There are a number of bodysurfing competitions held around the world, from Hawaii and California to France, Australia, South Africa and Brazil.
The 2017 Huntington Beach Bodysurfing & Handboard Championships took place earlier this year in southern California.
Celebrating their 10th anniversary, this 3 day event started on Friday 11th August going through the weekend, with about 250 participants competing. As there were so many taking part there were various categories, so an event for everyone.These Championships were held just a week before the Oceanside World Bodysurfing Championships, so are a great way to test out the prevailing surf conditions ahead of the world’s!
More information can be found at Chubascos Bodysurfing.
The second ever Garage Handplanes (Body Bash) took place at Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia over the weekend 4-5th March 2017. This is just a part of the much larger Noosa Festival of Surfing week.
The World Bodysurfing Championships are held each year in Oceanside, California, whilst the Pipeline Bodysurfing Classic is held each year at the Banzai Pipeline on the north Shore of the island of Oahu, first held back in 1971.
Australia hold the Flat Rock Bodysurfing Invitational in April.
The inaugural Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing Championships were held at Fistral Beach, Newquay over the weekend of 16/17th September 2017, with the next Championships taking place on 22nd-23rd September 2018.
- UK Bodysurfing Championships – Newquay, Cornwall (22nd-23rd September 2018)