2019 English National Adaptive Surfing Open called ON!
We are stoked to officially call the 2019 English National Adaptive Surfing Open ON! Please read the important information below for the schedule of activities running over Saturday & Sunday. We are totally chuffed that as of 2019 this event has more than doubled in size & we are so excited to welcome some of the best adaptive surfers from across the world to Fistral Beach, Cornwall.
With the competition growing exponentially, we are excited for a two-day event with sunshine forecast across the weekend and waves forecast for Sunday. The weekend will start with a Saturday workshop on Adaptive Surfing, giving Surf Coaches and Adaptive volunteers a great insight into how surfing can be adapted to be inclusive for all. This workshop is led by industry experts Surfability UK and has been funded by our partners, The Wave. This will see the community upskilled and is a great Coach Development opportunity for Surfing England Surf Coaches as we strive to see more growth in Adaptive Surfing in England.
Saturday afternoon will then see our Aloha Welcome event offering the surfers an opportunity to come together & meet some of the team & volunteers who will be supporting on Sunday. Volunteers will then be supporting and facilitating a ‘free surf/paddle’ before we head to Fistral Beach Bar for a complimentary Korev.
Following this will be a full days Adaptive Surfing competition on the Sunday where we warmly welcome surfers from Hawaii, Australia, South Africa and other countries to the Cornish shores. Due to the growth of the event we are calling for extra volunteers to help with water safety cover and assisting surfers on and off the beach with the use of beach wheelchairs. The Sunday will be split into 2 sessions for this, morning and afternoon (volunteers are also welcomed to stay the whole day). Please see here to register for a session.
The volunteers confirmed on the Saturday workshop & adaptive surfers/competitors will also receive direct email confirmation but please see below the schedules for the weekend.
The event is free so come & watch! We welcome anyone to come down, watch the action & enjoy a weekend on the beach with us!
We thank the partners that will be onsite including Stance, Surfability UK CIC, Wave Project & Surfers Against Sewage. We also thank those supporting the event who will be onsite including a huge thank you to The Wave for making this event possible & our headline partners of Korev Lager & Caravan and Motorhome Club. Thank you to our supporting partners Surfdome, GoPro, dryrobe, Pacsafe, Quiksilver, Roxy, O’Neill, Gul Wetsuits, Jolly Brown & Fistral Beach / Fistral Beach Bar for hosting us. Thank you also to the Atlantic Hotel for hosting our Adaptive Workshop.