2023 English National Men’s and Women’s Shortboard Open with Priority – info now live

2023 Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Shortboard Open Championships Information

Surfing England are elated to announce the ‘2023 Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships’ dates, with this year’s competition being split across two weekends in spring. Both competitions will head to the Cornish coast, home to a selection of England’s top waves, to crown the English national titles in shortboard surfing and bodyboarding.

The 2023 Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships for Men’s and Women’s Shortboard Open titles will be held 15th – 16th April at Fistral Beach, Newquay.

The 2023 Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships for Junior and Senior titles in shortboard and bodyboarding will be held 12th – 14th May at Watergate Bay, Newquay.

As we focus on progressing the quality of English surfing and looking to drive standards of our events, for 2023, we are introducing priority rules into our events programme. Priority rules will be implemented at our first English National Championships weekend in April, featuring Open Men’s and Women’s Shortboard divisions. As priority is new to our events, for this year it will just run on these divisions which will take place on single peak.

The second English National Championships weekend will be a busy three day double peak event, featuring all our age-group divisions from Under 12 to Over- 45s in shortboard surfing discipline, and Under 18s, and Open divisions in the bodyboard discipline. This competition weekend will not feature priority rules in determining the English National titles but will be considered in future years as we upskill our judges and capacity for priority. Longboard will not take place at this event – read about this here.

2022 Nationals. Credit: hanok_upnorth

The Caravan and Motorhome Club, Europe’s premier touring organisation, are the headline sponsors of both National events. The Club are long standing supporters of Surfing England and our adventurous community and offer Surfing England members 10% off membership to the Club, which in turn provides great discounts and member offers as well as a choice of over 2,700 campsites across the UK and Europe. Check out the UK sites.

Want to ‘Experience Freedom’? The latest extension on our partnership also offers members 8% off Experience Freedom – from the Caravan and Motorhome Club, where you can find yurts, glamping cabins, cool campsites and motorhome hire across the UK. Members of Surfing England can access the discount codes by logging in to your portal here.

The nearest Caravan and Motorhome Certificated Location is Benn Park (Club members and adults only), 3 miles northeast of Newquay, just 1.5 miles from the coast. This campsite only has 5 pitches, and prices start at £20 per night.

Benn Park Certified Location

The larger campsite of Treamble Valley is set in an incredible 36 acre woodland park, just 5 miles south of Newquay. From just £13/night for members. View the map to check out other campsites in the UK and further afield – to check out the member only Certificated Locations make sure you tick to include in your search!

Surfing England members also save 10% off membership to the Club, unlocking loads of incredible locations across England and Europe, ready for your next adventure!


Entry processes are as follows; please ensure you have read the event formats before entering.

2023 Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships – Men’s and Women’s Shortboard Open Titles  

Entry will open on Friday 3rd March at 17.00pm via LiveHeats and entry will cost £35 for all divisions. The entry fee is higher than typical due to additional costs of priority, infrastructure, staff, etc.

High demand is anticipated for this event, so we recommend entering as soon as possible. Team England athletes will be prioritised for spaces.

Read the full event format to understand the T&C’s ahead of entering >> Click here.

2023 Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships – Junior and Senior Titles in shortboard and bodyboard

Entry details to be announced at later date.

2022 Nationals. Credit: hanok_upnorth


You must be a Surfing England member to compete at either event. – you can check the status of your membership or set up a membership here.

We welcome all new members to Surfing England; memberships start at just £18 – £25 a year, family and joint memberships are also available. Included in membership is worldwide personal accident cover, including wave pools, and some great discounts!


A further thank you to our fantastic headline partners Caravan and Motorhome Club and to our amazing partners korev Lager, The Wave, dryrobe, Decathlon, Clarke Willmott, Vospers, Red Bull

Thank you to Fistral Beach who will host us for the April English National Championship event, and to Watergate Bay who host us for the May event. Thanks to ERA Adventures for the Lifeguard Cover.


For all event enquiries, including partnership/sponsorship opportunities, please contact: hannah@surfingengland.org

For all membership enquiries, please contact: lenka@surfingengland.org 

Already a member?

Sign in to access your discount codes, insurance and membership info

Log into my Surfing England account
Join Today