How to be a good Tribal Clasher

We are just a few days from 3-2-1 GO! Before you all set off on your road to Tribal Clash on Thursday or Friday, we wanted to put out a few reminders and also ask for your help, dear Tribal Clashers. Please read on so that your Clashtonbury weekend goes as smoothly as possible!

Blackpool Sands is a special place. If you have been to Tribal Clash before, you know this already. If this is your first time, here’s what you will see when you drive down along the clifftop either from Strete or from Dartmouth: a pristine crescent bay with water so clear that for a second you think you are on a Greek island. Around the sandy beach just trees, green hills and cliffs, barely any houses can be seen, and just one winding road. The beach and the land around it is privately owned and we have a special permit this year again to stage Tribal Clash on Blackpool Sands.

The flip side of hosting a competition on a remote beach is that there is no infrastructure at all. We have to bring everything with us: power, toilets, wifi, water, showers, lighting – Blackpool Sands doesn’t even have mobile signal. We could of course hire a sports hall in a convenient town, plug our laptops in and program snatches and toes to bar for two days, bombard you with ‘sponsors’ and free stuff that you don’t need and that will end up in landfill, but you will probably agree that it wouldn’t be Tribal Clash.

As it’s our 4th Clash, we already know we will be worrying about two things in particular.

Parking: We are expecting close to 2,000 people to Blackpool Sands next weekend. Event parking is at Stoke Fleming Village Hall, if you are not camping and coming to the beach for the day, or at Dragon Camp if you are camping and staying for the whole weekend. These car parks have plenty of space for all participants, and the shuttle bus is quick and easy. If you park in the long stay car park, you can walk to the beach down the lane in 10 minutes. We sold 100 VIP parking passes on behalf of Blackpool Sands, this is the number of cars that can fit in the hardstanding car park behind the cafe. We cannot physically create more parking spaces. If you don’t have a VIP parking pass, please don’t try to talk your way into leaving your car in the beach car park because you are a special case. The gate security guards will not budge but the scene creates a pile up for everyone else. Please don’t park on the road either, it’s a narrow road with no hard shoulder or pavement, and you WILL create a massive traffic jam. And please, on behalf of the local community, don’t park in any of the nearby lanes, they are narrow single lanes and you will block farm and residential traffic.  Just don’t be that guy. Thank you for your co-operation!

Water: At Tribal Clash HQ, we love wild camping, we happily wash our dishes in the sea, we think a dip in the sea equals a shower, and actually we don’t think it’s strictly necessary to wash every day. However, we understand that this may not be the way of the world outside South Devon, so there are showers in the beach campsite. There is a tap at the far end of the beach for drinking water, with a second 10,000 litre tank installed in the hills, to supply water to all Tribal Clashers. With considerate use, there should be sufficient water for the weekend. We will open the showers for two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening, to conserve water on the site. Please don’t use the drinking water tap for rinsing the sand off your feet, or for doing your washing up, this is how the water on site runs out.  You should, therefore, bring your own water: supermarkets sell 5 litre bottles of drinking water, a couple of these should leave you plenty for washing or cooking.

You should prepare for Tribal Clash as if it was a mini version of Burning Man: expect to be self reliant and take responsibility for the impact you have on this site, both the beach and the community around it, Leaving No Trace.  Be aware of your actions on the beach, and how they impact the Tribal Clash community; other athletes, their friends and family, and the volunteer staff. Be helpful, and courteous, and kind. This means taking your litter with you, from the water bottles left on your lane, to the debris generated by your camp during the weekend. You are a guest at Blackpool Sands, treat this beautiful beach with respect and in return, it will reward you with one of the most epic weekends of your life.

See you on the sand!





Tribal Clash 2016: Sunday Heat Schedule

Teams, here is your timetable for Sunday 21st August.

We are monitoring the weather forecast closely, the weekend’s forecast is still changing and unreliable. If the beach is hit by Easterly wind we will change the events, either reverting to our bad weather plan or swapping Saturday’s and Sunday’s events round. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for any last minute updates!

Tribal Clash 2016 Heat Schedule Sunday



Tribal Clash 2016 Event Manual

Hello Tribal Clashers!

Clashtonbury 2016 is just around the corner, we hope you have all got your accommodation booked and organised – remember to book your camping passes online here if you want to camp.

We have compiled all the important information for your Tribal Clash weekend into one document, please read through it as it will answer most of your questions regarding arrival, registration, parking and camping. Click on the link below to download the 2016 Event Manual:


If you are competing at Tribal Clash, you will also need to fill in a Medical Questionnaire. Your team captain will bring your completed Medical Questionnaires to registration. You can download the questionnaire by clicking the link below:

Tribal Clash Medical Questionnaire


Fierce Grace Yoga at Tribal Clash

This year at Tribal Clash UK we have partnered with the London-based yoga company Fierce Grace, to bring you yoga on the beach but not as you know it. Fierce Grace founder Michele Pernetta led the hot yoga revolution in the UK in the 1990s before establishing a new system, drawing from classical schools of yoga such as Bikram, Ashtanga and Hatha, but adopted to the needs and abilities of anyone and everyone, young or old. Fierce Grace was born to push back the boundaries of how yoga ‘should’ be. If you have always seen yoga as an hour of explained breathing and chanting for middle aged ladies, it’s time to change your perception.

I wanted to offer a range of classes to fully meet the needs of the students that come to my studios, as well as those that haven’t yet felt we could serve them. My hope is that this system will support you at every age and stage of your life. My vision is that in 30 years from now the practitioner practicing Fierce Grace will be a new breed of older person. Gone are the Zimmer frames, walking sticks and aches and pains. This new breed of Yoga Elder will up a mountain in their hiking shoes at 80, teaching their grandchildren handstands or scuba diving on a beach in Goa. Yoga Granddad will be leading fitness revolutions. Yoga is not just for the young and fit. It is to make every age young and fit.”

Fabian from Fierce Grace will be leading several classes over the weekend from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, inside the giant tipi. In addition to being an awesome yogi, Fabian is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer and can often be found under a barbell at CrossFit London.

The classes are free to all Tribal Clash participants, and suitable for all abilities. If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Session times will be published on Facebook and on blackboards at Tribal Clash.



Introducing: The tipi sessions

Tribal Clash is not just a fitness competition, it is so much more! It is a festival of fitness and community, of common purpose, taking part and, yes, also winning. As we are now in our fourth year, we have accumulated many favourite Tribal Clash moments, both on the arena and outside of it.

The giant tipis have always been an important gathering place at Tribal Clash. Last year we announced Sunday’s workouts inside the tipi on Saturday night, and the atmosphere was truly electric (that’s where we introduced the crowd to the famous six handled log…). There is something very special about that big communal space with the open fire in the middle. Swapping stories, fuelling after the day’s events, catching up with old friends and making new ones – that’s the off-duty Tribal Clash that is as much part of the event as the drama on the arena.

This year we will be showcasing two young Devon singer-songwriters on Friday and Saturday night, before turning it up for our closing party on Sunday.



On Friday night Jaz Gosling will entertain you with her mellow and upbeat country folk tunes, she is only 17 but has been playing music and writing songs since she was 10. She is inspired by Jack Johnson, Izzy Bizu and Ady Suleiman. Come and enjoy her beautiful voice, chill out with a pint listening to the sea – what better way to start the weekend!



Sam Fearon will take the mic on Saturday night. Sam is a 22-year old singer songwriter with a soulful voice and a great stage presence, he is a skilled guitarist and plays unique covers in his sets, putting his own style on some well known classics. Sam has been playing at the local venues and festivals for several years now and he is about to release his first EP ‘Building Blocks’



DJ James Jordan will bring Tribal Clash 2016 to a close with deep and soulful house tunes inside the tipi on Sunday night. You can also find him on Friday and Saturday nights at Revolution in Plymouth, and frequently in other South West clubs and parties. The competition will be in the bag and the work is done, time to let your hair down and celebrate with your tribe!

Remember that the festival bar organised by our friends at the Venus Cafe will be open until 11pm on Sunday night, and if you have bought a camping pass, that pass covers you for Sunday night as well, as camping this year is extended until Monday morning (more info on our camping facilities here). Join us for this closing night tribal gathering as we say goodbye for another year, before travelling home with more epic memories from an epic weekend.


Win a VIP Team Weekend at Tribal Clash UK!

The countdown is on! We are two months away from the most epic weekend of the year. As you know, Tribal Clash UK is a sell out event, and team places are like gold dust. We have held one team place back so we are going to share the love and pass it on to you folks, the amazing community that makes this August weekend so special.

Here is your chance to win a VIP team weekend at Tribal Clash UK in August.

  • One FREE team place, worth £660. Team has to have 3 men and 3 women, all 18 years+
  • One FREE luxury team teepee, pitched for you on the grass campsite. This is a 10-man teepee so it will comfortably house your team for the weekend
  • One free massage for each team member to keep your legs squat-ready
  • Tribal Clash headbands for each team member to complement your arena outfits

To enter the competition:

  1. Like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram if you haven’t done it already. You’ll find the buttons in the top right hand corner
  2. Post a picture of your tribe on your Facebook timeline. This can be your entire tribe, or your team that you want to bring to Blackpool Sands in August. If you are on Instagram, post it to Instagram too.
  3. Tag Tribal Clash in your photo so we can find you, if you are super clever you’ll also use the hashtag #tribalclash2016. We’ll share our favourite photos and posts!
  4. Tell us why your tribe is awesome and why you need to come to Blackpool Sands in August to show it. Write a few words, sentences or an essay.

That’s it! We’ll pick a winner from all the photo entries on Friday 1st July so you have two weeks to post your photos.

A few house rules: You have to be 18 years or over to enter. Entries from outside UK are most welcome. If you win and you already have a team in Tribal Clash UK, we cannot exchange your win to an already paid-for team place. Similarly if you have already bought a camping pass, we cannot refund that. Be happy to be The Chosen One! The winner will be picked by our HQ team and it will be totally subjective and not random, but the more you spread the love the more you’ll convince us that you belong on the Tribal Clash arena! The winner must be the team captain for the winning team and s/he is entitled to assemble a team how s/he wishes. The winning team entry cannot be passed on to someone else.

Good luck and see you on the beach!

Tribal braids now at Tribal Clash UK

Step up your game. Walk onto the Tribal Clash arena looking like the badass warrior that you are. Our friends from The Pop Up Salon in Devon will be on site all weekend making sure you are all camera ready, and channelling your inner warrior! The girls at The Pop Up Salon will be designing a special Tribal Clash braid menu for you girls (and boys!), drawing inspiration from the Game Of Thrones inspired braids, or maybe it is The Hunger Games that is your style? Find our hair stylists in the Tribal Clash event village, make sure you book in your braid appointment early as this is going to be popular!

Booking Terms & Conditions


“Event” means any Tribal Clash competition or event.

“Promoter” or “Us” means Tribal Events Ltd.

“Terms and Conditions” means these terms and conditions.

“Venue” means the site at which the Tribal Clash competition takes place, which at the date of these Terms and Conditions is Blackpool Sands, Devon, UK, or Bystranda, Kristiansand, Norway.

“Ticket” means any valid ticket or wristband which permits You to attend Tribal Clash or any valid wristband for which You have exchanged Your valid ticket at the Event.

“You” means you as the holder of the Ticket and “Your” shall be read accordingly.


1.  These Terms and Conditions replace any previously published terms and conditions.

2.  All Tickets, entry fees and passes are sold subject to these Terms and Conditions. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully and raise any queries with the Promoter prior to purchase. Purchase of any Ticket constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions on Your behalf and on behalf of any person for whom You are purchasing Tickets.

3.  These terms and conditions are subject to change from time to time without notice and in our sole discretion. We will notify You of amendments to these terms and conditions by posting them to this website.


1.  Only customers holding a valid Team Entry or a Spectator Ticket will be admitted to the Tribal Clash event. There are a limited number of Tickets (and different types of Tickets) available for each Event, and therefore purchase of Tickets is strictly subject to availability.

2.  You must retain your Tribal Clash Wristband on Your person at all times during the Event.

3.  Your Wristband may be invalidated if any part of it is removed, altered or defaced.

4.  Upon purchase, please check your Wristband carefully, they are not issued on a sale or return basis and refunds will not be made on returned Wristbands unless provided for under these Terms and Conditions.

5.  The Promoter will not be responsible for any Ticket or Wristband that is lost, stolen or destroyed. You are solely responsible for the safe-keeping of Your Wristband or Ticket. It is not always possible to issue duplicate Tickets. If duplicates are issued, a reasonable administration fee may be charged.

6.  Price and availability information is subject to change without notice.

7.  Ownership or possession of a Ticket or Wristband does not confer any rights (by implication or otherwise) on You to use, alter, copy, or otherwise deal with any of the symbols, trademarks, logos and/or intellectual property appearing on the Ticket or Wristband.

8.  Wristbands or Tickets are personal revocable licences and shall at all times remain the property of the Promoter and subject to these Terms and Conditions. You may not re-sell or transfer a Wristband or Ticket for commercial or personal gain. If a Ticket is re-sold, transferred or advertised for profit or commercial gain or used for competitions, promotions or hospitality packages by anyone other than the Promoter, or an authorised sub-agent, it will be void and You will be refused entry to, or ejected from, the Venue without refund.

9.  Tickets are sold subject to the Promoter’s right to alter or vary the published Tribal Clash event programme. The Promoter reserves all rights in this regard. Any published start and finish times at Tribal Clash are estimates only and are subject to change. The Promoter shall not be liable for any change of a published start or finish time.

10.  All advertised times are approximate and subject to change. It is Your responsibility to make appropriate arrangements to ensure that You arrive at the Venue in sufficient time in case the event starts early or otherwise, and to ensure that You are able to stay until the close of the event should You wish to if it overruns. We will not be responsible to make any refund or meet the costs of any alternative travel arrangements or for any loss of enjoyment or other indirect loss as a result of an Event not running to the precise advertised times.

11.  In the event of a cancellation, postponement or Material alteration of the Event (defined below) You will be entitled to a refund in accordance with these terms and conditions. Where the cancellation takes place part-way through an Event, You may only be entitled to a refund of part of the face price which You paid for the Ticket or Wristband. Personal arrangements including travel, subsistence and accommodation in relation to the Event which have been arranged by You are made at Your own risk and the Promoter will have any liability for any such loss of enjoyment or wasted expenditure.

A “Material” alteration is a change which in our reasonable opinion makes Tribal Clash materially different to the Event which purchasers of the Ticket or Wristband could reasonably expect. Changes to times, WODs, team make-up, and to a reasonable extend WOD locations, shall not be considered a Material alteration.

12.  In order to claim Your refund in the event of a cancellation, postponement or Material alteration, please contact Tribal Clash via email at Refunds will only be made to the person who purchased the Tickets or Wristbands.

13.  It is Your responsibility to check that the Event has not been cancelled, rescheduled or made the subject of a Material alteration. Information on such matters will be made available on behalf of the Promoter as soon as reasonably practicable on the Promoter’s website, social media channels, and/or at the Venue. Customers are advised that the website cannot always be updated immediately and that circumstances giving rise to cancellation, postponement or Material alterations can sometimes arise immediately prior to an Event.

14.  Tickets will not be refunded where they have been used to gain entry to Tribal Clash, or where You are able to and choose to attend a postponed Tribal Clash.

15.  Team entry tickets are not transferrable and cannot be exchanged or transferred or sold except to another team within your club, gym, or affiliate.

16. If you wish to withdraw your team (at any time up until one month before the Event) you may sell the place back to Us (the Promoter). The buy-back price will be 50% of the team entry fee until 90 days before the Event, then 20% of team entry fee until 60 days before the event. Less than 60 days before the Event, no refunds will be made.

16.1. If you have purchased your team place using a payment plan with an initial deposit and further instalments, your deposit is non-refundable under any circumstances. The remainder of your team fee is subject to buy-back conditions detailed in paragraph 16.

17. There will be no refunds for Tribal Clash team places, either full or partially paid, except in the event of cancellation, postponement or Material alteration, outside of the conditions in Paragraph 16.

18.  Tickets or Wristbands obtained in breach of these Terms and Conditions shall be null and void and the Promoter may refuse admission to, or eject You from, the Venue. Any person seeking to use a void Ticket in order to gain or provide entry to an Event will be considered to be a trespasser and will be ejected and liable to legal action. Void Tickets are non-refundable.

19. There will be no refunds for camping, spectator or parking passes except in the event of cancellation, postponement or Material alteration.


20.  The Promoter reserves the right to refuse You entry to and/or eject You from the Event. In particular but without limitation You may be refused admission to or removed from the Event for any of the following reasons: for health and safety or reasons; if You behave in a manner which has or is likely to affect the enjoyment of other persons at the Event; if You use threatening, abusive or insulting words or mannerisms; if, in the Promoter’s reasonable opinion, You are acting under the influence of alcohol or drugs; if You breach these Terms; and/or if Your Ticket is void.

21.  If before or during Tribal Clash event, You have a complaint in relation to the Event (including without limitation in relation to Your ability to participate in the competition), please contact the Promoter or a steward promptly since complaints are very difficult to deal with after the Event.

22.  By attending a Tribal Clash event, You give Your express consent to Your actual or simulated likeness being included within any film, photograph, audio and/or audiovisual recording to be exploited in any and all media for any purpose at any time throughout the world, the copyright to which shall be owned by the Promoter or its contractors without payment or compensation. If You attend an Event with Your child aged under 18 years You give the foregoing Your express consent on their behalf. This includes filming by the police or security staff that may be carried out for the security of customers.

23.  You shall not bring all or any of the following into the Venue: fireworks, laser pens, laser equipment, animals (except assistance dogs), bottles, cans or glass containers, or any item which the Promoter considers could be used as a weapon (including sharp or pointed objects such as knives), and illegal substances. The Promoter shall be entitled to confiscate any merchandise purchased outside the Venue.

24.  There will be no admission to the Event before the designated opening times on any day of the Event.

25.  You must comply with any and all instructions given to You by the Promoter and/or all Venue stewards and staff at the Event.

26.  You shall not bring into the Venue or display or distribute (whether for free or not) at the Event any sponsorship, promotional or marketing materials.

27.  To the extent permitted by law and with Your consent, personal information provided by You to the Promoter will be used for all purposes reasonably connected with the operations of Tribal Clash and the Promoter including (but not limited to): providing You with details of forthcoming connected events, offers and services; providing You with updates as to the latest concessions or any changes thereto and information concerning competitions and other promotional activity; supplying You with the goods that You request or in which the Promoter reasonably believes You may be interested; conducting market research and establishing customer profiles; and transferring or disclosing the information provided to the Promoter’s professional advisors and such other parties as it considers necessary in the administration of its business. The Promoter will not use or disclose Your personal information other than as set out in these Terms and Conditions without Your prior consent. If You have any queries about this, please contact Tribal Clash at Unit6 CrossFit, will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe from any email communications You receive from the Promoter by following the unsubscribe link.

28. The Promoter takes the needs of customers who are disabled or who have other access requirements very seriously and actively encourages people of all abilities to attend the Event.

29.  If You have access requirements for an Event please contact Tribal Clash at

30.  All items brought to the Venue and Tribal Clash campsite are brought and left at Your own risk.

31.  You are permitted to bring Your own limited supply of food and drink for Your own consumption in the campsite and/or the Event site but not for resale.


32.  You agree that the Promoter, its servants or agents will not be liable for any loss, injury or damage to any person (including Yourself) or property however caused (including by the Promoter or its employees or agents): (a) in any circumstances unless due to the negligence of the Promoter, its employees or agents; ; (b) in circumstances where such loss or damage is not a reasonably foreseeable result of any such breach (save for death or personal injury due to the negligence of the Promoter, its servants or agents); and/or (c) to the extent that any increase in any loss or damage results from the breach by You of any of these Terms and Conditions.

33.  For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, “Force Majeure” means any cause beyond the Promoter’s control including, without limitation, an act of God, war, insurrection, riot, civil disturbances, acts of terrorism, fire, explosion, flood, royal mourning, national mourning, theft of essential equipment, malicious damage, strike, lock out, weather, third party injunction, national defence requirements and/or acts or regulations of national or local governments. The Promoter will not be liable to You for failure to perform any obligation under these Terms and Conditions to the extent that the failure is caused by Force Majeure.

34.  You agree that the Promoter shall not be liable to You for any indirect or consequential costs, claims, actual or alleged losses howsoever arising out of or in connection with the Event and/or our obligations hereunder including, but not limited to, loss of profits, anticipated profits, savings, business or opportunity, or loss of publicity or loss of reputation, or opportunity to enhance reputation, or loss of contract or other economic or consequential loss arising from the performance (or any failure to perform) these Terms and Conditions.

35.  The Promoter will not have any liability to You whatsoever for loss or expenses incurred in connection with the Event or any cancellation of the Event, including, without limitation, costs of any personal travel, accommodation or hospitality arrangements made relating to the Event or the cancellation of the Event.


36.  To the fullest extent permissible in law, the Promoter shall be entitled to assign all and any of its rights and obligations under these Terms and Conditions, provided that Your rights are not adversely affected.

37.  If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the invalid or unenforceable provision shall be severed or amended in such a manner as to render the rest of the provision(s) and remainder of these Terms and Conditions valid or enforceable.

38.  If the Promoter delays or fails to enforce any of these Terms and Conditions it shall not mean that the Promoter has waived its right to do so.

39.  Any person, other than the Promoter, who is not a party to these Terms and Conditions shall have no rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions.

40.  Nothing in these Terms and Conditions and no action taken by You or the Promoter under these Terms and Conditions shall create, or be deemed to create, a partnership, joint venture or establish a relationship of principal and agent or any other fiduciary relationship between You and the Promoter.

41.  These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties in connection with the subject matter of these Terms and Conditions and supersede any previous terms and conditions, agreement or arrangement between You and the Promoter relating to the subject matter of these Terms and Conditions.

42.  Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall purport to exclude liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

43.  These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.


In teams of three for total time:

3 rounds of:-
Jerry Can Carry 40m x6
9 Rope Climb
21 Synchro (3) Burpees


3 rounds of:
Sandbag run 400 m
15 Synchro (3) Overhead Squats, 45/35/25

Notes: Organise athletes into balanced teams of three.
Jerry Can Carry: Only one athlete working at a time, change athlete as necessary.
Rope Climbs: Only one athlete working at a time, change athlete as necessary. No need to share reps equally – play to individual strengths.
Synchro Burpees: All three athletes working at the same time. All three athletes must have chest and thighs to floor at the same moment and jump and clap in unison for reps to count.
Sandbag run: Two sand bags per team rotate between the three athletes as necessary – play to individual strengths.
Synchro OH Squats: Three different weight barbells are set. Athletes must complete reps in total unison for them to count with all three athletes hitting bottom (below parallel) and top position (fully extended) at the same time.



We advise using one of our Team Virtuosity Drills to warm up your team before you get stuck into the workout above. These drill are designed to get your team dialled-in to each other and working with smooth and dreamy synchronicity. These drills are great tools and should become a mandatory part of every team training session.

Your weekly dose of team virtuosity!

The aim of these weekly Tribal Smash workouts is to get your individual athletes working together like one single well oiled machine whilst challenging their fitness. Tribal Smash workouts are great fun and relevant to any aspiring team athletes whether they are on a Tribal Clash team or not.

If you are really serious about doing well at this year’s Tribal Clash then why not come along to one of our Team Virtuosity Workshops?