Bodysurfing World Tour
Here are all the details, provided by the IBSA.
The IBSA BodySurfing World Tour will feature both Open Men and Open Women divisions and are held in two stages.
The first stage, the BodySurfing World Tour Qualifying Series, are to be held in different regional areas including:
- North America;
- Latin America (South and Central America);
- Polynesia (Hawaii and Tahiti);
Competitions with the BodySurfing World Tour Qualifying Series label take place throughout the year, and a ranking is established at the end of the season. The top-ranked bodysurfers from each regional area then represent their region in the Bodysurfing World Tour Finals. The qualifying system for men is based on the top 8 ranked BWT QS bodysurfers, with 4 being the highest-ranked and 4 selected from each national community. For women, the top 4 ranked BWT QS bodysurfers are selected, with 2 being the highest-ranked and 2 selected from each national community.
The second stage, in the following year, the BodySurfing World Tour Finals, bring together the top ranked bodysurfers from each region, as well as bodysurfers who receive wild cards (8 for open men and 6 for open women) awarded by the IBSA. A total of 48 men and 24 women showcase their skills in this competition.
Otter Handplane Workshop at The Wave!
Our friends at Otter Surfboards will be hosting a one-day handplane workshop at The Wave, Bristol. Spend a few hours learning to craft your own handplane and end the day with a fun bodysurfing group session.
A recent group bodysurfing session attended by UK Bodysurfing Association members to The Wave proved a very popular event, so a group session with the opportunity to craft your own handplane as well sounds like double heaven.
Spaces are likely to be limited. Make sure you don’t miss out by following the links below and be the first to know when bookings go live!