Latest bodysurfing conditions
The map above shows up-to-date bodysurfing conditions for approximately 900 beaches around the world. Zoom in to select good bodysurfing areas, then compare nearby beaches (full 5 day forecasts are available for all locations). Once zoomed in the slider can also be used to view colour changes in the next few days.
UK Bodysurfing Association
The UK Bodysurfing Association C.I.C. is a Community Interest Company registered at Companies House on 28th June 2016, set up to encourage all those interested in bodysurfing to join in and take part in this exciting sport.
Memberships are expected to be offered very soon, but please feel free to register your interest in joining now.
All members will receive information via a members section of this website (and social media) of local meet ups in southwest England which they can take part in, as well as receiving additional benefits. It is anticipated that these meet ups will help to short-list bodysurfers for direct entry into the UK Bodysurfing Championships.
The UK Bodysurfing Association will shortly be joining forces to form a European Bodysurfing Association. Along with numerous other countries the UK Bodysurfing Association is also supporting Commission Bodysurf, France in its attempts to create a Global Bodysurfing Organisation. All of this will hugely raise the profile of bodysurfing - both here in Europe and around the world.
Global Swell Outlook
25th to 31st October 2016:-
The Swell Outlook for the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans - including prospects for tropical cyclone development.
In the north Atlantic there will be good swell early this week off New England as a nearby area of low pressure moves away northeastwards. On the other side of the pond a very deep area of low pressure west of Iberia will slowly fill as it sinks southwards, but not before bringing huge swell to the Canaries and Morocco early in the forecast period. Some excellent northerly long-period swell will continue feeding south to affect the rest of...
Puka Handplanes Review
One of the special things about bodysurfing is the simplicity of using just your body accompanied by the power of nature. Some accessories are quite useful however, to make the bodysurfing experience even better, for example handplanes. Well, many dudes out there are taking a plank of wood and cutting them to give a a little bit of shape. This is okay (and they work) but guys like Wimpie from South Africa are taking handplane shaping to the next level.
He has spent his entire life creating special things and bodysurfing the wonderful waves of Durban. Using his lifetime knowledge and experience he has come up with his Puka Handplanes, but they filled me with curiosity too.
The Puka Handplanes are not just wooden surfboard shaped handplanes. He's put all his experience into shaping the concave bottom and specially shaped the tails for different types of waves. He is also using..
Cloud 9 - a place on earth!
I'm sure every bodysurfer must know Cloud 9. That special moment when the wave takes you to the flight over and through the water. This is Cloud 9 for sure... but Cloud 9 is also a wave on a small Island named Siargao belonging to the Philippines. Of course the Philippines are by far not the first destination for bodysurfers in Asia. Big place names like Bali, Java and Sumatra are around too, but trust me, in the shadow of these big names is a hidden treasure where you'll find your Cloud 9.
The name is Program and on perfect days this wave can mess with the Top 10 Waves of the World. The wave is...