Tynemouth Surf Co Open 2023

Welcome to the Tynemouth Surf Co Open surf comp page. This competition is part of the North Sea Weekender and supported by North Tyneside Council. Grab your boards, wetsuits and friends and come down to Longsands Beach to watch an action packed weekend of competitive surfing. Please see the link below to enter the contest.

Schedule TBC

Prize Money

*Please note cash prizes will only be for 1st place in the the adults divisions.

1st place Mens Shortboard £350

1st place Women’s Shortboard £350

1st place Mens Longboard £250

1st place Women’s Longboard £250

1st place Men’s SUP £150

1st place Women’s SUP £150

Judging Criteria




Surfers must perform to the judging key elements to maximise their scoring potential. Judges analyse the following major elements when scoring a ride:

  • -Commitment and degree of difficulty
  • -Innovative and progressive manoeuvres
  • -combination of major manoeuvres
  • -variety of manoeuvres
  • -speed, power and flow

Its important to note that the emphasis of certain elements is contingent upon the location and the conditions on the day, as well as changed of conditions during the day.



The surfers must perform controlled maneuvers in the critical part of the wave utilizing the entire board and wave using traditional longboard surfing. The Surfer who performs this to the highest degree of difficulty with the most style, flow and grace will receive the highest score for a Ride. Further to the above, the following are key elements for Judges to consider:

  • -Nose riding and rail surfing
  • -Critical part of the wave
  • -Variety
  • -Speed and power
  • -Commitment
  • -Control
  • -Foot work

It’s important to note that the emphasis of certain elements is contingent upon the location and the conditions on the day, as well as changes of conditions during the day.


SUP Surf 


  • -A surfer must demonstrate board handling skills in the transition phase and the surfing phase of their performance for it to be considered complete.
  • -A surfer must perform radical controlled manoeuvres, using the paddle as a key tool, in the critical sections of a wave with speed, power and flow to maximise scoring potential. Innovative/progressive surfing as well as a variety of manoeuvres, will all be taken into account when awarding points for SUP surfing.
  • -The SUP surfer who executes these criteria with the maximum degree of difficulty and commitment on the waves will be rewarded with the higher scores.
  • -For Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP) a wave is deemed to be begun, when in the opinion of the judges, the rider is no longer solely under paddle power but rather has harnessed and begun to be carried along by the power of the wave.


Comp Entries Closed

Please note due to high demand it is one contest entry per person only. *This may change if some categories aren’t filled.

To enter the following categories please use following link: Women’s Open, Mens Longboard, Women’s Longboard, Mens SUP Surf, Women’s SUP Surf, Mini Groms:


To enter the U14’s & U12’s Surf England Junior Series please use the following link:



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