The best of the UK's student surfers head to Newquay to battle it out to become the champions!

Entry Costs & Dates


Tuesday 9 August 2022


Tuesday 27 September 2022 at 11:59pm - Student/ Competitor Deadline
(Students/ Competitors must apply by this deadline)

Thursday 29 September 2022 11:59pm - Institution Administrator Approval Deadline
(Institutional Administrators are given 48 hours after the student/ competitor deadline to approve entries)


£42.50 per competitor [Stage 1]


Should the competition allow more entries a Stage 2 Entry window will open. Priority will remain with the entries received before the Stage 1 entry closing date. Entries received in the Stage 2 window and accepted into the competition, will be charged an additional 20% fee.

Stage 2 window: If capacity allows
Friday 30 September 2022 – Tuesday 4 October 2022

Stage 2 costs:
£51 per competitor

Events & Associated BUCS Points

There shall be a Male and a Female category within these Championships.

BUCS Points can be found here.

Team Events

Individuals will automatically be entered into the team competitions, provided there are enough eligible individuals from that institution to comprise a team. Please note the following team compositions:

Men’s Overall Team – The team placing shall be determined by the highest cumulative score for three surfers from the same institution.

Women’s Overall Team – The team placing shall be determined by the highest cumulative score for three surfers from the same institution.

Please note that BUCS points will not be allocated where the minimum number of competitors has not been reached, and where there are not enough individual scores to extract a team score. Furthermore, an individual/team must have beaten another individual/team to score BUCS points (i.e. if 3 individuals finish an event, only 2 will score BUCS points).

Rules and Regulations

The Rules & Regulations for BUCS Surfing Championships can be found here.

Entry Allowance

Institutions can request up to 100 non-guaranteed entries in both the male and female events. Institution Administrations must rank competitors in order of preference when submitting entries, if the event reaches capacity, BUCS may need to restrict the number of entries per institution.

Entry Process

To apply for this competition:

1. Competitor to complete competition application on BUCS Play

2. Institution administrator approves entry

3. BUCS approves/denies entry into competition and publishes confirmed entry list.

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By participating in this event you agree to adhere to BUCS General Event Disclaimer
To check whether you are eligible to compete in BUCS competitions, please visit BUCS Individual Eligibility REG 4.


Withdrawals & Changes

Competitor withdrawals must be made by a competitors athletic/ students union by emailing Olivia Hellas.

Withdrawals before the entry deadline, 29 September 2022 at 11:59pm [Stage 1] will not be charged.

Withdrawals after the entry deadline 29 September 2022 at 11:59pm [Stage 1] and before midday on the 12 October September 2022 will be fined £10 and will still be charged the entry fee.

Competitors who do not withdraw before midday on the 12 October 2022 and do not attend registration will be classed as a late withdrawal/ no show and therefore will be charged the entry fee and will also be fined £20 which will be charged after the event to the competitor’s athletic union.

Should BUCS have to open Stage 2 entries then new deadlines for withdrawals will be published. Reserves will only be charged an entry fee if they are accepted into the competition.

Please also refer to the Events Withdrawal Policy for more details around withdrawals


During this event, various filming, photography and broadcasting may take place. By being present at this event, you grant permission for your likeness and voice to be included in pictures and / or on film, and BUCS/partners advertising without compensation or credit.

If you are interested in photographing this event, you must contact [email protected] to express your interest by Thursday 6 October.