UK Bodysurfing Championships C.I.C.
The first annual UK Bodysurfing Championships 2017 were held at Fistral Beach, Newquay on Saturday 16th September, sponsored by Slyde Handboards.
This one-day event was a 20 bodysurfer format event with 16 competitors from the UK alongside 4 wildcards from overseas. 2 competitors from each 20 minute heat progressed, culminating in a 25 minute final (see full report).
- All UK competitors for the UK Bodysurfing Championships need to become members of the UK Bodysurfing Association
- All competitors will be required to use the Slyde Handboards provided by our key sponsor, thus creating a level playing field
- There were 20 competitors in total in this years event, with more competitors and categories planned for 2018
- Full event rules can be viewed at UK Bodysurfing Championships – Judging and Judging Criteria
Objectives of the UK Bodysurfing Championships C.I.C.
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.