If you’ve been watching the charts you wont be surprised to learn that yet again, for the sixth time this year a BBC date has coincided with flat flat flat conditions!

British Bodyboarding gains nothing from running in small conditions, riders don’t enjoy it, judges don’t enjoy judging it and sponsors don’t get the great photos associated with the events they deserve.

We’ll try again on the back-up date.

The Bodyboard HQ Porthtowan Classic looms large on the horizon.

3-4 November sees the much anticipated Bodyboard HQ Porthtowan Classic (incorporating the British Nationals age divisions).  The biggest single event in the bodyboard calendar sees competitors from the breadth of the British Isles flock to the secluded North Cornwall coastal village.

Headline sponsor Dave Heard of Portreath based Bodyboard HQ said “we had a great time and great feedback last year, which convinced us to back the event again.  We’re all about making sure we support the sport at its grass roots level and this is an ideal way to do this”. He continued “look out for further exciting news coming soon too….!”

The fall-back for the event is now the 3-4 November, and given the way the conditions have treated us this year competitors would be wise to block this out in their diaries too.

As usual the competition is also supported by local businesses including The Blue Bar who host the Saturday evening gathering and Seasmith Images.  The Beach Hotel will again be open for competitors and spectators alike.

Divisional sponsors for the British Nationals element of the weekend include NMD, CW Harwood & Co and The Bodyboard Depot; alongside Alder Bodyboards who are sponsoring both of the two most senior divisions this year.

The competitors in the Open, DK and Women’s divisions will be looking to put down an early marker in the Auto-Sleepers Tour and take advantage of the 500 Tour points on offer.  Online entry forms are available at beach entries will only be taken if there is room in the heats, so don’t delay.