- 06 September 2012 | Bodyboarding
The British Bodyboard Club Tour 2012 has been forced to extend the competition into 2013, due to constant lack of swell.
British bodyboarders have been really unlucky. Waves only come before and after scheduled events. So, the British Bodyboard Club committee has taken a radical step to save the season.
"Everyone knows just how frustrating it's been for us trying to get events run this year", reveals Chairman Rich Hall. "We've had contestable conditions within a few days either side of the scheduled dates, but not when we've needed it. Therefore we've taken the decision to extend the tour into 2013".
This means there will be champions crowned in the Open, Drop-Knee and Women divisions for the 2012/2013 season. The 2013/2014 season will kick off in September 2013.
"An ever compressing 2012 competition window meant that we were having to stretch ourselves too thin and we had concerns that some riders might not be able to make all the events. So, whilst it's a change from the norm, we feel it represents the best solution in the circumstances. It also means that we will also hopefully be able to schedule the Welsh event back in", adds Hall.
The Bodyboard HQ Porthtowan Classic, which incorporates the British Nationals age divisions (U14, U16, U18, O28 and O35), will still run on its scheduled date, and it will decide the Age champions for 2012.
However, it will now become the first event in the 2012/2013 Tour, which will stretch from September 2012 to June 2013. The revised 2012/2013 British Bodyboard Club Tour schedule is:
Event 1: 22-23 September 2012 – Bodyboard HQ Porthtowan Classic
Event 2: 5-7 October 2012 – The Causeway Coast Surf Festival, Portrush
Event 3: 13-14 October 2012 – The Harbour wall Frenzy, Portreath
Event 4: TBA 2013 – The Pit MP Encounter, Mawgan Porth
Event 5: Easter 2013 – The Welsh Showdown, Rest Bay
Event 6: June 2013 – The Bodyboard Depot Wedge Airshow, Tolcarne