Local Welsh Adaptive Surfing Champion Llywelyn Williams is heavily involved in the organisation of the first ever adaptive surfing championship in wales held at Surfsnowdonia on 5-6th July.

It will also be the first ever adaptive surfing championship in a wave garden with 24 athletes coming from 10 different countries as far as Australia, Japan & Brazil. Sponsored by Abersoch Land & Sea and supported with recycled clothing by Inland Sea it’s set to be a fantastic event.

There are 3 categories this year, Stand, Kneel and Prone (laying down position) and there is prize money offered for the finalist. 8 Judges oversee the event including ISA qualified Judges and there will be a live feed available through Llywelyn Sponge Williams and the welsh adaptive surfing championship facebook. You can also catch it via

To add to all the excitement this progressive event brings to the area, a new Abersoch based clothing brand backing the Championship called Hopalong Clothing is to have an online launch in August. Follow its progress at instagram.com/hopalongclothing/

Water safety is by Surfability and the RNLI will be supporting during the event. They are looking for volunteers to help during the event, so if you’re interested in getting involved then please contact Llywelyn’s facebook at https://www.facebook.com/llywelyn.s.williams

We wish Llywelyn the best of luck with the event and will be reporting on it in the next issue of Abersoch Magazine.