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Bodyboard School Coaching Weekend

We're pleased to announce that once again we have teamed up with bodyboard-school.com to bring you the Wales Coaching Weekend. 

Come and join the team to give your bodyboarding a massive boost.   

Within a group of like-minded wave riders you’ll improve your performance in a relaxed yet professional environment. Every bodyboarder is taught as an individual so you aren’t pushed along too quickly or held back by others.

If you’ve never been before and want to learn to bodyboard in a safe environment or you’re a keen enthusiast wanting to master the sports hardest moves, this weekend is for you. The awesome team of highly qualified and experienced instructors will have you catching the best waves, displaying textbook technique and maximising your enjoyment in no time.

Head over to bodyboard-school.com to book your place! 

Section Bodyboarding Charity Event Cancelled

Unfortunately Section Bodyboarding have had to cancel their Charity Event which was due to run this weekend.

Here's the latest from event organiser and Section Bodyboarding founder Ben Howard...

"Regretably, we have had to postpone the Section Bodyboarding Charity fundraiser contest this weekend due to a poor forecast. 20 knot NW winds at 6 second period simply doesn't cut it for a decent contest.
A decision has been made to run the contest in Spring to secure judges, lifeguards and staff for the event. We have also talked to the beach owners in respect of having a holding period so that we have the best chance of putting on a good event.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused but I am sure you can understand why we have come to this decision".

The Welsh Bodyboard Club however have confirmed that their social event will run this weekend, with £1 of each entry in to the jam/comp going towards the Section Bodyboarding Event.

NEW - 'Born To Boogie' Crew Necks now available! 

Just in time for winter, our new 'Born To Boogie' Crew Necks are now available to buy at our online store! 

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Born To Boogie Crew
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NEW FOR 2017  As the evenings start to draw in, and temperatures start to drop, we've got these lil beauties for the bodyboarders amongst us. We bring you our all new "Born To Boogie" Crew Necks. Proud of our continual support to the Welsh Bodyboard Club this design is a tribute to the cause.

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50% cotton - 50% polyester pre-shrunk yarn - Weight: 279 g/m²

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Bodyboard Competition Fundraiser

Bodyboard Competition Fundraiser

We are proud to be part of this event down in Cornwall next month, presented by Section Bodyboarding. We are sponsoring the great cause, Cornwall Hospice Care, chosen for personal reasons by Section Bodyboarding founder, and all round great guy Ben Howard.  

It is set to be a great day of bodyboarding with some of the UK's best riders gathering for some friendly competition. The competition is in tribute to Ben's late parents, who both tragically passed away to cancer in the last 12 months. There are great prizes up for grabs though, including 2 weeks away in a Tenerife apartment, so we'll soon find out how friendly it is!

There will also be a raffle amongst other thing along with a party at the end of the night. All the finer details are yet to be finalised, but head over to Section Bodyboarding's page to find out the latest info!

 
 

 

 

NEW! Born to Boggie T's

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our brand new 'Born to Boogie' T-shirts that are exclusively available now at our online store. Not only that, we've knocked £5 OFF them straight away as an introductory offer!

We are proud of our continual support to the Welsh Bodyboard Club and this T-Shirt is designed as a tribute to the cause. For the Boogers amongst us this an image of pride.

 

All members of the Welsh Bodyboard Club also receive 20% OFF all tafia.co.uk products, along with other benefits and great offerings from other sponsors simply by being members.

Not a member yet?? No problem, head over to the website now to sign up! 

 
 

 

 

Welsh Bodyboard Club T-Shirt's now available at tafia.co.uk

We are proud of our continual support to the Welsh Bodyboard Club and it is here at our online store you can order your exclusive official members T-Shirt! 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOURS!!!!

Not a member yet? No problem! Click below to become a member! 

 
 

Remember we also give 20% discount to Welsh Bodyboard Club members here at tafia.co.uk. Drop us an email to get your own code for unlimited discounts!

Welsh Bodyboard Club 2017 Plans

As part of our continual support to grassroots sports in Wales, we like to keep up to date with those which we sponsor and endorse. After hearing the Welsh Bodyboard Club were gathering to make an action plan for 2017, we couldn't wait to find out what they've got planned to keep their members busy this year! 

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After a recent meeting of the committee of the Welsh Bodyboard Club we have planned an action packed year for our members!

WAVE OF THE WINTER COMP

Firstly to kick things off and between now and the end of winter we are holding a 'Wave Of The Winter Competition'. This competition is for Wales based boogers. It could be a local wave in to you or somewhere abroad, but it has to have been during the 2016-2017 winter period. Entries end 31st of March. The winner will win a pair of fins and will win by the amount of likes the picture gets on our facebook page. The more likes the more chance of winning!

20/05/17 CAMPING AND FUN JAM

Put this date in your diaries as we are holding a camping event down at Hillend Campsite, Llangennith, Gower. The plan is to rock up have a fun Jam which could be held anywhere on the Gower with Beers and BBQ afterwards. All welcome but you have to be a member to join in with the Jam. The event is a non competitive atmosphere and the aim is just to get people together and have a good time. Cost of Entry to the Jam will be posted closer to the time. Prizes to be won!

16/09/17 SNOWDONIA VISIT

We are looking to book a weekend at Surf Snowdonia on the 16/09/17. We plan on staying in the pods on site with a surf on the Saturday afternoon and a surf on the Sunday morning. Prices are £125 for a pod that sleeps 4 and 2 surfs. We’d need to get this booked in pretty sharp as the place gets busy quick so please get in touch if interested. Minimum of 4 people for this to take place.

GOING FORWARD

The club will continue with membership and the cost of being a part of it is £5 per year or £10 with a t-shirt and stickers. Membership will now run from 1st April until 31st March. By supporting the club and becoming a member you are supporting bodyboarding in Wales as well as discounts to events and exclusive discounts from some of our sponsors.

We will continue to support members and encourage entry to the Welsh Surf Federation Nationals event along with events of the British Bodyboard Club. As the club has an interest in Flowboarding we also look to support riders who wish to take part in the CIWW Flowboarding Comp’.

Between now and our first planned event we will be looking at organising meet ups for a surf if anyone is interested. We won’t be taking big groups to sensitive spots but will be looking to go for a surf at places like Rest Bay or Llangennith. Its just to get people together for a surf. There is also a possibility of a Jam being called at short notice if we see a decent weekend swell and have the committee members available to run it.

If you made it this far then thanks for reading and we hope to see you at some of the events this year!

Welsh Flowboard Open 2016

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Cardiff Flowboarders with Cardiff International White Water will be holding the first ever Welsh Open Flowboarding Championship on the 3rd of September and tafia.co.uk are pleased to announce it will be one of the event sponsors! 

The event was conceived when Ronnie Rogan, Simon Crew and Michael Norman were practicing at Flowhouse Mallorca with Team Flowrider Europe earlier on this year. Cardiff has one of the best Flowriders in Britian and we thought this would be a good way to showcase the sport to the public.

Flowboarding is a new and exciting sport growing in the UK and is rapidly becoming very popular, so much so that some of our top UK riders have been in the European and World championships and have had massive successes. The Flowrider machine creates a sheet wave formed by high pressure water pumps on a sprung bed to ride on.

 

Riders are scored on their tricks by a panel of judges over 3x 45 second runs progressing on from each heat to the final. The sport can be done by all ages and we have categories for Male and Female in Junior, Open and Masters in both Bodyboard and Flowboard (Stand up).

If you'd like to find out more about the sport of Flowboarding please visit our Facebook page or come and see us at Cardiff International White Water for a chat.