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Welcome to the Saunton Sands Surfboat team. We are part of the Saunton Sands Surf Lifesaving Club, based in North Devon. We row in the UK Surf Rowers League, competing at venues throughout the south west of England and in Wales. In 2007 we reached the final at the UK National Surfboat Championships and came fourth. Surfboat racing is a relatively new sport in the UK although it is well established in other countries, particularly Australia. It can be very exciting, particularly when the surf is large. It is also an excellent spectator sport, as all of the action takes place close to the shore. The 2008 season is now almost complete.

Disaster Strikes

Who would do this to our boat? Disaster strikes as someone sets fire to our boat in the early hours of January 27th 2009. See what's left. Read the "This is North Devon" article and add your comments here.

SLS Masters 2008

We travelled down to Portreath in Cornwall to take part in the GB Surf Life Saving Masters Championships, representing our club. We gained silver medals in the surfboat race at the end of the day and we made a small contribution towards Saunton's massive 3000+ total - this crowned the club Masters Champions for 2008. The moment that this was announced is captured here.

Mark Henry rejoined the boat crew for the Masters Competition and his amazing medal tally at the competition was recorded in the North Devon Journal.

NDJ Article

Saunton Surfboat Team

Pete Cropper took some fantastic photos at this event and you can see some of them here.


Website Statistics

Who is visiting our website? From the last few months you can see that we have visitors from all over the World! Thanks to everyone who has checked us out, please feel free to leave a message in the Shout Box opposite!We seem to have topped the Google and Yahoo search engine listings for "surfboat" so let's hope our visitor numbers keep increasing!!

Open Championship July 2008
New Video
See us on Seaside Rescue at Perranport 2007
Our 2008 Races

Race 1 Saunton

Race 2 Watergate

Race 3 Perranporth

Race 4 Bournemouth & evening Pt 1 & Pt 2

For 2007 Events Click Here


The Women's Crew are here!

Saunton Sands now officially has a women's crew again. They are training on the river at Barnstaple during the autumn and winter. We are still looking for a name for the crew. The men's crew is going back to being Saunton Sharks next season. Please email here if you have any views on the name for the women's team or add it to the Shout Box below. Names suggested so far include: swifts, stingrays, swallows and seagulls.

Predicting the Surf
We have drawn up a list of links to what we think are the most informative websites that predict the surf in the South West, particularly North Devon

30 Second Photo Burst!!


Footage from Watergate.


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