When: 8th September 2018, from 10am
Where: Perranporth Beach, Cornwall
£: Free to watch
What is it?
The World Belly Board Championships 2018 will take place on Saturday 8th September at Perranporth Beach in Cornwall.
The popular traditional surf event sees more than 200 people compete in a series of races, using wooden boards which hark from a by-gone era.
The World Belly Board Championships, hosted for the last seven years by The National Trust, has now come full circle, to be hosted once more by its initial founder.
Originally set up in 2003, as a memorial event for the late Arthur Traveller, The WBBC has always been about tradition; a nostalgic event, celebrating surf heritage. This year, The National Trust have decided to hand the championships back to the initial founder and personal friend of Arthur Traveller, Martyn ‘Turnip’ Ward.
The aim of the event is to gather together the lovers of traditional belly boarding and surf, in order to raise donations and awareness for the RNLI, the organisation that saves lives at sea.
The opening ceremony will take place at 12pm, with the championships beginning at 1pm. There will be prizes for the best board artwork, best vintage board, best vintage costume, best trick and longest ride. Following the competition, there will also be live music to enjoy.
The event is free to attend and there will be stalls and entertainment throughout the day. Perranporth’s The Watering Hole, will provide the live music and entertainment for participants and spectators of the nostalgic event over the weekend.