Welsh Open Flowboading Championship (Results & Photos)

Cardiff International White Waters FlowRider hosted the Welsh Open Flowboading Championship on their FlowRider Double wave simulator on Saturday, September 3rd

The FlowRider® attraction can quickly transform any venue into a sporting arena. Flowboarders of all ages showed up last Saturday to defend their home wave. With a solid turnout of 35 competitors from 9 different divisions, participants showcased their flowboarding skills to not only friends, family, spectators and judges but also Cardiff City Council Officials who were in attendance.

“We had a brilliant day yesterday,” explains competitor and flow fanatic, Simon Crew.  Simon played a big role in organizing the event and bringing together venue management and local sponsors to make the event happen.

“That’s where it all starts, local flowboarders generating the excitement and introducing others to the sport & lifestyle! From there, everyone gets addicted,” states FLOW Events and Sport Marketing Coordinator, Adam Muller.

After a smooth day of operations, City Council was impressed with event and Cardiff International White Waters FlowRider is already looking forward to their next competition.  They have already sent in their official request to host an event (or two!) during the 2017 European FLOW Tour.

It’s not all about the final results but more so about the initial entry/registration total and showing the outside world that we have a strong following, solid flowboarding community and that flowboarding is a real sport with real athletes.  Hats off to the all the flowboarders who entered this event to make our global presence even stronger!

Cardiff Flowboarders would like to thank all the competitors, the judges, Cardiff White Water and the official sponsors – Puravida, Tafia, Surfplugs, Dirtydog, Ozdzynes, Squarerock, Canoe and Kayak Store and Groundswell Balance Boards.

We look forward to seeing everyone on the wave!

Other Coverage: Tafia.Co.Uk

Official Event Results:

Jr. Bodyboard
1 Iwan Lewis
2 Hannah Brown
3 Jenny Hunt

Jr. Flowboard
1 Davie Forsdike
2 Blaze L’Enfant
3 Iwan Lewis

OPEN Am Bodyboard
1 Steve McDonald
2 Olly Bealin
3 Mathew Brown

OPEN Am Flowboard
1 Blaze L’Enfant
2 Tom Abelovszki
3 Krisztina Balogh

Masters Bodyboard
1 Michael Norman
2 Nathen Brown
3 Steve McDonald

Masters Flowboard
1 Phillip Richards
2 Grippa Brown
3 Simon Crew

Female Flowboard
1 Millie Clark
2 Jenny Hunt
3 Katie Simmons

Open Bodyboard
1 Sam Powel
2 Michael Norman
3 Davie Forsdike

Men’s Flowboard
1 Sam Curl
2 Chris Forsdike
3 Phillip Richards