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World Bellyboard Championships

September 4, 2016

A very simple, back-to-basics competition with no wetsuits, no leashes and no swim fins. A bit of wood and a swimsuit is all you need.

The 11th annual World Bellyboard Championships is organised and hosted by the National Trust and is a celebration of all things connected with the art of riding traditional wooden boards. No wetsuits, only bathing costumes are allowed which means many competitors arrive in glorious vintage bathing costumes, each competitor competes in a heat in several categories including Juniors (U 60’s) Seniors (Over 60’s) To maximise scoring potential the Judges analyze the following elements when scoring waves: Length of ride, directional changes with flow, wave speed and glide, innovative and progressive manoeuvres, style, finesse and enjoyment.

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September 4, 2016