Constantine Bay: the water may be cold

The 2011 British Bodyboard Club Tour is near the end, with only two bodyboarding contests to be run in the land of Her Majesty The Queen.

The Pit/NMD North Kernow Challenge will be surfed, between 24th-25th September, at Constantine Bay. This is the first time the BBC has run an event at Constantine.

“We haven’t got the luxury of a 10-day waiting period but with both days of the weekend available we’ll go with the best day for bodyboarding”, reveals Alex Ledbrooke, from the BBC.

Hot on the tail of the Constantine event is the Bodyboard HQ British Nationals, at Porthtowan, over the weekend of 8th-9th October. The traditional culmination of the competition season will see the biggest competitor crowd of the year meet for the Nationals, in what should again be a hotly contested weekend.

The event will see the culmination of the Auto Sleepers Tour in the Open, Women’s and DK divisions, with five other age specific titles up for grabs – Under 14, Under 16, Under 18, Seniors and Masters.

“It’s a busy few weeks for us now with the season having been compressed and the Euro’s wedged into the middle; but everything is coming together nicely and it looks like it’s going to be a great end to the Tour. With the drop-one-event format the titles are still wide open and there’s everything to play for”, says Rich Hall, from the BBC.

"there have been some further developments on the Tour winner’s sponsorship prize and as soon as we manage to flesh out what support we have from Surfing GB we’ll be able to go public with what our plans are”, he adds.

Entry forms for the Bodyboard HQ British Nationals are now available online. Enter early to avoid disappointment, as usual beach entries will only be taken if there is room in the heats. Beach entries in the Open will usually be seeded at the bottom of the draw.