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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.

Find out about the Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing Championships 2017, taking place at Fistral Beach, Newquay.

Newquay BID

The UK Bodysurfing Championships are to benefit from the assistance of Newquay BID as they approach their inaugural Championships at Fistral Beach this September.

As well as providing event funding as part of their Strategic Priority – ‘Creating a more vibrant Newquay’, Newquay BID are also able to assist with marketing and event guidance, alongside promotion through numerous social media channels. The UK Bodysurfing Championships are very excited to have them on board!

Sponsored by Slyde Handboards, the Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing Championships 2017 will take place over the weekend of 16-17th September. Alongside the Championships themselves there will also be a fun event for spectators to take part in, followed by a Chill Out for everyone in the nearby Fistral Beach Bar.

Mark this date down in your diaries to come along and see the action, with the opportunity to get involved yourself.

The UK Bodysurfing Championships are also being sponsored by Da Fin, DMC Repellor Fins and 37 Bodysurfing Apparel.

UK Bodysurfing Championships are thrilled to be bringing their exciting sport to world famous Fistral Beach, and are sure that it will become a regular event in the town for years to come.

Global Swell Outlook

22nd to 28th May 2017:-

The Swell Outlook for the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans - including prospects for tropical cyclone development.

Global Swell Outlook

Atlantic Ocean:-

In the north Atlantic there is very little swell this week for European coasts, high pressure holding most of the swell out in mid Atlantic.

Over on the west coast of America things are much better with some swell developing off the east coast especially from mid week onward as an area of low pressure moves up the eastern seaboard.

There's also some swell developing in the southern Caribbean later this week, possibly associated with tropical low formation. Watch out for potential warnings from the N.H.C. later (see link below).

In the south Atlantic there will be plenty of swell this week for South American coasts, from Argentina all the way up to Brazil. The swell is only likely to increase in size as the week goes by! South Africa will also see some good swell and waves most of this week.

Pacific Ocean:-

In the north Pacific it is a fairly quiet week for the west coast of North America, not much happening here. Hawaii also becomes quiet after a good sized northwesterly swell event early on this week.

In the south Pacific New Zealand has been very wild these past few days, but it does become somewhat less unsettled. There will still be some good sized swell all week though, with great bodysurfing waves on favoured beaches.

Some huge southwesterly swell will hit the far south of South America this week, leading to some great conditions for bodysurfing in Chile and Peru.

Indian Ocean:-

In the north Indian Ocean there will be some swell along the Somalia coast, although some long period southwesterly swell heading towards Indonesia is far more exciting news. This is due to arrive from mid-week onward.

Elsewhere, very large swell will spread to...

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