Celebrating a Decade of Waves and Partnership: Surfing England and the Caravan and Motorhome Club

Surfing England is elated to announce a remarkable milestone in its journey. A decade-long partnership with the Caravan and Motorhome Club. This marks ten years of unwavering support in the quest for excellence in English surfing.

With a record 15 medals for Team England in 2023, and more than 1 million people participating in surfing, it is clear that surfing has been flourishing. As a sport that has received little to no government funding in the past, it is only due to the support of Caravan and Motorhome Club we are able to celebrate the successes that have driven us to this point. 

As we roll into 2024, we are immensely proud to celebrate a decade of partnership with the Club. A brand whose vision aligns so well to ours. Their generous sponsorship has been instrumental in fostering the development of the sport across the nation; supporting surfers, events, and initiatives that have become integral to the surfing community.

Together, we share a community of adventure seekers, who thrive on exploring, and seeking out the surf. The Caravan and Motorhome Club offers a broad network of campsites across the UK and Europe. All sites have guaranteed hot showers and wetsuit drying areas, the essentials after a long day in the surf.

Our members unlock a discount when joining the Caravan and Motorhome Club, which in turn unlocks over 2,700 campsites across the UK and Europe. At affordable prices, the Club makes your next adventure accessible, and exclusive member benefits and offers. Members also ‘Experience Freedom’, benefiting from a unique discount to enjoy the great outdoors in accommodation from glamping pods to yurts and tent camping.

3 people camping in woodland with SUPs

About the Partnership

The core focus of the partnership is the English National Surfing Championships, the most prestigious surfing event in England. At this event we’ve been advancing its technical elements, with the introduction of priority judging and using digital LED boards. Judging is now digital and scores feature online, so anyone across the world can tune in to the action.

The funding not only supports these technical advances, but also the inclusion of more divisions within the competition. Last year welcomed bodyboard for the first time in years. The SUP surf will also be in its 3rd year in 2024. Inclusivity is high up in Surfing England’s agenda, and opening up more competition opportunities for other disciplines of wave riding has been a great success. 

Aside from the fiercer element of competition, the Club’s involvement wraps its arms around the whole community at our events. Whether it is chalk mural artworks, or beach cleaning, gifting tote bags, or chatting about the benefits of being a member, the Club’s team are always there to welcome everyone. 

Preparations are underway for the 2024 Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships, and we cannot wait to celebrate a decade together on the beach. This year, we will run 2 events, one expanding on our use of priority with a 3-day event, including under 16s and 18s. And the other a 3-day, double peak, thriving event celebrating cross discipline surfing which will feature bodyboard, to longboard and SUP. It’s an exciting year ahead.

The Events

2024 Caravan and Motorhome English National Surfing Championships, 12th – 14th April, Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall. Priority event with divisions Men’s and Women’s Open, U18 Girls and Boys Open, U16 Girls and Boys Open. 

2024 Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships, 4th – 6th May, Watergate Bay, Cornwall. Non-priority, double peak event with multiple shortboard divisions, longboard, SUP, and bodyboard. 

As always spectators are warmly welcomed to come down to the events, watch the surfing and soak up the atmosphere. 

Reflecting on this remarkable journey

Ben Powis from Surfing England expressed gratitude. “We are thrilled to celebrate ten years of collaboration with the Caravan and Motorhome Club. Their unwavering support has been a driving force behind the success and growth of English surfing. This partnership has not only benefited our athletes but contributes to the broader surfing community, creating a lasting impact that will resonate for years to come.”

Brian Morgan, Head of Communications and Events for the Caravan and Motorhome Club said, “It’s been an amazing decade supporting the wonderful surfing community and Surfing England. Surfing England has grown beyond measure and driven forward this pastime, our congratulations to them on all they are achieving. Caravan and Motorhome Club members are a community of intrepid adventurers who embrace the outdoor lifestyle and all the benefits it brings and we are proud to support Surfing England. We are the No.1 rated touring club in the UK. And operate the largest number of top-quality campsites set in beautiful and scenic locations in the UK. We also work with over 340 campsites in Europe – many close by to some of the best surfing venues.”   

As Surfing England looks to the future, this milestone serves as testament to the strength of partnerships in sports development. The Caravan and Motorhome Club’s dedication to the sport has been nothing short of exemplary. Their continued support promises even more exciting opportunities for surfers across England.

Surfing England extends its heartfelt thanks to the Caravan and Motorhome Club. For a decade of shared passion, commitment, and countless waves of success. And here’s to another ten years of riding the waves together!

Additional Information

If you are a member of Surfing England, log into your membership portal here to access your discount codes for Caravan and Motorhome Club and Experience Freedom. You can also join us from £18 (Junior) – £25 (Adult) for a year’s membership, which includes insurance for surfing Worldwide!

To find out more about Caravan and Motorhome Club, visit: https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/

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