Super Hipster Vintage Bellyboarding Contest

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WORLD BELLY BOARDING CHAMPS 2013 -Porth Chapel Beach, Cornwall - Martin Sarsfield

WORLD BELLY BOARDING CHAMPS 2013 -Porth Chapel Beach, Cornwall – Martin Sarsfield

The event, which attracts hundreds of competitors from all over the country, harks back to a simpler time when surfing was all about a basic wooden board and stripping down to your swimming costume.

Organised and hosted by the National Trust, this year’s championship on September 6 will see a myriad of prizes ranging from longest ride to, on dry land, best tasting cake.

Nick Holden, event organiser and National Trust Ranger said it was a great day out which people really threw themselves into.

“The World Bellyboard Championships are playing a key role in our coastal festival celebrations this year.

“It’s an inspiring day that celebrates everyone’s love of the coast and the spirit of riding these small wooden boards and of course we will be pulling out all the stops to make the day as enjoyable as possible.”

The simple and gentle pastime of Bellyboarding, popular on the Cornish coast for over a hundred years has seen generations of prone wooden surfboard enthusiasts revel in the thrill of being pushed shore wards at great speed by a breaking Atlantic wave.

Read more: West Morning News

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