Spectating at the English Adaptive Surfing Open – what’s the day look like?
Next week sees the return of our English Adaptive Surfing Open competition. We welcome the best English and International Adaptive surfers to join us at The Wave, Bristol on Thursday 7th July. Athletes will be joining us from as far as South Africa, Israel, France, and Canada. The day is looking action packed with nine different divisions of para surfing competition throughout, complete with local DJs, and food and drinks being served into the evening.
Check out the action from 2021 to see what’s in store!
Everyone is invited to join us and you can buy your spectator pass here: https://www.thewave.com/spectator-pass/
Keep involved with the day… The schedule of the day is as follows:
|8 am||Athletes start arriving on site|
|11am – 2pm||CONTEST: 6 x 25 min heats surfing on both sides of the Wave pool|
|2pm – 3pm||Lunch Break|
|3pm – 6pm||CONTEST: 6 x 25 min heats surfing on both sides of the Wave pool|
|6.30pm||PRESENTATIONS: Prizes handed out followed by a celebration of the Event Day|
Athletes will be surfing on the Advanced setting of the Wave. Everyone will have the chance to surf 6 waves on the right-hand side, and 6 waves on the left-hand side, with the top scores of each set being added together. Final scores will be marked out of 20.
As Para Surfing is beckoned closer to being included at future Paralympics, we will be aligning closely with Para Surfing’s official classifications. The event will follow ISA Adaptive Surfing competition regulations with the following nine Para surfing sport classes running:
|Para Surfing Stand 1||Any surfer who rides a wave in a standing position with an upper limb amputation or congenital or impairment equivalent or short stature.|
|Para Surfing Stand 2||Any surfer who rides a wave in a standing position with a below the knee amputation or congenital or impairment equivalent, or leg length difference.|
|Para Surfing Stand 3||Any surfer who rides a wave in a standing position with an above the knee amputation or both lower extremity amputations or congenital or impairment equivalent.|
|Para Surfing Kneel||Any surfer who rides a wave in a kneeling or sitting without paddle position with an above the knee amputation or both lower limb amputations or congenital or impairment equivalent.|
|Para Surfing Sit||Any surfer who rides the wave in a sitting position that does NOT require assistance paddling into a wave and getting back on the board safely.|
|Para Surfing Prone 1||Any surfer who rides the wave in a prone position that does NOT require assistance paddling into a wave and getting back on the board safely.|
|Para Surfing Prone 2||Any surfer who rides the wave in a prone position that DOES require assistance in the water, paddling into a wave, and getting back on the board safely.|
|Para Surfing Vision Impairment 1||Any surfer who rides a wave in a standing position with IBSA classification Level B1.|
|Para Surfing Vision Impairment 2||Any surfer who rides a wave in a standing position with IBSA classification Level B2 and Level B3.|
We are stoked to be running the event next week and look forward to welcoming athletes, volunteers and spectators to The Wave. See you there !
Thank you to The Wave who host us for a consecutive year, and to our Event Partners; korev Lager, Caravan and Motorhome Club, dryrobe, Decathlon UK, Wild West Jerky, Cutty Sark, Clarke Willmott, Vospers, The Wave Project, Surfability UK CIC
We currently are looking for a headline sponsor of the Event and other sponsorship opportunities are available; this is an incredible opportunity for your brand/company. To find out more, please contact: [email protected]
For all event enquiries, please contact [email protected]
For more information on The Wave & to book a surf, visit: www.thewave.com