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Porthcawl Surf Festival
Venue: Rest Bay, Porthcawl, Wales
Date: Oct 8th - 9th

Catagories / Prize Money:
Mens Open - £2000

Status: 1 Star
Splash Up
Support by:Bridgend CBCWelsh Government
Seven Bays Project

Bridgend has scooped the chance to host the UK Pro Surfing Championships on October 8-9th

The Surf Championships will form part of the The Porthcawl Splash UP Festival that will bring an adrenalin packed weekend of extreme sports to Rest Bay and “street dancing” to Porthcawl high street.

The event will see the UK’s top surfers competing for the UK title and in addition some of the UK's top skateboard and BMX professionals will be performing at our purpose built skate park located at Rest Bay car park
The town centre at Porthcawl will come alive on Sat 8th October with a series of Street Dance performances with some of the best UK street dance acts performing throughout the day.

Over 100 of the UK’s best surfers will descend on Rest Bay for the action-packed weekend, to compete for the UK Professional Surfing title.

The event, which will showcase Rest Bay beach as one of the best surfing locations in the UK is set to take Porthcawl by storm on October 8 and 9th.

In addition our onsite skate park will run a series of daily workshops hosted by a number professional skateboard and BMX riders. This will offer a series of free coaching workshops to any young people that show up on the day and equipment will be provided.

Dave Reed CEO of UK Pro Surf said: “We are delighted to be working with Bridgend Council to bring our National Pro surfing tour to Porthcawl- our professional surfers are looking forward to showcasing their talents to the local community.

The action starts at 10 AM on Saturday 8st October and runs through till 5 PM on Sunday 9nd October

Festival Event PR- Steve Parrott- email Tele- 01202 766311

Surf competition entry- Dave Reed email-


Rest Bay Wave Information
The beach points out straight into the Bristol Channel and on its day produces epic walling lefts and rights along the length of this golden beach, creating perfect conditions in a safe environment for surfers of any ability.

It is really well accessed with huge car parking capacity and with good facilities directly above the beach.

Best tide time to surf: From mid to high tide
Driving Access: Access off main roads
Car Park spaces: 800
Price: Less than £5
Beach facilities: Lifeguards, Malc's café, public toilets.
Beach type: Fine sand
Break type: Beach
Pub: The Rest Porthcawl Hotel
Left/Right: Both
Offshore wind direction: Easterly
Local highlights: Golf
Access: Short walk to beach
Urban Proximity: Village life
Water quality: Pristine - Blue flag beach
Hazards: Crowds