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An All New Wave Competition Format

The BWA Tour in the UK has been sampling out a new competition format whilst on the third stage of the tour up in Tiree. Find out what it is all about by watching the video below.

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Archer scores Bulls eye


Super chuffed Mike Archer chose to pull his Moo out his quiver to dominate the amateur fleet then take first place at round one of the BWA Championships at Rhosneigr last weekend. Well done Mike top skills, a big thanks to Si COWther who we nicked the pics from!


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8-11 May 2014

A mega forecast for the BWA Rhosneigr event drew in a record number of entrants. Hosted by Dave ‘Bucky’ Buckland from Funsport over fifty competitors made the journey to Wales to battle it out over the weekend.


Pro action kicked off on Friday morning in westerly starboard tack conditions before the wind shifted to the south west later in the afternoon.

Head Judge Duncan Coombs decided to save the final between Ben Proffitt and Phil Horrocks for better conditions predicted on Saturday morning.

Phil managed to beat Ben in the first final while John Skye took down James Cox in the battle for third and fourth of the single elimination.

With conditions improving by the minute, we went straight into the double elimination of the pros.

Adam Lewis was the standout sailor, fighting his way back all the way through to the final taking down, James Cox, John Skye and Ben Proffitt before the final showdown with Phil Horrocks.

The heat against Skye saw some of the best double forwards of the day plus some amazing one handed back loops, tweaked pushies and wave 360s.

In the final Lewis was slightly underpowered on his 4.2m and unable to nail a double loop.

Phil Horrocks took full advantage landing a sweet one handed back loop, a frontside air and perfect tweaked push-loop-tabletop.

After the men’s finals it was straight into the Women’s, Amateurs, Masters and Junior divisions.

As the day progressed the surf built up to logo high with most sailors well powered up on small sails.

Out of ‘Three Daves’, Dave Ewer from Plymouth was the victor in the masters with Big Davey second and Dave Buckland third.

Mike Archer won the Amateur final ahead of Clyde Waite and Mike Wand-Tetley, while Amanda Beenen beat Justyna Sniady in the final of the ladies.

The standout performance prize was awarded to Scotty MacDowell who managed to sail for over eight hours on Saturday and has the callouses to prove it!

Saturday night saw the Cowboys and Indians party and curry night at the Sandymount Pub, but most were taking it easy with more wind forecast for Sunday.

Come Sunday, the wind had swung back to the west so back to Starboard tack. Standout performance of the day went to Sarah Kellet who fought her way back to the final where she was narrowly defeated by Amanda Beenen in the Ladies Super Final.

Thanks to Dave Buckland of Funsport, Nigel Treacy and Jim Brooks-Dowsett from the BWA and judges Duncan Coombs, Mark Hosegood and Mike Archer.

The tour now heads over to Brandon Bay in Ireland where the next event will take place between May 12th to the 16th.

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John Carter’s gallery from day 2 of the opening British Wavesailing Association (BWA) event in Rhosneigr, Wales.

Event Forecast

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BWA Wales and Ireland – Proffitt’s Preview

The BWA (British Wavesailing Association) tour kicks off today in Rhosneigr, North Wales. After a weekend in Wales competitors will journey to the legendary Brandon Bay on the west coast of Ireland, for another week of contests. Boardseeker caught up with former UK champion and Rhossy local Ben Proffitt before the contest. Follow all the […]

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After an exciting Tour in 2013 it’s nearly time for the British Wavesailing Association (BWA) Competitors, Crew and Coaches to hit the road once again to start the title race for 2014!

The first 2 legs run seamlessly back to back first at the Northern Tip of Wales at Rhosneigr in Anglesey where you can conveniently get a ferry straight across to Ireland and on to Jamie Knox well known stomping ground in Brandon Bay, County Kerry!

For a great number of years now STENA LINE have been supporting the British Wave Tour with both discounted crossings and top prizes for riders to use their services throughout the year, and they have been instrumental in making the ‘back to back’ Wales & Ireland events possible!

Keep an eye out on for special offers and surf trip deals across the year to get arose and make the most if the great and varied conditions Ireland has to offer!

We will be back in touch shortly to let you know what crossings and special prices are available for the BWA Tour competitors.

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Congratulations to Ross Williams for winning the STENA LINE prize of a return trip to Ireland as the winner of the 2013 Event in Brandon Bay! Keep an eye on Ross as he competes in both waves & slalom this year for GA Sails & Tabou Boards.

BWA Wales is hosted by Funsport Rhosneigr with Support from The Beach Cafe, O’shea Clothing & Wetsuits

Pro Competition – 8th to 11th May

All other fleets – 10th to 11th May

BWA Ireland is Hosted by Spillanes Bar & Restaurant with Jamie Knox Watersports and support from O’shea Clothing & Wetsuits, Kerry Sail Co and Kathleen McCauliffe.

All fleets – 12th to 16th May



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Bibby vs Beenen

Two of the PWA’s wavesailing women have been training in preparation for the 2014 BWA (British Wavesailing Association) tour. This year Amanda Beenen and Sarah Bibby will join the tour, with the aim of taking the title from the 2013 champion Justyna Sniady. Whilst Sniady has been pictured smashing some super high backloops, Beenen and […]

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BWA announce dates for 2014.

The BWA UK Wave Tour 2014 kicks off with the challenging back-to-back Wales/Ireland event. A weekend of competition and partying at Rhosneigr followed by the now famous road trip to the West coast of Ireland for a week of Kerry waves and Guinness.

Then after a summer break we head North for 7 days of amazing Scottish hospitality at the Tiree Wave Classic. The tour then heads deepest south 2 weeks later for the final event in Cornwall where the leaders will fight out the coveted Championship titles.

New for 2014:
Wales: Event is extended by a day for Pro fleets with a Thursday start.

Scotland: Due to a close PWA event we have the option to stagger the event for the pro fleets (TBC).

Cornwall: We are introducing a ‘forecast day’ for Cornwall (pros only) allowing the organisers the option of adding a day either side for pro competitors.

The Ams dates for Tiree are announced with Pro dates to be confirmed once PWA dates are in place.

As always, the dates are provisional but at present there is no reason to change for Ams.

Pro:s 8-11 May
Ams: 10-11 May

12 – 16 May

Ams: 11-17 Oct
Pros: To be announced. Awaiting final PWA dates.

31 Oct – 2 Nov

We are also including the facility to extend an additional ‘Pro Forecast Day’ of either 30 Oct or 3 Nov for Pros only.
This day will be added at the discretion of the organisers.


Phil Horrocks, 2013 BWA Champion Pic Dave White/BWA

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BWA Highlights 2013

Watch the highlights from the exciting 2013 BWA Tour. Including a huge amount of unseen footage all captured and edited by our very own Alfie Hart.

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From One Champion to Another

Last year Jamie Hancock took the British title, this year he passes the title over to Phil Horrocks along with this awesome little video… Cornwall from jamie hancock on Vimeo. “It felt a bit strange filming the guys at this years Cornwall BWA event after winning the event in the previous two years. But with […]

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