Welcome to Bodysurfing – the home of worldwide bodysurfing specific forecasts, videos, blogs, kit, and more. Read about the history of bodysurfing, essentials for the sport, and keep up to date with latest news and events.
Latest bodysurfing conditions
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. An annual UK Bodysurfing Championships is held at Fistral Beach, Newquay.
Mike Bushell taken ill
Mike Bushell, who created a media sensation earlier this year by falling into a swimming pool whilst interviewing our Commonwealth Games swimmers out at the Gold Coast, Australia is to have a go at the sport of Bodysurfing – but this will now be put of to a date in the future – due to illness.
Mike, best known as the BBC Breakfast’s main sports presenter, is a very active individual and currently holds the Guiness Book of World Records for attempting the greatest number of different sports, which we believe is now well over 450.
“Bodysurfing is one sport I have never tried”, and says he is looking forward to giving it a go ahead of the DMC Fins UK Bodysurfing Championships 2018, taking place at Fistral Beach, Newquay on Saturday 22nd September.
Filming did still go ahead though (but for BBC Spotlight instead) with well known sports presenter Andy Birkett, and featured in the local and late news on Wednesday 19th September.
For purists, the sport of Bodysurfing predates surfing as it is the art of surfing waves without any boards (before boards were ever created) – although these days there are a multitude of small handplanes out there to provide a little bit of extra lift along the wave. The advent of waterproof cameras (which can be fitted to the handplanes) allow the bodysurfer to record their ride on the crest of a wave. This should appeal to the younger participants as well as seasoned pros.
The interview with Mike is still to go ahead at a later date. Mike says his aim throughout is to get people off of their sofas and out doing things, so we hope this will prove a spark in getting more people out trying the sport of bodysurfing.
The DMC Fins UK Bodysurfing Championships 2018.
The official poster for the event (created by local artist Neil Butler) really gives a feel for what this event is all about, (hopefully) large waves being surfed with the barest minimum of equipment – you versus the ocean.
This years event is open to competitors from all around the world and the UK Bodysurfing Championships. Bodds Active Swimwear are sponsoring the Ladies final.
There will be an event for those with handboards and another for those without!
Please go to UK Bodysurfing Championships for further details.
Posters and T-Shirts
The DMC Fins UK Bodysurfing Championships 2018 will take place at Fistral Beach, Newquay on 22-23rd September.
If you would like a momento of the event there are posters and t-shirts available to order. Both feature this fantastic artwork by Neil Butler.
To order a poster go to DMC Fins UK Bodysurfing Championships 2018 posters and for a t-shirt go to DMC Fins UK Bodysurfing Championships 2018 t-shirts.