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Arriving at The National Surf Championships 2019 – Branksome Chine

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Beach here at Branksome Chine! To make your arrival as smooth and easy as possible please read below.

Event Location

The competition area is on the beach in front of Branksome Dene Community Rooms, as shown on the map below. To ease access, we have organised free parking and a kit compound within close proximity of the competition area. The locations of these are;

  • FREE off-street parking - at Beach Road car park BH13 7BS
  • Kit compound (for large kit storage and drop-off/collection) - by Branksome Dene Community Rooms at Pinewood Road BH13 6JP

Please only use the kit compound if you need to store kit trailers or to drop-off large items such as skis at the start of the day – there is no FREE parking here for vehicles. To leave a trailer you need a parking marshal in attendance so please plan accordingly.


SLS GB are yet to confirm the time of registration on each day of events but we expect things to kick off around 8am.


Kit Compound – BH13 6JP

The compound for kit trailers with club boards and skis is located by Branksome Dene Community Rooms, Pinewood Road BH13 6JP.

Access to this area is via a single track road entrance so if you’re dropping off a trailer, you will need to be met by a marshal who will manage your access. There are no height or width restrictions, we are just trying to keep congestion to an absolute minimum.

Marshals are on-duty from Friday 16 August (12pm - 5.30pm) and at busy times on event days (7.00am - 8.30am and 5.30pm - 7.00pm). Outside of these hours, please contact Mark Dixon 07947 653550 or Jon Kane 07547 697597 to arrange a time.


If you have trailers or large kit to drop off, head to the kit compound at Pinewood Road, BH13 6JP – this is our designated kit drop off and pick up area, not intended as an area for general parking.

imageMarshals will be in place on each day of the competition (7.00am – 8.30am) and (5.30pm - 7.00pm).

In order that we keep traffic moving freely on the residential roads, the approach will be from the Avenue and Tower Road end (see map - RED for southbound traffic and BLUE for northbound), you will not be able to make a right turn into Branksome Dene from Westminster Road end as this would cause the road to become blocked with queuing traffic at busy times.

Once you have dropped off your kit, you will need to drive to the FREE car park for all competitors located at postcode: BH13 7BS.

The kit drop off should ONLY be used by those with large equipment to drop off (skis and boards) as opposed to general beach bits and pieces.

If you don’t have a trailer or large kit to drop off, head to the FREE competitor parking at Beach Road, BH13 7BS.


We are thrilled to offer you free parking for the day at his car park, having secured a deal with Bournemouth Christchurch Poole Council. The car park is a maximum of a 900m walk on footpaths (not a sand dune in sight) to the competition area. Please note, all the other car parks locally will incur the usual charges.


On arrival at Beach Road, a marshall will be in the car park to provide you with your car park pass. This will be marked with your vehicle registration; it is not transferable and must be displayed in your windscreen or normal pay and display parking rules apply! Regardless of if you have a permit or not, parking will be on a first come first parked basis!

Further off-street parking is available at following locations, but pay and display charges will apply;

  • Branksome Chine car park on Pinecliff Road (104 spaces - 450m walk) - BH13 6LP
  • Alum Chine car park on Alumhurst Road (92 spaces - 700m walk) - BH4 8HS
  • Canford Cliffs Library car park on Western Road (52 spaces - 950m walk) - BH13 7BN

Free on-street parking is available on Westminster Road, Lakeside Road, Dalkeith Road and Western Road, please be respectful that this is a residential area and traffic wardens do patrol. Tickets will be issued to cars obstructing driveways or illegally parked.


The traffic management plan is designed to maintain the flow of traffic at all times meaning that the event causes the minimal amount of congestion and inconvenience to our neighbours, like so many of your clubs we are endeavouring to grow our community engagement please be respectful of this and follow this guide. Thank You.