UK Bodysurfing Championships C.I.C.
The UK Bodysurfing Championships C.I.C. is a Community Interest Company registered at Companies House on 28th June 2016. The company has been set up specifically to encourage all those interested in the sport of bodysurfing to join in and compete in an annual Championships.
The first annual UK Bodysurfing Championships are to be held at Fistral Beach, Newquay in 2017, over the weekend of 16th/17th September.
These Championships (officially sponsored by Slyde Handboards) are to be known this year as the Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing Championships.
This one-day event will be a 16 bodysurfer format event with 12 competitors from the UK along with 4 wildcards from overseas. 2 competitors from each 20 minute heat will progress, culminating in a 25 minute final.
We are now on the lookout for bodysurfers from the UK as well as overseas who would be interested in competing in this fantastic inaugural event.
All UK Bodysurfers need to become members of the UK Bodysurfing Association first in order to be considered, whilst overseas competitors can register their interest via the Contact form. As there are only 16 places in total we encourage everyone to either join or get in touch as soon as possible.
Official UK Bodysurfing Championships T-shirts are now available to order online. All profits from the sales of Championships T-shirts go towards holding the Championships! You can help support the Championships by wearing their official T-shirts.
The Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing Championships 2017 have a great list of sponsors for their inaugural event later this year. As a result of this everyone who competes is guaranteed to take home some fantastic prizes.
On top of this Slyde Handboards, SilverLabel and SP Gadgets have combined to sponsor an Expression Session for spectators to take part in themselves. There are some fantastic prizes on offer for this too.
Then, thanks to Korev Cornish Lager and the Fistral Beach Bar there is also a Chill Out in the Fistral Beach Bar on Saturday evening (from 7-9pm) where all the prizes are to be presented. This is in fact a great viewing platform for everything that is going on!
Slyde Handboards have donated 2 top-of-the-range Carbon Fibre Bula Handboards for 1st and 2nd place, whilst there are also likely to be special edition red, white and blue DaFin’s for the top three competitors, normally only available in the USA.
Don’t worry though if not in the top 3 because thanks to Satorial Supplies everyone will take home a DaFin mesh fin goodie bag including a mixture of stickers/caps/t-shirts, and thanks to DMC fins (our most recent sponsor) other competitors will be presented with their own pair of DMC Repellor Fins.
37 Bodysurfing Apparel are also very kindly sponsoring the event. They offer a fantastic range of clothing which is designed specifically by bodysurfers for bodysurfers.
Special Championships T-shirts can also be purchased from the website, some of the proceeds of these going towards organisational costs.
- All UK competitors for the UK Bodysurfing Championships will need to become members of the UK Bodysurfing Association first.
- There are only 16 competitors in total this this years event so it is advisable to join as soon as possible.
- Entry fees are £30 for existing members, £50 for those you haven’t yet joined the Association.
The objectives of the Company are to carry on activities which benefit the community and in particular (without limitation) to:-
(a) Promote and raise the profile of the sport of bodysurfing within the UK.
(b) With friendship and sportsmanship in mind (and taking advantage of all available sponsorship opportunities) to commence and maintain a yearly “UK Bodysurfing Championships”; to be held in Newquay, Cornwall.
(c) To liaise with the UK Pro Surf Tour (UK PST) organisers in order to establish this “UK Bodysurfing Championships”, including deciding upon event locations, judging, PA systems etc, as well as insurance.
(d) To set up a “UK Bodysurfing Championships” awards ceremony.
(e) To exist as a non profit making organisation with all funds being spent in continuing and growing the sport of Bodysurfing within the UK.