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.
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.
Apologies :- Due to a technical issue there are currently no forecasts available. We are working to get this fixed as soon as possible.
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.
Find out about the Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing Championships 2017, taking place at Fistral Beach, Newquay.
The UK Bodysurfing Association C.I.C. have introduced a Junior Membership to encourage young people to join in and get involved in the sport of Bodysurfing.
These reduced rate memberships are great news for all youngsters, especially as we approach the school holiday season. Junior memberships will allow all same privilages as normal memberships do, which includes freee insurance and invitations to the numerous Meet Ups which take place at beaches all around SW England.
Meet Ups occur not just during the summer but regularly all year round, and are an ideal opportunity to meet fellow bodysurfers, and gain expertise.
Another chance to have a go at Bodysurfing will be during the Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing Championships 2017, taking place at Fistral Beach, Newquay on the 16th/17th September.
Immediately after the Championships finish there will be an Expression Session, open to anyone who happens to be there on the day.
For a fee of £5 per person, groups will go out using our Slyde Bula Handboards in a session all their own, recording videos of their action on attached waterproof cameras.
Our sponsors for the event, Silver Label and SP Gadgets, will then judge all of the videos. Waterproof cameras will be presented to the best 3 in the Chill Out, taking place in the Fistral Beach Bar that evening.
SLYDE HANDBOARDS: The Bula Handboard
With the first UK annual Body Surfing Championships sneaking up on us, I thought it would be a great idea to check out the weapon of choice that has been selected for the competition; The Slyde Bula.
Firstly, Thanks to Steve, Ange and the team at Slyde for creating this Shore dumping monster of a handboard for the body surfing world, made famous by the Hawaiian charging legend Sean Enoka who had a lot of input into this board.
Let me tell you a little about it, This is the most advanced and performance driven handboard on the market, designed and tested by Point Panic’s local and Kaha Nalu Hawaii founder, Sean Enoka. The Bula has been approved by the world’s greatest and best bodysurfers for its daunting deep concave that will give you that extra grip on the steepest of wave faces.
Sharp, Crisp rails cut effortlessly through any dumping shore break and can handle incredibly down a vertical take off. This board is for the advanced to elite bodysurfer looking to take their wave riding to the next level.
The details of the Bula are as follows:
CONCAVE AND SHAPE
There is nothing like the shape of the Hawaiian Bula, What sets it miles apart from other boards is the insane concave that has been created to slay steep, fast shore-breaks.
The Bula was born at the...
Global Swell Outlook
The Swell Outlook for the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans - including prospects for tropical cyclone development.
24th to 30th July 2017:-
In the north Atlantic there is some residual swell working its way from the northwest into France at the start of this period. Things go a little quiet for a time before some moderate westerly swell spreads into the UK midweek, increasing in size around Thursday and Friday. Some of the swell will also spread to France for the end of the week and the weekend.
In the south Atlantic it remains stormy around South Africa. After a lull at first during the period, there will be a large southwesterly swell arriving midweek into the weekend. Look for times when the winds are favourable for the best bodysurfing conditions.
There doesn't appear to be any huge swell heading towards Rio de Janiero for the Bodysurfing World Cup event this week. Still enough waves to be getting on with though.
In the north Pacific there are currently a trio of tropical storms moving west away from Mexico. The tracks of Greg, Irwin and Hilary can all be followed via the Eastern North Atlantic section of the National Hurricane Center, Miami. Look for some larger swell than normal affecting west coasts of Baja and southern California throughout this period. The Wedge is likely to be very busy!
It is especially busy throughout the north Pacific. Over in the west there's also a lot of tropical weather going on. We currently have Typhoon Noru, Tropical Storm Kulap and Tropical Storm Sonca. Thr progress of all these three cyclones can be followed via the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.Taiwan may be in the firing line later in this period from one of them, some dangerous swell very likely to develop around this Typhoon by next weekend!
In the south Pacific there will be some huge westerly swell affecting Chile and Peru most of this period, likely to...
The Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing Championships 2017 are to be followed by an Expression Session - great news for anyone who wishes to have a go at bodysurfing themselves!
The Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing Championships 2017 will take place on Fistral Beach, Newquay over the weekend of 16-17th September, and are to be followed by a Chill Out in the Fistral Beach Bar on Saturday evening.
This will be the first time that the sport of bodysurfing has featured so strongly here in the UK, and on an international level too! Four wildcard entries from abroad are expected to compete alongside twelve competitors from the UK in this, the inaugural Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing Championships 2017.
Slyde Handboards are the main sponsor for the Championships, but with Korev Cornish Lager and the Fistral Beach Bar combining to bring us the Chill Out in the bar later. The balcony of the Fistral Beach Bar is itself is a fantastic arena for viewing the event live as it happens, with the Chill Out taking place inside later.
Now, thanks to Slyde Handboards, SilverLabel and SP Gadgets sponsorship of this Expression Session all spectators at Fistral Beach on Saturday will now have an opportunity to try out bodysurfing for themselves, straight after the Championships finish. Since the advent of handboards and waterproof action cameras the sport has grown in popularity right across the world, increasing the spectacle of the sport immensely, as will be seen from this fun event.
For just £5 spectators can take out a Slyde Handboard (which will be fitted out with SilverLabel waterproof action cameras and SP Gadgets Mounts) and be as adventurous as they want. They can test out their own skills in a 20 minute session all their own with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes.
The videos will be played back later in the Fistral Beach Bar and will be judged by representatives from SilverLabel/SP Gadgets. The best 3 videos will be awarded prizes, and will also receive one year's free membership to the UK Bodysurfing Association.
Contestants will be competing for these fantastic prizes:-
- 1st place – SilverLabel 4K with SP Gadgets mouth mount, pole and case
- 2nd place – SilverLabel 360 with SP mouth mount and case
- 3rd place – SilverLabel 1080p with SP Gadgets case
Prizes for the Expression Session will be presented immediately after the Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing awards ceremony.
- £5 for a 20 minute session
- All participants grant UK Bodysurfing Championships CIC/SilverLabel/SP Gadgets full permission to use their name/ videos in the general promotion of the event and on social media
- All participants will need to sign a disclaimer before entering the water