Auto-Sleepers Porthtowan

After two aborted attempts, it finally looks like the planned date for the Auto-Sleepers British Nationals will coincide with a swell forecast to do the competition justice. Therefore, we are aiming to proceed with the headline Open Division of the competition this Sunday the 16th of November.

Early indications are of a 7-8ft swell set to produce some very contestable waves, along with a change from the persistent rain of recent weeks.

Check-in at Porthtowan will be from 8am onwards, with the first heats hitting the water at 9am.

With £1,000 for 1st place, £500 for 2nd, £250 for 3rd and £150 for 4th, the £2k prize pot is burning a hole in the BBC coffers; so make sure you’re there either to compete or see the new National Champion walk away with a grand in his pocket.

Any original entrants who did not make the first check-in are invited to join the official reserve list, but you must complete an entry form if you have not already done so.

Colin Van Dongen’s bodyboard documentary ‘Don’t Stop Dreaming’ will preview at the Blue Bar on Saturday (either during lunch or after the event) so make sure you don’t miss that either.

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