Bodysurfing

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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.

Find out about the Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing Championships 2017, taking place at Fistral Beach, Newquay.

DaFin to Sponsor UK Championships

UK Bodysurfing Championships C.I.C.

The UK Bodysurfing Championships C.I.C. are very pleased to announce that DaFin will also be sponsoring their Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing Championships 2017, taking place this September in Newquay, Cornwall.

DaFin produce some of the best, most responsive, bodysurfing fins in the world, and it is a great pleasure to know that they are also fully behind the UK's efforts to get bodysurfing fully recognised as a sport.

Bill from Satorial Supplies (their UK Distributor) is offering 3 pairs of DaFin bodysurfing fins as prizes for the event as well as goodie bags for all competitors.

Slyde Handboards (key sponsors) are already providing Bula Handboards for all competitors to use, as well as 2 top of the range Carbon Bula Handboards as prizes for the winner and runner up.

Join the UK Bodysurfing Association in order to be invited to regular Meet Ups around the many popular beaches of SW England. It's the ideal opportunity to meet fellow bodysurfers, talk bodysurfing, and gain expertise - ahead of these inaugural Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing Championships 2017! These Meet Ups will assist in selecting the best bodysurfers from the UK to compete against 4 wildcards entries from overseas.

As well as the Championships.....

Global Swell Outlook

13th to 19th March 2017:-

The Swell Outlook for the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans - including prospects for tropical cyclone development.

Global Swell Outlook

Atlantic Ocean:-

In the north Atlantic the largest swell of the week heads for Scotland, the moderate southwesterly swell (already here) becoming a very large southwesterly swell from mid-week onwards. There will be some useable swell to the south of this though, so some other sheltered beaches of western Britain should do well, especially as the winds will be more favourable in these parts than further north.

There will be an excellent northwesterly to northerly swell and great waves all week for western Iberia, Morocco and the Canaries. This continues the excellent conditions seen here recently.

Over in the western north Atlantic, and an area of low pressure will soon develop off the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S.A. This will lead to some excellent swell throughout New England early this week, with offshore winds!  Look out for some very cold sea temperatures though!

In the south Atlantic there will...

Slyde Handboards Championships Ambassador

The Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing Championships 2017 now has its very own Slyde Ambassador on board, ready and willing to help promote the Championships going forward.

The Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing Championships are due to take place for the very first time later this year, at Fistral Beach, Newquay over the weekend of 16-17th September. Ben Schofield will be a fantastic addition to the organisational team

Ben (who’s blog is The Water Boy), is already well established as an official Slyde Pro Ambassador but will be able to add his Slyde knowledge to help promote this event through various social media channels - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as via the Championships own blog page.

Ben Schofield - Slyde Handboards UK Bodysurfing Championships Ambassador

Ben (based on the South Coast, Dorset) also intends to compete on the day, so will be well placed to talk to fellow competitors, the media and any visitors who attend the event that weekend.

If you want to follow Ben:-

  • Facebook: ben.schofield3 or The Waterboy
  • Instagram: @th3waterboy
  • Twitter: @th3_waterboy
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