Updating your registration for the social events

Everyone who entered the individual competition has tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies, and if you look at the Events page you will see your name next to the ceremonies.

If you plan to go, and you have no dietary requirements (i.e. you’re not vegetarian, or you have no allergies) then you don’t need to do anything. But if you do have any dietary requirements, we ask that you please update your registration by midday on the 1st of October.

How do you change your Dietary Requirements?

On the event page, scroll to either of the ceremonies, select the ‘cog’ next to your name and click on ‘Edit your registration’

Then enter any dietary information, such as Vegetarian or Vegan or importantly allergy information.

If you register for any of the other classes, you will be asked to enter it again, so you can do it that way as well.

Then save your information.


If you’ve decided you won’t make it to one of the ceremonies, please unregister you can do this by clicking on the ‘Cog’ and selecting remove.


If you have friends or family that want to come along, you can add them in the same way you registered for the competition.

Simply, press the ‘Register’ button, and press the ‘Add individual’ button to add someone (as many as you want):

Then make sure you have their name and permission and register as you have in the past – by pressing the big green button.

Introducing our Accommodation Supporters!!!!!!!

We are very proud to announce our 2 brilliant Accommodation Supporters for the 2022 World Surfkayaking Championships. Both businesses are locally owned and represent the best that tourism in Bude has to offer, and both are equally committed to the same environmental goals that guide us.

Let us introduce you to our 2 supporters, and provide you with a little information about their facilities.

Wooda Holiday Park – Environmental Sponsor

In addition to providing our competitors with a diversity of accommodation from camping pitches to luxury eco-lodges, Wooda Holiday Park are also supporting us to achieve our goal of the first Carbon Neutral and Plastic Free World Surf Championship event!

Wooda is a 5 star holiday park, perched on the hillside above the seaside town of Bude with sweeping views across the North Cornish coast and the beautiful countryside inland. Having been run and owned by The Colwill Family since 1975, Wooda is just 1.5 miles outside of the town; perfectly located to enjoy rural beauty but also close to Crooklets beach. Wooda offers a variety of accommodation, from luxury eco-lodges, cottages and holiday homes to excellent facilities for touring and camping.

Our Courtyard Bar serves a great choice of local beers and wines along with delicious homecooked meals, whilst our Lodge takeaway offers a great selection of dishes for those wanting to enjoy dinner in their own accommodation. Our Farm Shop provides all the daily essentials to complete your stay. We also have sports facilities on offer; try your hand at badminton, test your skills on the tennis court or work out in the gym; explore the children’s play area and extensive woodland walks or relax with a massage in the wellness barn after a hard day surfing the waves!

Offering something for all ages, Wooda is a great choice for your holiday in Bude. Accommodation prices start from £115 per night based on 4/5 people sharing – a minimum of a 3 night stay is required.

For more information on accommodation types, availability and to make a booking, please visit Wooda’s website, www.wooda.co.uk.

Whalesborough Cottages – Local Business Sponsor

Whalesborough Cottages is a group of 21, award winning, luxury holiday cottages set in 500 acres on the  North Cornish coast near Bude, with direct access to the beach at Widemouth Bay across the estate. Sleeping from 2 – 10 people, the cottages afford  modern, spacious, contemporary accommodation with 5 star facilities to match. These include an indoor pool and Spa, State of the art Gym, Indoor Games Barn, Outdoor Heated Pool and onsite Café/Bistro. Experiences on offer are animal feeding, fishing, walking, surfing ,tractor rides and golf buggies for hire to explore the estate. Whether you want to relax or have an activity based holiday with family or friends, Whalesborough Cottages has all the bases covered.

For more information on accommodation types, availability and to make a booking, please visit Whalesborough’s website, http://www.whalesborough.co.uk/.

In addition to our Accomodation Supporters, we are also working with Bude Tourist Information Center to provide a further set of accomodation options. We are hoping to provide more information to you within the next 2 weeks.

In the meantime, please take a moment to see what our Accommodation Supporters have to offer, from camping pitches, static caravans to luxury accommodation and ecolodges.

1 January 2022 update!!!! Dates and More!

Kayaksurf community, 

Happy New Year! Feliz año nuevo! 

As 2021 closes we just wanted to provide you with an update on the plans and schedule for the 2022 World Championships of Surfkayaking being held in beautiful Bude from 29 September to 9 October 2022.  


To maximise quality of waves available to us during the competition we have decided to position judging towers at 2 locations; 

  1. Crooklets and Middlebeach. Within walking distance of Bude town centre, Crooklets and Middlebeach provide us with 2 peaks of high-quality beach break through most of the tide, alongside access to Bude Surf Lifesaving Club for shower, changing and logistic facilities.  
  1. Black Rock at Widemouth Bay. Located 3 miles south of Bude town, Black Rock has 2 main peaks that work through the tide, a lefthand reef and a high-quality a-frame backbreak. Black Rock will typically be surfable when Bude town is mazed out, with the reef holding substantial size.  

Schedule for 2022  

By February 1st – a full list of recommended accommodation will be provided to the community through our website. Working with Bude Tourist Information Centre we are putting together a list of accommodation providers offering special rates for the period of the contest (or longer) to suit all needs and budgets.  

23rd and 24th April – The annual Shoreline Surf kayak Festival is being held at Black Rock providing competitors with another opportunity to compete at one of the locations for the World Championships. Competitors may find out more information and register here.  

May 1 – individual competitor registration opens on Tournr. Initially individuals will be limited to 2 divisions.  

June 1 – team competitor registration opens on Tournr. 

June 31st – all first-round entries close (Team and Individuals). Depending on the level of signup we may open a later round of registration and allow individuals to enter more divisions (to be advised).  

September 29 – On-site registration, boat-check (AM) and opening ceremony.  

September 30 to October 9 – World Championships of Surf kayaking competition.  

October 9 – Closing party at Widemouth Manor.  

(We will try to stick to these dates but will update you if anything changes, as we are still early in the games – particularly regarding the ongoing global pandemic.) 

As we get closer to the contest, we will keep you updated and provide you with more information about the event, our supporters, and our beautiful town to help you to prepare for your journey to 2022 World Championships of Surf kayaking. 

See you in the autumn! 

2022 Worlds Team 

Comunidad de kayaksurf,  

¡Feliz año nuevo! Happy New Year!  

Al cierre de 2021, solo queríamos brindarles una actualización sobre los planes y el calendario para el Campeonato Mundial de Surfkayaking de 2022 que se llevará a cabo en la hermosa Bude del 29 de septiembre al 9 de octubre de 2022.  

Ubicación (es)  

Para maximizar la calidad de las olas disponibles para nosotros durante la competencia, hemos decidido colocar torres de jueces en 2 ubicaciones;  

  1. Crooklets y Middlebeach. A poca distancia del centro de la ciudad de Bude, Crooklets y Middlebeach nos brindan 2 picos de playa de alta calidad durante la mayor parte de la marea, junto con el acceso al Bude Surf Lifesaving Club para duchas, vestuarios e instalaciones logísticas.  
  1. Black Rock en Widemouth Bay. Ubicado a 3 millas al sur de la ciudad de Bude, Black Rock tiene 2 picos principales que funcionan a través de la marea, un arrecife a la izquierda y un backbreak en forma de a de alta calidad. Por lo general, Black Rock se podrá surfear cuando la ciudad de Bude esté abarrotada, y el arrecife tendrá un tamaño considerable.  

Calendario 2022  

Para el 1 de febrero, se proporcionará a la comunidad una lista completa de los alojamientos recomendados a través de nuestro sitio web. Trabajando con el Centro de Información Turística de Bude, estamos elaborando una lista de proveedores de alojamiento que ofrecen tarifas especiales para el período del concurso (o más) para satisfacer todas las necesidades y presupuestos.  

23 y 24 de abril: el Festival anual de kayak de surf Shoreline se lleva a cabo en Black Rock, lo que brinda a los competidores otra oportunidad de competir en una de las ubicaciones para los Campeonatos del Mundo. Los competidores pueden encontrar más información y registrarse aquí.  

1 de mayo: se abre el registro de competidores individuales en Tournr. Inicialmente, los individuos estarán limitados a 2 divisiones.  

1 de junio: se abre el registro de competidores del equipo en Tournr.  

31 de junio: cierran todas las inscripciones de la primera ronda (equipos e individuales). Dependiendo del nivel de registro, podemos abrir una ronda de registro posterior y permitir que las personas ingresen a más divisiones (para ser informado).  

29 de septiembre: registro en el lugar, revisión del barco (AM) y ceremonia de apertura.  

30 de septiembre al 9 de octubre – Competición del Campeonato del Mundo de Surf en kayak.  

9 de octubre – Fiesta de clausura en Widemouth Manor.  

(Intentaremos ceñirnos a estas fechas, pero lo actualizaremos si algo cambia, ya que todavía estamos en las primeras etapas de los juegos, en particular con respecto a la pandemia global en curso).  

A medida que nos acerquemos al concurso, lo mantendremos actualizado y le brindaremos más información sobre el evento, nuestros seguidores y nuestra hermosa ciudad para ayudarlo a prepararse para su viaje hacia el Campeonato Mundial de Surf en kayak 2022.  

¡Nos vemos en otoño!  

Equipo del Mundial 2022 

Event Update and Official poster for 2022 release…

We just wanted to provide you with an update after a busy summer on our upcoming World Championships, which is due to conclude in just under a year from now in Bude. If this year’s surf conditions at the beginning of October are any indication, we will see all sorts of conditions during the 10 day window from absolutely pumping 20 second period double overhead beasts, through perfect offshore head high+ walls, to some much smaller but super fun glassy days on some really nice banks. Fingers crossed!

First of all, we want to launch our tournament poster, which has been created beautifully by Caroline Woolward. You will start to see this image around the place (particularly if you live in North Cornwall!) and it highlights some of the landmarks in our town, and also recognises our sponsors and supporters. Over the coming months we will be telling you a little more about our sponsors and supporters, which reflect the level of support our event has around the town – including Bott Ltd., the largest commercial employer in Bude and our Championship sponsor. 

Next, we wanted to let everyone know about some early opportunities to surf at one of the contest Sites, Black Rock. Following a great deal of uncertainty about international travel and also domestic anti-COVID event requirements Shoreline Extreme Sports have decided to run their annual Black Rock surfkayak festival over the weekend of 27/28 November. More details of this event can be found here.  

If you are unable to attend this event and you’d like to take an early look at Bude, there are also plans to run this event during the Spring of 2022. More details as soon as we get them.

en español;

Solo queríamos brindarles una actualización después de un verano ajetreado sobre nuestros próximos Campeonatos del Mundo, que deben concluir en poco menos de un año a partir de ahora en Bude. Si las condiciones de surf de este año a principios de octubre son un indicio, veremos todo tipo de condiciones durante la ventana de 10 días, desde el bombeo absoluto de bestias aéreas dobles de período de 20 segundos, a través de paredes perfectas en alta mar + paredes, hasta algunas mucho más pequeñas pero súper divertidas. días vidriosos en algunos bancos realmente agradables. ¡Dedos cruzados!

En primer lugar, queremos lanzar nuestro póster del torneo, que ha sido creado maravillosamente por Caroline Woolward. Comenzará a ver esta imagen alrededor del lugar (¡particularmente si vive en el norte de Cornwall!) Y destaca algunos de los puntos de referencia en nuestra ciudad, y también reconoce a nuestros patrocinadores y seguidores. Durante los próximos meses, les contaremos un poco más sobre nuestros patrocinadores y seguidores, que reflejan el nivel de apoyo que nuestro evento tiene en la ciudad, incluido Bott, el empleador comercial más grande de Bude y nuestro patrocinador del campeonato.

A continuación, queríamos que todos conocieran algunas de las primeras oportunidades para navegar en uno de los sitios del concurso, Black Rock. Tras una gran incertidumbre sobre los viajes internacionales y también los requisitos de eventos nacionales anti-COVID, Shoreline Extreme Sports ha decidido organizar su festival anual de surfkayak Black Rock durante el fin de semana del 27/28 de noviembre. Puede encontrar más detalles de este evento aquí.

Si no puede asistir a este evento y le gustaría echar un vistazo temprano a Bude, también hay planes para realizar este evento durante la primavera de 2022. Más detalles tan pronto como los recibamos.

British Canoeing Feature

The official magazine of British Canoeing (one of our event supporters) has just covered our upcoming event, and the sport of Surfkayaking in general in a pretty cool little article. Many Thanks to Hugo Grassi and Roger Smith for your excellence behind the lens.


La revista oficial de British Canoeing (uno de los patrocinadores de nuestro evento) acaba de cubrir nuestro próximo evento y el deporte de Surfkayaking en general en un pequeño artículo bastante interesante. Muchas gracias a Hugo Grassi y Roger Smith por su excelencia detrás de la lente. 

World Surf Kayak Championships 2021 Postponement Notification

With frustration and sadness, the Organising Committee for the World Surf Kayak Championships 2021 (‘Worlds’) have unanimously agreed that the competition will be postponed until 2022.

The decision has weighed heavily on the Committee, we have watched as events have unfolded over 2020 and the early stages of 2021 and we feel it is not possible to organise a Worlds that would do justice to the name or provide fair and equal access to competitors across the world. The restrictions and ongoing uncertainty are not only felt within the UK, but Worldwide.

The world in 2021 is as full of uncertainty as 2020 was, and while there is light at the end of the tunnel, it’s still too far away to be able to plan properly. The worlds are a large event, and require the co-ordination of a lot of moving parts to be successful.  We are also significantly concerned by the fast-changing nature of global travel restrictions; particularly as global variants of the virus emerge. At the very least, we know that arranging travel would need to be left extremely late and would therefore become too expensive to be accessible to everyone.

The decision has not been taken lightly, and we’ve taken into account a number of factors, including:

  • The options we have and their implications, both practical and financial
  • The fairness of the competition
  • Protecting our local communities

Nevertheless, we are agreed that this is the right course of action for the volunteers, competitors, partners and teams.

The highest concerns have been the safety of everyone involved in the event, and the impact that a large gathering of people might have in the local area.

We will be having an online Question and Answer session with the Team leads and WSKA representatives. The date for this will be distributed as soon as we have finalised it.

Our hope is that the Worlds in 2022 will be even better because of this and will be something to look forward to after a turbulent couple of years.

The Worlds 2021 Committee

Marc Woolward, Jack Barker, Charlotte Skardon

Introducing… Charlotte Skardon

Hello everyone!

As part of the run up to the Worlds, we thought it would be a good idea for you to get to know the organising committee, who is doing what and why.

Today we start with:

Charlotte Skardon (Señor Tournr)

  • Age: 39
  • Location: Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK
  • Profession: Software Engineer

What’s your role in the competition?

I’m the Technical Director, so making sure the technical stuff is working is what I’m here for. Things like the judging system, WiFi connections etc. It’s important to have fallback options, and procedures in place should technology fail.

Why did you decide to do this?

I wanted to help the Surf Kayak community, when I first started out, they were (and continue to be) the people I surfed with. I think Bude is great place to surf and live, and I wanted to help showcase the location on a global stage.

What do you hope the competition can achieve?

I want the Worlds to show how a competition can be run, to try to make it the most digital competition we’ve run yet. I also want this to feed into the legacy, to allow all our competitions around the world to have access to the same technology the World’s does, to make it as easy as possible for us to all compete more often.

What do you see as the challenges for the role?

There are lots of potential areas for problems, we’re working on a beach, so we have sand, salt and water, which are not traditional bedfellows for electronics.

We’re also trialling a new judging platform, which is a big challenge, but one that we hope will be worth it for the future of the sport.

What is your experience with competitive surf kayaking (as a competitor or organizer or both)?

Most years (2020 being the exception) myself and Jack (Barker) run the Bude Canoe Club a series of 3 competitions in and around the Bude area, I’ve also run a few Waveski competitions back in the day. As competitively I’m largely there as filler, I spend most of my time at competitions trying to help out, be it judging, working out scores etc.

What’s the peak of your life/sport?

Having Marc (Woolward) genuinely surprised at how well I’d done in a heat (●’◡’●)

On a more serious note one of the biggest things was having Tournr used by the Worlds in 2016 in Northern Ireland. It was the biggest Surf Kayak competition I’d ever attempted to help with, and that it worked was awesome.

The unavoidable question: How has 2020 been?!

2020 has not been a good year from a competition point of view. As COVID-19 has spread we found ourselves cancelling our own competitions (the Bude circuit, the Brits) and other competitions falling at the wayside (Cornish Open, Rest is Best). From a personal point of view, I’ve spent more time in the UK this last year than I have for a long time, with no travel to do my normal job, which has given me a lot more time to work on Tournr.

When did you start Surf Kayaking? Being Involved?

I first started on one of the big sit-on-tops in Shoreham-by-sea’s beach break probably 2003ish, and soon wanted to do something more high performance. So I got a plastic Mega X-Ray, felt uncomfortable going out by myself in it, and about the same time, saw an article about Waveski’s in a Kayak magazine. After that – I travelled to Wales, bought a 2nd hand Jemski and have never looked back.

What was your first competition?

The first competition I did was the Lobster Bob competition at Llangennith (run by a certain Nathan Eades of World’s 2019 Fame), and from then on, I’ve gone to competitions when I could.

¡Hola a todos!

Como parte de la carrera hacia el Mundial, pensamos que sería una buena idea que conocieras al comité organizador, quién está haciendo qué y por qué.

Hoy comenzamos con:

Charlotte Skardon ( Señor Tournr )

  • Edad: 39
  • Ubicación: Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK
  • Profesión: ingeniero de software

¿Cuál es tu papel en la competición?

Soy el Director Técnico , por lo que estoy aquí para asegurarme de que las cosas técnicas funcionen. Cosas como el sistema de evaluación, las conexiones WiFi, etc. Es importante tener opciones de respaldo y procedimientos en caso de que la tecnología falle.

¿Por qué decidiste hacer esto?

Quería ayudar a la comunidad de Surf Kayak, cuando empecé, eran (y siguen siendo) las personas con las que navegaba. Creo que Bude es un gran lugar para surfear y vivir, y quería ayudar a mostrar la ubicación en un escenario global.

¿Cuáles cree que son los desafíos para el puesto?

Hay muchas áreas potenciales de problemas, estamos trabajando en una playa, por lo que tenemos arena, sal y agua, que no son compañeros de cama tradicionales para la electrónica.

También estamos probando una nueva plataforma de jueces, lo cual es un gran desafío, pero esperamos que valga la pena para el futuro del deporte.

¿Qué espera que logre la competencia?

Quiero que el Mundial muestre cómo se puede realizar una competencia, para tratar de convertirla en la competencia más digital que hemos realizado hasta ahora. También quiero que esto se alimente del legado, para permitir que todas nuestras competiciones en todo el mundo tengan acceso a la misma tecnología que tiene el mundo, para que sea lo más fácil posible para todos competir más a menudo.

¿Cuál es su experiencia con el kayak de surf competitivo (como competidor, organizador o ambos)?

La mayoría de los años (2020 siendo la excepción) yo y Jack (Barker) dirigimos el Bude Canoe Club una serie de 3 competiciones dentro y alrededor del área de Bude, también he realizado algunas competiciones de Waveski en el pasado. Como competitivo estoy en gran parte allí como relleno, paso la mayor parte de mi tiempo en las competiciones tratando de ayudar, ya sea juzgando, calculando puntajes, etc.

¿Cuál es la cima de tu vida / deporte?

Tener a Marc (Woolward) realmente sorprendido de lo bien que lo había hecho en un calor (● ‘◡’ ●)

En una nota más seria, una de las cosas más importantes fue que el Mundial de 2016 en Irlanda del Norte usara Tournr . Fue la competencia de surf kayak más grande en la que había intentado ayudar, y que funcionó fue increíble.

La pregunta ineludible: ¡¿Cómo ha sido 2020 ?!

2020 no ha sido un buen año desde el punto de vista de la competencia. A medida que COVID-19 se ha extendido, nos encontramos cancelando nuestras propias competiciones (el circuito Bude, los británicos) y otras competiciones que se quedan en el camino (Cornish Open, Rest is Best). Desde un punto de vista personal, he pasado más tiempo en el Reino Unido este último año que en mucho tiempo, sin viajar para hacer mi trabajo normal, lo que me ha dado mucho más tiempo para trabajar en Tournr.

¿Cuándo empezaste con el kayak de surf? ¿Estar involucrado?

Comencé por primera vez en uno de los grandes sit-on-tops en el beach break de Shoreham-by-sea, probablemente en 2003, y pronto quise hacer algo más de alto rendimiento. Así que compré un Mega X-Ray de plástico, me sentí incómodo saliendo solo con él y, casi al mismo tiempo, vi un artículo sobre Waveski en una revista de Kayak. Después de eso, viajé a Gales, compré un Jemski de segunda mano y nunca miré hacia atrás.

¿Cuál fue tu primera competencia?

La primera competencia que hice fue la competencia Lobster Bob en Llangennith (dirigida por un tal Nathan Eades of World’s 2019 Fame), y desde entonces, he ido a competencias cuando podía.

Doing our bit……..start of the journey.

Environmentally, international competition is a challenge. Travelling from the corners of the earth produces a lot of carbon, and the other waste associated with running large contests (for example, the large scale use of non-reusable plastic bottles) can be terrible. And yet, so many of us consider ourselves environmentalists, we love the ocean, we clean our beaches, and we do what we can to reduce our impact throughout our lives.

The location for 2021 World Championships of Surf Kayaking community woodland.

So we decided that the 2021 World Championships of Surf Kayaking would be different, and our goal would be to reduce our environmental impact to near zero. In fact, our goal is to set a precedent for future international surf and kayak events and to contribute to the environmental legacy of our town, Bude. In order to achieve this, we have committed to the following;

  1. Reduce plastic waste to zero. We talk a little bit about this in our earlier blog.
  2. Run a carbon-neutral event in a way that also improves our environment and ecology.
  3. Promote our achievements in the media in order to set a precedence for future international events. ‘Set the bar’ and help by sharing our findings.

This weekend we made a great start with 2.

Carbon offsetting isn’t a silver bullet, and in many cases the best course of action is to reduce emissions however you can, but when you have a World Championships event in competitive sport avoiding travel isn’t feasible. So you need to workout the approach to offsetting that provides the broadest benefit, including ecological and social.

Working with the Transition and Greener Bude teams we decided that founding and planting a local community woodland to offset the carbon impact of the event (which is mostly air flight, and some road transport which is unavoidable with Surf Kayaks in this remote corner of the UK) would be the best approach. Working with Bude Friends of the Earth we have identified a location to create a community woodland near Bude, which will be a growing and sustainable legacy. A resource that will grow over time, be sensitive to our local ecology and accessible to the community. We hope that this project will set an example for future international surf events.

Bude Friends of the Earth clearing the site for planting.

So, this weekend we joined the volunteers at Friends of the Earth to begin clearing the site in preparation for this project. The plan is to begin with planting the initial windbreak species this autumn in order to provide shelter for the first woodland species such as oak as part of the 2021 World Championship event. We are incredibly grateful to the support from the local environmental groups, in particular Friends of the Earth, and to the incredibly generous landowner of the site. We also look forward to partnering with an environmental sponsor with the vision to help us make this dream a reality.

Willow surveys our hard work

More news to come soon……….

Spanish Translation / Traducción Española

Ambientalmente, la competencia internacional es un desafío. Viajar desde los rincones de la tierra produce mucho carbono, y el resto de residuos asociados con la realización de grandes concursos (por ejemplo, el uso a gran escala de botellas de plástico no reutilizables) pueden ser terribles. Y, sin embargo, muchos de nosotros nos consideramos ambientalistas, amamos el océano, limpiamos nuestras playas y hacemos lo que podemos para reducir nuestro impacto a lo largo de nuestras vidas.

Así que decidimos que el Campeonato Mundial de Surf Kayaking 2021 sería diferente y nuestro objetivo sería reducir nuestro impacto ambiental a casi cero. De hecho, nuestro objetivo es sentar un precedente para futuros eventos internacionales de surf y kayak y contribuir al legado ambiental de nuestra ciudad, Bude. Para lograr esto, nos hemos comprometido a lo siguiente;

  1. Reducir los residuos plásticos a cero. Hablamos un poco sobre esto en nuestro blog anterior.
  2. Organice un evento de carbono neutral de una manera que también mejore nuestro medio ambiente y ecología.
  3. Promocionar nuestros logros en los medios de comunicación para establecer un precedente para futuros eventos internacionales. ‘Establezca el listón’ y ayude compartiendo nuestros hallazgos.

Este fin de semana hicimos un gran comienzo con 2. La compensación de carbono no es una solución milagrosa y, en muchos casos, el mejor curso de acción es reducir las emisiones como sea posible, pero cuando tiene un evento de Campeonato Mundial en el deporte competitivo, evitar viajar no es factible. Por lo tanto, debe ejercitar el enfoque de compensación que proporcione el beneficio más amplio, incluidos los ecológicos y sociales. Trabajando con los equipos de Transition y Greener Bude, decidimos fundar y plantar un bosque comunitario local para compensar el impacto de carbono del evento (que es principalmente vuelo aéreo y algo de transporte por carretera que es inevitable con Surf Kayaks en este rincón remoto del Reino Unido) ) sería el mejor enfoque. Trabajando con Bude Friends of the Earth, hemos identificado una ubicación para crear un bosque comunitario cerca de Bude, que será un legado creciente y sostenible. Un recurso que crecerá con el tiempo, será sensible a nuestra ecología local y accesible a la comunidad. Esperamos que este proyecto sirva de ejemplo para futuros eventos internacionales de surf, así que este fin de semana nos unimos a los voluntarios de Friends of the Earth para comenzar a limpiar el sitio en preparación para este proyecto. El plan es comenzar con la plantación de las especies de rompevientos iniciales este otoño para proporcionar refugio a las primeras especies de bosques como el roble como parte del evento del Campeonato Mundial 2021. Estamos increíblemente agradecidos con el apoyo de los grupos ambientalistas locales, en particular de Amigos de la Tierra, y del increíblemente generoso propietario del sitio. También esperamos asociarnos con un patrocinador ambiental con la visión de ayudarnos a hacer realidad este sueño.

Más noticias por venir pronto ……….

A message of ‘Thanks’ and a quick update

Just a quick note from the organisers (Chris, Jack and Marc) to give you all an update on where we are with the World Surf Kayak Championships 2021 preparation.

First – we would like to thank the Surf Kayak Community for all the messages of support following our decision to cancel the 2020 British Surf Kayak Championships & Home Internationals. We know it was as disappointing for you as it was us, and your backing has been very much appreciated!

So, a little on our progress.


We have now confirmed that Black Rock will be the primary contest location, and have begun detailed planning with the site owners. We have space to create an athlete’s village and also observe social distancing rules in place at the time. The site has 2 main peaks – a left-hand reef break that holds really large swells and an A-Frame beach that has been super fun this year – which will allow us time to get through the contest during the best available conditions. Here is an earlier video of the site, and we will be trying to capture more footage to get you stoked as the autumn swells kick in over the next few months. 


In accordance with WSKA recommendations, we have now decided that the contest window runs from September 24 to October 3. This provides us with the maximum window to host a full-sized contest in the very best conditions.


As we have decided upon a single primary site, we will not be providing transport for competitors. Given the remoteness of the beaches from Public Transport links, it is recommended that all teams and competitors have independent transport methods i.e. private vehicles to get to the site. This is in line with previous worlds, and being in rural areas is one of the blessings (and curses) of our sport.

A chance to surf at contest site before the Worlds

Hoping that the global pandemic will have eased and that life is a little more normal, the Shoreline Surf Spectacular Open Surf Kayak contest is provisionally scheduled to take place on 24/25 April 2021. This is an open contest run over 2 days with all the usual divisions, and a super fun handicap contest designed to get newcomers into competition participating alongside world champions until the later rounds of the contest. It is a lot of fun, very competitive (often the best attended contest on the English circuit), and open to all. As soon as entry information goes up on Tournr, we will let you know and we will try to provide a sufficient window for those wishing to travel from overseas.

Other Stuff around the Competition 

Sponsorship – we are working hard to secure some top tier sponsors in the sport of kayaking, outdoor adventure in general, and some cool local brands within Cornwall and Bude itself. As we finalize sponsorship agreements, we will let you all know. 

Tournr – The Tournr development team have been working hard add some new features that the whole Surf Kayak community can benefit from, and we hope to bring you news on that in the very near future. 

Environment – We have established a site local to Bude for a community woodland which will enable us to fully offset the environmental costs of the event (including all competitors’ international travel emissions). We plan to maximise the impact of this initiative via media in order to set the bar for other kayak and surf-related international events, and also to provide an ongoing legacy for the local community in Bude.

Jim Winter

Many of you will know that England Surf Kayak team lost one of our family this year. Jim was a regular on the British contest circuit and also attended the World Championships in Portrush where many of you will have met him. Jim was a quiet, kind and principled man and we will all miss him very much.  Our thoughts go to his wife, Mel and his family. He was a friend to many of us and a great loss to the sport.

We hope to keep the updates coming more regularly as we approach a year to the date of the World Championships. If you’d like to be kept up-to-date then please subscribe to our Website and follow us on Facebook.

Good waves and stay happy,

Jack Barker,

Chris Skardon,

Marc Woolward

World Championships of Surf Kayaking 2021 organizing committee

Spanish Translation / Traducción Española

Primero, nos gustaría agradecer a la Comunidad de Surf Kayak por todos los mensajes de apoyo luego de nuestra decisión de cancelar los Campeonatos Británicos de Surf Kayak y los Internacionales Nacionales. Sabemos que fue tan decepcionante para usted como para nosotros, ¡y su apoyo ha sido muy apreciado!

Ubicación: ahora hemos confirmado que Black Rock será la ubicación principal del concurso y hemos comenzado una planificación detallada con los propietarios del sitio. Tenemos espacio para crear una aldea de atletas y también observar las reglas de distanciamiento social vigentes en ese momento. El sitio tiene 2 picos principales: un arrecife a la izquierda que tiene olas realmente grandes y una playa en forma de A que ha sido súper divertida este año, lo que nos dará tiempo para superar la competencia en las mejores condiciones disponibles. Aquí hay un video anterior del sitio, y trataremos de capturar más imágenes para que se entusiasme con el oleaje otoñal en los

Fechas: de acuerdo con las recomendaciones de WSKA, ahora hemos decidido que la ventana del concurso se extiende del 24 de septiembre al 3 de octubre. Esto nos brinda la ventana máxima para organizar un concurso de tamaño completo en las mejores condiciones.

Transporte: como hemos decidido tener un solo sitio principal, no proporcionaremos transporte a los competidores. Dada la lejanía de las playas de los enlaces de transporte público, se recomienda que todos los equipos y competidores tengan métodos de transporte independientes, es decir, vehículos privados para llegar al sitio. Esto está en línea con mundos anteriores, y estar en áreas rurales es una de las bendiciones (y maldiciones) de nuestro deporte.

Una oportunidad de surfear en el sitio del concurso antes del Mundial: Con la esperanza de que la pandemia mundial se haya aliviado y que la vida sea un poco más normal, el concurso Shoreline Surf Spectacular Open Surf Kayak está programado provisionalmente para el 24/25 de abril de 2021. es un concurso abierto que dura 2 días con todas las divisiones habituales, y un concurso de handicap súper divertido diseñado para que los recién llegados participen junto a los campeones del mundo hasta las últimas rondas del concurso. Es muy divertido, muy competitivo (a menudo el concurso más concurrido del circuito inglés) y abierto a todos. Tan pronto como la información de entrada aumente en Tournr, se lo haremos saber e intentaremos proporcionar una ventana suficiente para aquellos que deseen viajar desde el extranjero.

Patrocinio: estamos trabajando arduamente para asegurar algunos patrocinadores de primer nivel en el deporte del kayak, la aventura al aire libre en general y algunas marcas locales interesantes dentro de Cornwall y Bude. A medida que finalicemos los acuerdos de patrocinio, se lo haremos saber a todos.

Tournr – El equipo de desarrollo de Tournr ha estado trabajando arduamente para agregar algunas características nuevas de las que toda la comunidad de Surf Kayak puede beneficiarse, y esperamos brindarles noticias sobre eso en un futuro muy cercano.

Jim Winter – Muchos de ustedes sabrán que el equipo de England Surf Kayak perdió a uno de nuestra familia este año. Jim era un habitual en el circuito de competencias británico y también asistió al Campeonato Mundial en Portrush, donde muchos de ustedes lo habrán conocido. Jim era un hombre tranquilo, amable y de principios y todos lo extrañaremos mucho. Nuestros pensamientos van a su esposa, Mel y su familia. Era un amigo para muchos de nosotros y una gran pérdida para el deporte.

Managing our environmental impact – plastic pollution

As surfers we have a special connection to the ocean environment. As travelling surfers we are all conscious of our impact on our our ocean playground, which is also one of the most important habitats on our fragile planet.

One of our goals for the 2021 world championships of surfkayaking is to reduce our environmental impact – the cost to the planet of our travel and of our time spent riding waves in our beautiful town. Over the coming months we will be discussing some of these efforts with you.

One of the greatest challenges to our oceans comes from plastic pollution, the buildup of plastic debris which can remain in the environment for hundreds or thousands of years and poison wildlife. Everyone has witnessed the heartbreaking images of dead whales and seabirds with stacks of undigested plastic in their stomachs. We are determined to ensure our contest does not increase the pressure of plastic pollution on our ocean environment.

Fortunately, Bude is the home of Refill Project.

Refill Project ensures that clean, fresh Cornish Drinking water is always available for free from water fountains and cafes / bars around Bude. Each of our contest locations has a free refill site for you to bring your reusable cup to keep hydrated throughout the event. No additional cost, and no additional unnecessary pollution in the ocean!

In addition to free drinking water at each potential contest location you will find Refill locations all around the town.

and at every cafe and restaurant, whether or not you are eating there.

So, don’t forget to bring your reusable cup!!!!!!