- 17 September 2010 | Bodyboarding
The countdown to the culmination of the Auto-Sleepers British Bodyboard Tour is well underway, with the final event on the 4 competition tour (the British Nationals) looming large on the horizon.
The Auto-Sleepers Nationals are scheduled for the 2-3 October at Porthtowan and feature the usual wealth of divisional competitions, with opportunities to compete from under 14 right through to the over 35s.
Rich Hall said: “The 2010 Auto-Sleepers Tour has been a fantastic success so far, 3 different events in varying conditions have given us 3 different winners. The result at the Overhead Wedge comp has blown the tour wide open, and left as many as a dozen riders still in contention for the title”.
The ASG tour has attracted nearly 60 different competitors representing all of the home nations and drawn web coverage across the globe; being featured on sites as far afield as New Zealand, South Africa and Chile.
With a £3,000 prize pot the British Nationals are still reputed to be the most rewarding National Championships in Europe, and attract a diverse spectrum of sponsors.
Alongside main event sponsors Auto-Sleepers, sit local businesses like the Beach Hotel, Blue Bar and Beach Café right in Porthtowan. With them are Brit bodyboard names like Rob Barbers Bodyboard School and ThreeSixty; through to internationally renowned brands such as NMD, Alder, Churchill and Found Boards.
External interest is still strong, with Collection House and CW Harwood maintaining their support for the sport.
The full divisional line-ups are: Open, Womens and Drop-Knee; under 14, under 16, under 18, over 28, and over 35.