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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.

All beach forecasts are based on NOAA WW3 forecast data (utilising operational NCEP products) which are then manipulated to be bodysurfing specific, and are updated on a daily basis.

The UK Bodysurfing Association and UK Bodysurfing Championships C.I.C.’s.

Join the UK Bodysurfing Association to take part in regular Meet Ups around SW England, gaining expertise in the sport of bodysurfing. An annual UK Bodysurfing Championships is held at Fistral Beach, Newquay.


Slyde Handboards continue Sponsorship for 2018

The UK Bodysurfing Championships C.I.C. are very pleased to announce that Slyde Handboards will continue as significant sponsors for the UK Bodysurfing Championships again in 2018!

UK Bodysurfing Championships C.I.C.

Slyde Handboards (based in southern California) have proved to be one of the fastest growing handboard manufacturers in the world and are going from strength to strength. Their ideas for a business venture were presented to Shark Tank (the US equivalent to Dragons Den) a number of years ago, and since then have really grown the business after gaining that initial funding.

As well as producing magnificent handboards, they now have a matching range of clothing too. It is a great privilege to have them on board with us for another year.

What the UK Bodysurfing Championships really like about Slyde Handboards is not only their proven build quality (which is excellent) but also some of the other abilities all their boards have (such as being able to attach waterproof cameras). This enables participants to record their rides for posterity as well as giving the UK Bodysurfing Championships the ability to record live action as it happens during the events.

It was a priviledge to have Slyde’s CEO’s Steve and Angie come over last year to personally present the prizes, along with their newly born daughter Venice! Not an easy thing to do given the distances involved!

This year’s event will again take place at Fistral Beach, Newquay, over the weekend of 22-23rd September. One key change from last year is that the UK Bodysurfing Championships plan to hold events for those using handboards and those without.

All potential competitors from the UK need to become members of the UK Bodysurfing Association first via the Membership page, but can also register early interest via the contact form, and any international competitors who are interested can similarly get in touch this way.

With Slyde Handboards involvement we are guaranteed to have another very successful event!

Other sponsors include Korev Cornish Lager and the Fistral Beach Bar, as well as UK Pro Surf and Newquay BID of course, from whom we work closely with to put this whole event together!







WAW Handplanes

WAW Handplanes are to sponsor the UK Bodysurfing Championships 2018.

Alongside Korev, Slyde Handboards and the Fistral Beach Bar, the UK Bodysurfing Championships are now also being sponsored by WAW Handplanes.

“The UK Bodysurfing Championships are very excited about this deal as it is their first sponsorship deal which involves truly sustainable handplanes – all WAW Handplanes are created from 100% sustainable, recycled or reclaimed materials”. Their company motto is “Get Barrelled. Leave No Trace”.


Pinstripe Moontail Handplane

Pinstripe Moontail Handplane

Based in Sydney, Australia WAW Handplanes was founded by Rikki Gilbey in 2014. Having been going for several years, Rikki now has an established and successful handplane business in his adopted country, with a selection of quality handplanes available to purchase.

However, we have also discovered that Rikki has a very close affinity to Cornwall too! Rikki comments; “Congrats on a successful event last year, so glad you guys got some waves for it!” Given that I grew up in Torbay, Devon and spent the first 23 years of my life there I have a special interest in this event. I visit home regularly and surf Bantham, Woolocombe and Newquay whenever I get the chance”. Rikki goes on, “We are stoked to be involved with the UK Bodysurfing Championships 2018”.

The UK Bodysurfing Championships 2018 take place at Fistral Beach, Newquay over the weekend of 22-23rd September.

And, by the way, WAW stands for “Wave After Wave”. We could all do with a bit more of that!

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