United States Surfing Federation (USSF)

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Umbrella group for American amateur surfing associations, founded in 1979 primarily by Colin Couture of Rhode Island, responsible for choosing America's team to the World Surfing Championships (and later the World Surfing Games); recognized by the International Olympic Committee as America's national governing body for surfing. Conceived as a unifying and organizing group for six existing organiza...

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