Membership

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A non profit community interest company set up to encourage U.K. bodysurfers to unite, form friendships, and gain expertise at bodysurfing.

All members will be invited to attend regular Meet Ups, to be organised and run by Jack Middleton and Andy Bodenham. There are now two Juniors Memberships – for those aged 18 and under.

Information regarding Meet Ups, blogs etc. can be found within the (members only) section of the website, but will also be passed on to members via e-mail and the UK Bodysurfing Association Facebook Page – Events.

Level Price  
U.K. Bodysurfing Association C.I.C. £20.00 now.
Membership expires after 365 Days.
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U.K. Bodysurfing Association C.I.C. (Juniors - under 19) £15.00 now.
Membership expires after 365 Days.
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U.K. Bodysurfing Association C.I.C. (Juniors - under 15) £10.00 now.
Membership expires after 365 Days.
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Membership now includes insurance cover along with other benefits (such as a 25% discount off Slyde Handboards). It is intended that a proportion of membership fees will go towards the organising costs for the U.K. Bodysurfing Championships.

Note:- The UK Bodysurfing Association has no liability for anyone else who happens to be there on the day – if any non-members join in they must sign a UK Bodysurfing Association – Disclaimer Form. If intending to come along for a taster session please can the disclaimer form be printed off, filled in in advance, and brought along on the day.

It is anticipated that the Meet Ups will assist in selecting bodysurfers for direct entry into the U.K. Bodysurfing Championships, which are to be held at Newquay, Cornwall, on the weekend of 22nd/23rd September 2018.

Please note that membership is intended primarily for bodysurfers based in the U.K.

Meet Ups will be organised and run by Jack Middleton and Andy Bodenham, who between them have a great amount of bodysurfing experience.

 

Jack Middleton

Born and raised in Cornwall with its rugged cliffs, powerful waves, secret coves and beautiful sandy beaches, surfing has always been in my blood. This, combined with a background of competitive swimming, and bodysurfing was the obvious progression! After a friend introduced me and my girlfriend, Brogen, to this alternative form of wave riding, we were hooked!

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Jack and Brogan

Becoming a bit of a hoarder for handplanes and fins, and helped no end by Dave at Garage Handplanes, bodysurfing became all consuming. After a recent trip to the World Bodysurfing Championships at Oceanside, California, we were blown away with how big bodysurfing was in the many countries represented there and how unified it was within them with several competitions a year, regular meet-ups and even bodysurfing clubs.

With this in mind, Frogslegz was born. A place for all things bodysurfing in the UK; clothing, handplanes, fins, photos, stories…

We are very excited to be working with the UK Bodysurfing Championships C.I.C. to bring together the hardcore group of underground charging bodysurfers in the UK by organising monthly meet ups and, of course, the UK Bodysurfing Championships!

Happy Slyding!

Andy Bodenham

An experienced bodysurfer, I having bodysurfed in many countries around the world, over a good many years.

I gained my avid interest in the sport from an early age whilst growing up in San Diego, where I started to hone my skills. Over the years I have continued to bodysurf whenever opportunities arise, anywhere, anytime there have been decent swell and sizable waves, gradually gaining more expertise.

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Andy on a beach

To compliment this early interest in the sport I became very interested in weather forecasting and joined the UK Met Office. Over a long career I steadily advanced to become an experienced weather forecaster within the Operations Centre, Exeter, forecasting all aspects of the weather – on a  global scale! During this career I spent time as the UK Shipping Forecaster, also working for a period within the Storm Tides monitoring section. HI have also been heavily involved with the prediction and tracking of tropical cyclones – in both hemispheres.

I am passionate about the sport of bodysurfing, and avidly want to raise the profile of it internationally, but especially here in the U.K.! To that end I established Bodysurfing, which has proved crucial in being able to advance bodysurfing to the next level.

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