Welcome to the Hotdoggers Longboard Surf Club – the oldest and largest longboard club in the UK. We are based in North Devon at Saunton Beach, but are members are from all over the UK.
So why join the Hotdoggers Longboard Surfclub? Well, a lot of our members live in cities a long way from the coast but still feel in touch and feel part of the local scene, its a great way to make new friends and surf with some of the UKs best longboard surfers. We can give you advice on longboard designs that would suit your needs, where to get the best deals on surf gear and tips on improving your surfing.
Surfing under the shadows of the cliffs and caves Saunton’s Hotdoggers surf club has been around for quite some time, this is how the club has evolved over the years: The club is the largest and longest running longboard club in the UK. It all started in the early 70’s with the Redwood Club, in 1984 it became the Chapter Hotdoggers, then in 1997 the club simply became THE HOTDOGGERS with the membership spiralling – thus becoming a nationally-recognised longboard surf club. Members ages range from 14 to over 70 years.
The Hotdoggers surfers are well travelled from France, Spain and Portugal to Hawaii, California, G Land, Australia and more. The club holds numerous contests throughout the year for all abilities, monthly gatherings, BBQs and other fun social events for members. The Hotdoggers club is about meeting new people, making friends and sharing sound advice but most of all it’s about having fun.
** Membership is now due for 2017 **.
For 2017 the club can only offer full membership of both the Hotdoggers and Surfing GB. As well as the usual 3rd party insurance and other benefits of joining the club we are helping to support the growth of Surfing GB who are working towards national governing body status. This will allow our sport the recognition it deserves and enable us to access funds through Sport England. As a club we have decided to support the development of this governing body and promote it so please spread the word and get others involved.
Our members range from juniors to the grand old masters and we cater for all abilities. The club has a great social and competitive scene running league events, social activities and even the famous annual surf trip, which this year is Sri Lanka.
In 2014 we have introduced stand up paddle (SUP) to the club and we have an active surf and SUP contest scene.
Whether you are interested in becoming the British champion or just hanging out with other loggers this is the club for you and your family.
President – Norman wright
Vice President – Richard Unsworth
Chairman – Andre green
Contest Director – Norman wright
Treasurer -Sam Bowen
Secretary – Paul Kennan
Social Secretary – Steve Burley