer, Chad Carr, will take her side to bring the ASF’s focus, implement our mission and our program, to the patient athletes of Florida.

The ASF is also very pleased to announce that Brian Broom, of Ormond Beach, Florida, has come on board, holding a voting seat on the Atlantic Surfing Federation’s Board of Directors.  Brian brings over 30 years of expertise in the area of competitive surfing, organizing and orchestrating premier events, upper level coaching and development, and has tremendous knowledge of the surfing industry.  Brian will be an asset to our board, and to the ASF a whole, and we are very excited to welcome him to the ASF family.  Broom will hold the position of Vice-President.

ASF Executive Director, Julie Hume remarked, “The applicant list, and general inquiries to our office with regard to the establishment of a Florida Chapter, was lengthy, and it has taken some time to find those that share our passion and dedication.  The athletes in all areas deserve the best, and the process to achieve that is sometimes slow.  However, providing the best will continue to be our total focus as we progress. The selection of Ashley and Chad was unanimous and we, as well as the athletes of Florida, have a lot to look forward to.  Watch for further announcements soon regarding the Florida Chapter Schedule, as well as our ASF Championship in the fall of 2012.”

Our Florida athletes will now have the opportunity to qualify through the ASF into Surfing America’s Prime Series and USA Championships, as our 2011/2012 competition season just began on August 1st of this year, and will end July 31, 2012.

JULIE HUME QUOTE! ”On behalf of the Atlantic Surfing Federation’s Board of Directors, we are extremely pleased to welcome Ashley Howell, Chad Carr, and Brian Broom to our ASF Family.  We are thrilled to have such dedicated individuals who share our passion, and our focus…One mission, one set of rules, and one National Program.”