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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Boardmasters Surf & Music Festival Schedule

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Boardmasters promises to deliver five days of exhilarating surf action at Newquay’s iconic Fistral Beach. Fans and festival goers alike are expected to descend on the UK’s surf capital to check out and support both the British pro surfers and the travelling international surfing professionals. 

The highly anticipated Boardmasters QS1000 and LQS1000 will run from Wednesday 10th until Sunday 14th August 2016 and the action will kick off with the Boardmasters Men’s QS1000.  Boardmasters will offer Britain’s best professional surfers, such as Ben Skinner, Luke Dillon, Adam Griffith, Lucy Campbell and Peony Knight the chance to compete at an international level whilst in home waters. We cannot wait to see who will lift the coveted Boardmasters title this year and their portion of the $30,500 prize purse.

There’s two lots of pro surfer signings with the Boardmasters ambassadors including Tom Curren, Lee-Ann Curren, Ben Skinner, Lucy Campbell, Laura Crane, Adam Griffiths and Luke Dillon on Friday 12th between 1-2pm (depending on heat schedules). On Saturday 13th the Fourth Team rock up for a signing with Tom Lowe, Tom Bulter, Alan Stokes and more, so get your pens and posters ready!

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The most talked about highlight of the Boardmasters week (after the surfing of course) is the popular Beach Sessions. These are intimate evening gigs in the Beach Bar at Fistral Beach. On Wednesday 10th we’re going to be entertained by the likes of Tom Curren, DJ Format & Abdominal and Ady Suleiman, while on Thursday 11th there’s Pat Smith, Betty The Shark and a very special guest! So don’t miss out, be safe and get your tickets now.

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Chilling out in the Beach Bar, watching the surf, cold glass of Rattler in hand, listening to music. Life doesn’t get much better. Every day at the Beach Bar we have a host of acts to get you in the mood for the night ahead so make sure you check them out. Oh and it’s totally FREE! 

From the Beach Bar you can check out the Surf Village, there’s loads to see. Watch the Pro Skate and BMX competitions for the best in extreme sports, mooch around the Cornish Market where you can sample the local delights, as well as Surf Art, photography and film sessions. If watching the surf action from the sidelines has tempted you to try it out yourself, ride the waves with a Surf Lesson from a local surf school. 

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Skateboarding is the son of surfing and since the Dog Town era, skating and surfing have always gone hand in hand. Skateboarding has introduced a whole new generation of concrete surfers to the fun and excitement of concrete waves. Naturally, the skate competition held at Fistral Beach has been a very popular event and a serious crowd pleaser. The skateboarders absolutely shred the mini ramp and have been pushing their airs, grabs and grinds faster, longer and higher every year.

Whether you’re a skate newbie, a budding skate grom, an old school ripper or just a bonafide skate fan, the Fistral Beach skate competition is the place for you. 


The Boardmasters music festival is held at Watergate and the line up is even bigger this year. On Friday it’ll be Catfish and the Bottlemen, followed drum n bass legends Chase & Status closing the show, Saturday will see Kaiser Chiefs get crowds rocking, and an electric set from Deamau5 and finally on Sunday, the incredible Primal Scream will take to the stage followed by James Bay who will bring Boardmasters 2016 to an epic close.

There’s load of other stages depending on your choice of music our fave Wolf Alice at the Land of Saints stage will wow the stage in the headline Friday slot, but also expect to get down to Example or Correspondents. Mosh to Dinosaur Pile Up or The Big Moon. Skank to Roots Manuva or Mouse Outfit. Find out more HERE

If you need a fix after the headliners finish, then the series of official After parties are for you. From Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 August 2016, Boardmasters ‘After Dark’ will bring banging DJ sets and live performances to the Beach Bar on Fistral Beach and Sailors in Newquay town until the sun comes up.

With so much going on you should get there early, here’s why

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