2011 World Bellyboarding champion crowned

News: 2011 World Bellyboarding champion crowned

added to the website on Sep 05, 2011

Naomi Perkin from St Ives won the 9th annual World Bellyboarding Championships at Chapel Porth in Cornwall yesterday. The contest, organised by our friends at The National Trust, is a celebration of the traditional art of surf riding – surfing prone on a short wooden bodyboard. It now attracts a truly international field of entrants ……»


8th World Bellyboard Champion crowned

News: 8th World Bellyboard Champion crowned

added to the website on Sep 06, 2010

The skies may have been leaden, the rain driving, but the main ingredients of pumping waves and stoked competitors kept the chill at bay and delivered a truly wonderful & typically British seaside day of surf and smiles. Jack Johns wowed the crowd with his accomplished ply riding to be crowned 8th World Bellyboard Champion ……»


Dick Pearce - an unsung hero of British surfing (April 12 1929 - July 10 2010)

News: Dick Pearce – an unsung hero of British surfing (April 12 1929 – July 10 2010)

added to the website on Jul 15, 2010

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Dick Pearce, who shaped traditional wooden surfboards in North Devon for the last fifty years. Thousands of British surfers got their first start on one of Dick’s famous ‘surf riders’, and it’s a fitting tribute to him that they’re now going through a revival ……»