The British Longboard Union 2017
5th September 2017
The entry portal for the Stable Longboard contest at Fistral on the 30th September/1st October is now open.
A call on the contest will be made at 13:00hrs Thursday 28 th September.
Entrants who wish to apply for free parking must provide Minnow with the registration number after contest entry.
An attempt will be made to run the men's open and ladies with equal prize money depending on the entry levels, plus a repechage for both but again dependant on conditions that day.
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."
There is a Pro Am longboard contest in France (Montalivet) on the 23rd-24th September with prize money and goods (Legends could win their weight in wine!!) Follow the link for details.
Its that time of year again. Christian Surfers entry for the Jesus Longboard Classic on October 7-8th is now open. As always it is advisable to enter early to be sure of your entry. It is the 10th anniversary of this event so should be rather special.