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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 CIC.
UK Bodysurfing Association affiliate with Surfing England
The UK Bodysurfing Association CIC are proud to announce their affiliation with Surfing England.
The UK Bodysurfing Association CIC was formed in 2016 and has since then been steadily growing the sport across the UK through its active membership scheme.
New members are very welcome to join the UK Bodysurfing Association CIC whilst current members have been able to get together through regular Meet Ups. This is increasingly being organised via social media whereby they have been able to chat together amongst themselves on Messenger, then gather at various locations to make friends and gain expertise.
In conjunction with UK Pro Surf the UK Bodysurfing Association CIC have held an annual UK Bodysurfing Championships at Fistral Beach, Newquay every year since 2017.
The UK Bodysurfing Championships 2020 are scheduled to take place over the weekend of 26-27th September. Further details regarding this year’s event will be published soon.
Although primarily based across England, there are members who represent Wales and Scotland within the group and 4 sub groups now exist within the UK Bodysurfing Association:- Bodysurfing England, Bodysurfing Scotland, Bodysurfing Wales and Bodysurfing Northern Ireland.
Through this newly formed affiliation with Surfing England (the National Governing Body for the sport) the Bodysurfing England section of the UK Bodysurfing Association CIC is recognised as the official body for bodysurfing in England.
The UK Bodysurfing Association CIC are also a founder member of Euro Bodysurf and this newly formed affiliation with Surfing England will enable Bodysurfing England to hold events under this banner too (the member countries consisting of: France, Portugal, Morocco, Spain and the UK).
In order to simplify matters, the annual UK Bodysurfing Championships has recently been incorporated within the UK Bodysurfing Association CIC’s terms of reference.
Surfing England and the UK Bodysurfing Association CIC look forward to working together in order to advance the sport of bodysurfing thereby raising the profile both here and around the globe.
Results -UK Bodysurfing Championships 2019
The UK Bodysurfing Championships 2019 took place on Saturday 7th September at Fistral Beach, Newquay.
Co-organised by the UK Bodysurfing Championships CIC and UKPro Surf, the event went along very smoothly overall.
For a change there was sunshine as well as waves on the day, resulting in greater spectator involvement than has ever been seen before at these events.Previously the event has had the waves, but the weather has not been so kind!
Heats started promptly at 9am to take advantage of the time before and after high tide (1210), followed by semi finals and finals during the early afternoon.
This year (as last year) there was a Men’s Open event, a Men’s Handboard event, as well as a Ladies Final.
Everyone congregated in the Fistral Beach Bar afterwards for a Chill Out and the awards ceremony and prize-giving.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the event, and thanks to everyone involved in putting together another very successful event. A big thank you goes to the ERA lifeguard and the RNLI for all their assistance on the day!
The winners of the finals were:-
Heather Nicholson in the Ladies Final, Sam Gill in the Men’s Open with David Smith coming out winner in the Men’s Handboard division.
Here are the full results:-
Additional support courtesy of Newquay BID