English National Tag Team Bodyboard Championships

The first was held at Fistral on Sunday 27th of July. Sponsored by Rob Barber's Bodyboarding School, teams were attracted from west Cornwall, Plymouth and three teams from Newquay.

While the waves were a little small (in the two foot region) for the bodyboarders to launch into any real aerobatic moves there was some technical riding with stand outs being Ex British Champions Joe Franklin and Bjorn Storey.

The final saw the team representing The Chy Bar battle it out with the Rob Barber's Bodyboarding School's team.

After the first riders from each team had left the water the Bodyboard School team took the lead with Aidan Salmon winning the exchange with a good spin roll combo. Rob Barber and Joe Franklin built on the lead and Bjorn Storey closed the deal with a double whammy ride of 6 points.

Head Judge Sam Buckle commented "It was a great turn out and the contestants were in great spirits, for the first time we have a national tag teams champion, we're looking to build on the event and make it even bigger next year."

The results were
1. Rob Barber's Bodyboarding School
2. The Chy Bar
3. Kernow Bodyboarding
4. Sunset Surf.


SOURCE: UK Bodyboarding