English Surfing Events
The English Surfing Federation organises and runs its annual English Surfing National Championships as one of the UK’s highest profile events. We also provide an event service and support a selection of events from elite to grass roots level.
Our aim with events, whether we run or support them, is to ensure surfers with an interest in competing are provided with a structured and fair opportunity to do so. We pride ourselves on the professional approach we take and ensure fair play and enjoyment by using a high standard of event staff, qualified judges and event infrastructure. We recognise the need for a platform for elite performers to compete on; but we also encourage grass roots surfing events that reward teams, and encourage those who want to compete for fun.
We aim to cater for surfers of all ages, body types, abilities, disciplines and genders. Our events operate annually and we are working to develop a clear pathway for progression from junior to senior competitive surfing.
All our events are listed on the calendar below and if you know of a surf related event and would like it advertised on our calendar then please do so.
: The Natty Surf Jam:
The Natty Surf Jam:
The Natty Surf Jam is a one day charity surf festival, hosting a Longboarding Competition at Fistral Beach followed by a night of live music at Whiskers Bar and Venue in Newquay, Cornwall.
The event has been organized in memory of local surfer Nathaniel Loney, who tragically took his own life last year after a long term battle with mental health illnesses at just 25 years old. His sister, Meghann Loney, decided to put on this event to commemorate him and to raise awareness of these issues in the hope of making a positive change within the local community.
The main goal of this event is to raise awareness and support for young people battling against mental health illnesses, and to help them get appropriate treatment early. This year we are working with the local cornish charity 'The Invictus Trust' (http://www.invictustrust.co.uk) to help them achieve their goal of installing a treatment facility in Truro.
We also want to represent SOBS http://uk-sobs.org.uk
- This organization offers support and counseling for families of loved ones after suicide and helps to walk them through the grieving process.
The Longboarding Competition will take place on Saturday April 1st at Fistral Beach, and will be hosted by Christian Surfers UK http://www.christiansurfers.co.uk
The competition will have two main divisions: an Open Men's and Women's longboarding competition. We are also running an 'Expression Session' between heats so that all board users can get involved, as we want this event to be an inclusive, eclectic celebration of surf culture, not just Longboarding!
Entry for the competition will be £20 per contestant and will include breakfast and lunch, hot and cold drinks, a free tee-shirt, a professional chiropractor check-up/massage and also free entry the evening event at Whiskers which is ticketed at £8 in advance and £10 on the door. After covering costs all proceeds will be donated between the charities. Entry to the 'Expression Session' will be donation based on the day of the event on a first come first serve basis.
To level out the prize giving all competitors names will be put into a hat then drawn into fantasy surf teams with at least one professional or experienced surfer in each team. The team with the most collective scored points will win prizes from the sponsors. This way its fair on all ability levels of surfing.
After the contest we have a host of great musicians/artists at Whiskers playing until late, along with hosting the competition's prize-giving. Musicians include Meghann Loney's BBC award winning band 'Wildwood Kin' (a recent favorite of BBC Introducing), so don't miss out on tickets! Here is a recent Video of them playing a brand new track for BBC Introducing at Maida Vale Studios http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04sdbw5
along with their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/wildwoodkin
We also have booked Abbie Piper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzfTUTXS0kE
Here is a link from where you can buy tickets:
Here is a link for the competitors entry portal:
More information or want to get involved or make a pledge then get in touch with the team.
The Natty Surf Jam Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1837432336470820/
Surf Jam Volunteers Facebook public group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1686231175008869/
Whisker's music and presentation evening tickets: http://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-natty-surf-jam
The competitors entry portal: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/natty-surf-jam-competitors-entry-portal-tickets-32232666774?aff=eac