The British Longboard Union 2017
17th August 2017
I have updated the results page with the rankings after the event in May in preparation for the 'Stable' event at Fistral at the end of September.
Keep an eye on this site for the entry portal to open in a couple of weeks time.
A massive thank you to our sponsors and supporters - Finisterre, Thatch Croyde, Saunton Break Cafe, Old Guys Rule UK, Ocean&Earth, Robie Robes, Submariner and Surfing England.
Without you, none of this would be possible.
A huge thanks also to the tireless efforts of the staff who put the hard yards in to make the British Longboard Union the longest continuously running surfing tour in the world (according to Donald Trump, but that might just be fake news).
A gentle reminder for all competitors, you must be insured through their club or directly via Surfing GB/Surfing England
Provisionally...dates for this years series are as follows:
1. 6th/7th May Billy Buds Saunton , Devon.
Reserve - 20th/21st May.
13th - 14th May
2. 17th/18th June El Tico Jersey
Reserve - 8th/9th July
3. 30th/1st October Stables Fistral , Newquay
Jesus Longboard Classic
Longboard length criteria
"All longboards were measured prior to the at the ISA World Longboard Championships at Huanchaco, Peru and a large number were found to be less than the minimum regulation 9' 0". Some boards were borderline along the rocker but many were rejected for the competition up to 2 inches short including one board of Team GB.
ISA ruling: Length is a minimum of 9 feet from the tip of the board in a straight line along its deck.
This year at the WLC, borderline boards were able to be botched to increase the length but it is my understanding, that this will not be repeated at future ISA Longboard events. In order that this doesn't happened to the equipment of British Competitors next season, organisers are going to to measure boards at the coming BLU Valero Classic (just to raise awareness) and before all legs of the BLU Season 2014. It would be helpful for competitors to speak with their shapers to ensure that in future boards are the regulation minimum length."