BOARDMASTERS 2017 COMPETITOR LINE-UPS ANNOUNCED
WORLD CLASS SURFERS CONFIRMED FOR UK’S LARGEST INTERNATIONAL SURF COMPETITION
EDOUARD DELPERO ⬥ TOM BUTLER ⬥ LUKE DILLON ⬥ ⬥ LUCY CAMPBELL ⬥ JOBE HARRISS ⬥ STANLEY NORMAN ⬥ ALAN STOKES ⬥ LEE ANN CURREN ⬥ JUSTINE DUPONT ⬥ PEONY KNIGHT ⬥ EMILIEN FLEURY ⬥ ADAM GRIFFITHS ⬥ ANTOINE DELPERO ⬥ BEN SKINNER ⬥ EMILY CURRIE ⬥
AND MORE CONFIRMED TO COMPETE
Boardmasters and the World Surf League (WSL) have once again confirmed a competitor line up of the highest-calibre for Boardmasters 2017 including the Quiksilver Men’s, Roxy Women’s Qualifying Series (QS1000) and the Jeep WSL Men’s and Women’s Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS1,000). These exhilarating events take place at the UK’s surf mecca, Fistral Beach, Cornwall from Wednesday 9 – Sunday 13 August.
As stop #29 on the WSL international qualifying series tour the cream of the crop, elite athletes will cascade upon Fistral Beach reaffirming Boardmasters as the UK’s premier Surf Competition. Record numbers of fans, family and friends are expected to watch all the sporting action unfold. Boardmasters Fistral Beach site is open to the public, there is no ticket necessary so festivalgoers and locals are free to come down and take in all the competition has to offer. Don’t miss out on this chance to catch world-class surfing up close at one of Britain’s most exceptional beaches.
Boardmasters is delighted to welcome back Angelo Bonomelli, who nearly took the coveted Boardmasters title last year in the Quiksilver Men’s Open. Huge home names and visiting international stars will battle it out for the top spot, the formidable Edouard Delpero will be laying it on the line, as well as exciting wildcard entries from Boardmasters Ambassador Luke Dillon who’s consistently impressed at the prestigious competition. The bright rising star Jobe Harriss and highly decorated big wave rider Tom Butler will be looking to push UK surfing to the highest level, as well as the fearless young newcomer Stanley Norman.
Moving over to the exceedingly competitive Roxy Women’s Open category, the UK’s top female pros are set to give fans a thrilling battle out on the waves as Boardmasters confirms entries from UK #1 ranked Peony Knight and Boardmasters Ambassador Lucy Campbell. Renowned top French rider Justine Dupont will be looking to capitalise on her incredible agility and skill, while Lee Ann Curren will be on double duty, competing at the highest level as well as performing at the legendary Day Sessions on Fistral Beach.
The Jeep Men’s Longboard category will see reigning champion Edouard Delpero return to Fistral Beach defending his outstanding 2016 win. The French favourite showed sublime poise and exceptional skill narrowly beating his brother and then world #1 Antoine Delpero for the title. Antoine has lost no momentum and is bound to light up the competition with electric performances. The category is set to be tightly contested with Cornish local heroes and world class competitors Ben Skinner and Adam Griffiths making their bid for the title.
Boardmasters is stoked to welcome back Alice Lemoigne after two back to back wins in the Jeep Women’s Longboard (LQS1000) division. Hot on her heels will be 2016 runner up Rachael Tilly looking to triumph and craft-master Justine Dupont battling it out for the top spot. British prospects Emily Currie and Fistral Beach’s own Jenny Briant will also be vying for the all-important win.
Boardmasters International Surf Competition 2016 Champions were:
Men’s Open – Shane Campbell (AUS)
Women’s Open – Claire Bevilacqua (AUS)
Men’s Longboard – Edouard Delpero (FRA)
Women’s Longboard – Alice Lemoigne (REU)
Inspired by the freedom, adventure and creativity of surfing and music, Boardmasters was born in 1981. Expect parties that run late into the night and a beautiful beach to recuperate on during the day. The 5-day event is situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall – the surfing mecca of the UK, Fistral Beach, where world class International Surf Competitions take place, and arguably the most stunning location in the country to watch live music, Watergate Bay. Last year the grassroots surf and music festival welcomed over 150,000 festival goers to sunny Cornwall. Book your tickets now! Website link.
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