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

Welcome to the site of the 2021 World Surfkayak Championships

Happy New Year! We are super stoked to be welcoming the world to the beautiful North Cornwall town of Bude for the World Championships of Surfkayaking between 25 September and 2 October 2021!

Over the coming months we will keep you updated with our preparations as we plan to put on an unforgettable event for our friends from every corner of the world. If you want to keep in touch with our progress then please signup.

To put you in the mood, here is an aerial drone shot of Crooklets Beach on Christmas Day 2019. Overhead and offshore, almost 5,000 people descended on the town to participate in our annual Christmas swim.

feliz Navidad desde Bude!

Bude to host the 2021 Surf Kayak World Championships

After several months, and a lot of hard work, the organisers behind the World Surf Kayak Championships 2021 in Bude we told that we were successful!

Over the coming months, we’ll be using this as a platform to keep you up to date with what is going on

We’re excited to have this opportunity to bring the best Surf Kayakers in the world to Bude – to showcase our amazing part of the country.

The announcement from the World Surf Kayak Association (WKSA) follows:

We know you have all been waiting, thank you for your patience! The two bidding countries for the 2021 Worlds Surf Kayak Championships have worked hard to provide bids, and they have been generous to give time and follow up information to the WSKA. What seems like deep silence has been work behind the scenes as the WSKA attempts to make our sport better. In September 2021:

So that you are aware, this was a very agreeable decision for both bidding countries and for the WSKA. Stay tuned for more announcements from the WSKA. We is very excited for the aliveness in our sport! Thank you to everyone. Go catch a wave! See you in September 2021 in Bude.

Sabemos que todos han estado esperando, ¡gracias por su paciencia! Los dos países candidatos para el Campeonato Mundial de Surf Kayak 2021 han trabajado arduamente para ofrecer ofertas, y han sido generosos para dar tiempo e información de seguimiento a la WSKA. Lo que parece un silencio profundo ha sido un trabajo detrás de escena mientras la WSKA intenta mejorar nuestro deporte. En septiembre de 2021:

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ¡LOS CAMPEONATOS MUNDIALES 2021 DE KAYAK DE SURF SERÁN EN BUDE, INGLATERRA! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Para que sepan, esta fue una decisión muy agradable tanto para los países candidatos como para el WSKA. Estén atentos para más anuncios de la WSKA. ¡Estamos muy emocionados por la vitalidad de nuestro deporte! Gracias a todos. ¡Ve a pescar! Nos vemos en septiembre de 2021 en Bude.