2018 English Adaptive Surfing Open

2018 English Adaptive Surfing Open

June 30th 2018 – Fistral Beach, Cornwall

Surfing England, its partners and sponsors are proud to bring you our 2018 English Adaptive Surfing Open. Following on from the success of last years’ inaugural event we welcome adaptive surfers and volunteers to Fistral Beach in Cornwall on Saturday 30th June 2018. Organisers also invite Surfing England affiliated Surf Clubs and Accredited Surf Schools/coaches to an introductory adaptive experience, with professional training, coaching and workshops designed to increase adaptive surfing experience, opportunity and inclusivity in our community.

The event comes at a significant time with the continued development of our English adaptive surfing surfing programme and in line with the global momentum for the discipline, including the World Adaptive Surfing Games and the new European Adaptive Championships later this year.

The event will see adaptive surfers united in a common love for surfing, and with the goal of taking open and national surfing titles, whilst having fun and competing against their peers, in divisions identified by their surfing functional ability; Assisted; Prone; Sitting/Kneeling; Standing & Open.

Surfing England aim to raise the profile and opportunity for adaptive surfing and build off the important work being done by many surfing organisations across the world.  Surfing England see Adaptive Surfing as an integral part of a ‘Healthy English Surfing Community’ and an area that they want to celebrate and grow – as their second Adaptive event they hope to learn and provide a day of inclusivity, rivalry and enjoyment.

The criteria for surfers to participate can be seen here: CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA 

If a surfer has any query over eligibility to participate please contact us and detail your case for entry and this will be reviewed by the entry committee: Send to Nick@surfingengland.org

To enter please click the event link and purchase your entry in your chosen division. All spectators’ welcomed, free entry and no tickets required.

COMPETITION ENTRY – click to enter here

Entry costs £5 per surfer and closes on Monday June 25th at 5pm. Entry is based on first come first served and may be limited depending on entry numbers. Surfers must be a member of Surfing England or another surfing federation. Join from £15 a year here: JOIN Surfing England


Surfers are expected to use the correct equipment (including surfboard and wetsuit), these are to be in line with ISA rules and ISA Adaptive Rules. Wave Skis are permitted in the sitting and assisted divisions only – please notify event organisers if you intend to use a Wave ski. If a surfer is unsure on the eligibility of their equipment please contact the event organisers.

A judging talk will be given to all competitors on the day and in advance of competition starting. Running orders and plans will be confirmed in the week of the event, we are hoping to run the volunteer training opportunity throughout the morning and surfing competition throughout the afternoon, but this is subject to change.

The judging criteria is taken from the ISA Adaptive Rulebook which can be seen below.

Surfers interested in joining our English Adaptive Team programme to compete at European or World Adaptive should register their interest with programme manager Andy Joyce via adaptiveteam@surfingengland.org. Eligibility policy for England can be viewed below.

Surfing England English Team Eligibility Policy

– ISA Adaptive Rulebook

Thank you to sponsors The Wave, Caravan & Motorhome Club, Korev Lager, Surfdome, Jeep, GoPro, Pacsafe, Dryrobe, Stance, Pukka Herbs, Hippeas, Quiksilver, Roxy, 100% Surfing Techniques, O’Neill, Gul & Jolly Brown.

Thank you to our event partners – Surfabilty UK and The Wave Project.  & Fistral Beach for hosting.

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