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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:01am 2nd September 2012.

The World Bellyboarding Championships come to Cornwall.

Hundreds of competitors in traditional bathing kit will take to the waves at Chapel Porth on Sunday.
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Organiser Nick Holden said it has become a bit of a pilgrimage: "We do it because it's a lot of fun. it started off just as a memorial trophy to a chap who came down on his holiday and used to bellyboard no matter what the conditions at Chapel Porth and then the year that he didn't turn up they decided to have a memorial which was great.

"A dozen or so people were there and remembered Arthur as they paddled out and had a bellyboard. Quite tongue in cheek the next year it was called the 'World Bellyboard Championships' and it seems to have stuck. We've had entrants from the British Virgin Islands, New Zealand, Australia, New York even in recent years. So, it has gone quite truly global."

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