SAVE THE DATE – 2024 Muscle Food English Para Surfing Open at The Wave, Bristol

We are elated to return to The Wave, Bristol for the 2024 MuscleFood English Para Surfing Open. The event will take place on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July, seeing two days of exhilarating surfing action. Surfers from breaks across the World are welcome to travel and compete as we bring together the para surf community.

The contest heats of the 2024 English Para Surfing Open will take place on the Advanced setting at The Wave, and surfers will be scored on their rides on both the left and right side of the lake. Competition will take place between 3pm – 6pm on Thursday, and 10am – 2pm on Friday, with presentations to follow shortly after.

We are delighted to be working with MuscleFood for another epic event in 2024. MuscleFood are all about high protein, healthy eating, that is affordable. The brand has a range of pre-prepped meals, meats, high protein cookies, bars, and more. Check them out here.

Nick Preston, CEO of MuscleFood bring his passion to life “I take great pride in the work the MuscleFood team has done over the course of the last 12 months partnering with some amazing charities and bodies including English Para Surfing. We want to show that sport is for everyone and playing a part to send the team to California was one of the highlights of 2023 for MuscleFood 

Aside from the contest we have a stop of our Para Surfing Roadshow, supported by Saltrock, taking place during the event. This session will be for people with a physical disability or visual impairment to come and try surfing. Find out more here.


Entry will cost £45 per division.

We will be running the 9 ISA para surfing divisions, and some open categories for surfers who are not classified. If we have the numbers, divisions will run men and women split.

Full contest information and details on how to enter will be made available soon. Stay tuned!


We are looking forward to working with lots of volunteers for the Event. The whole competition is only possible with the generous help and support. We will be looking for in water and on land volunteers to help with wetsuits, boards, in water safety, assisting surfers who require pushers/catchers, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to so we can have your contact details on file. We will have more information and a form to fill in due course but please register your interest so we can contact you directly with more details as they lock in. Thank you!

Volunteers lifting a surfer into the water.


Awesome safari style tents are available to stay in onsite at The Wave, for ease to and from the waves.

Tents hold up to 6-8 people and are made up of a double bed, 2 bunk beds and a double sofa bed, and all 25 safari tents are accessible, with 2 being specifically DDA compliant set up. Click here for more information and to book.


A huge thank you to MuscleFood UK who are our headline sponsors of the event. A further thank you to The Wave who host us for 2024, and to our Event Partners; korev Lager, Caravan and Motorhome Club, dryrobe, Decathlon UK, Clarke Willmott,  Vospers, The Wave Project, Surfability UK CIC


For all event enquiries, please contact

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