Bellyboarding at Chapel Porth

youngsters race into the sea with their bellyboards

Chapel Porth has championed this noble pastime for many years and played host to the World Bellyboard Championships since from inception in 2003 until 2015.

There has always been a dedicated bunch of people who come down to Chapel Porth throughout the year to ride their wooden boards. It's a hobby that crosses the generations and encourages so many people back into the water.

You can read more about the history and stories of bellyboarding here.

The bellyboards are on display
Bellyboards lined up for judging at the World Bellyboard champs

The RNLI have taken up the challenge of putting on the championships nowadays.

Find out more

Welcome to the World Bellyboard Championships
sign to welcome people to the World Bellyboard Championships