Surf competitions are tremendous fun, and are a great way to meet like-minded paddlers and improve your personal skills. We have an annual programme of competitions at some of the best surf breaks around the country, and offer a warm and friendly welcome to all newcomers. There are separate classes for ladies, masters (over 40), juniors (under 18) and newcomers.
The Open class is virtually unrestricted and will allow and cover all the different kayak lengths and hull designs that the International class does not cover; including all forms of plastic kayaks (wave skis and sit-on tops are not allowed).
Comprehensive information about competition rules, competition dates, entry forms, surf forecasts and surf courses can be found on the BCU Surf website. As a guide entry fees are around £6-00 per event and you should enter 14 days prior to the event (late entries are around £8-00). There is always a Thursday evening phone-in 7-10pm before an event to check that there are suitable surf conditions for the competition to run. Some events will again have two possible venues, to be decided at the Thursday phone-in. The phone-in will let you know the venue and sign on time and accommodation details for the event.
Looking forward to seeing you in the Surf
Chairman, BCU Surf Committee Email
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