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What’s On at Fistral Beach

Steeped in surfing heritage, Fistral Beach is the World famous home of British wave riding and we're proud to say it's where we began back in '81!

During the Boardmasters week (6th-10th August) we transform Fistral beach into a vibrant surf festival complete with Pro Surf competitions, Skate and BMX competitions on custom built parks, art installations, live music and a bustling surf shopping village.

Fistral Beach Boardmasters
Fistral beach - the home of British surfing

All of the sport, art and music at Fistral is free to enjoy - with the exception of the Beach Sessions (ticket info available here) - so join us in the summer sun for...

Surfing at Fistral Beach

Surf (Fistral Beach, 6th - 10th August) – What else?! Ditch your shoes and wander onto the sand to watch some of the most stylish pro surfers and local Groms competing for the Boardmasters crown. We've got 6 categories of surf comps... 

Men's Open SunGod Women's Open  Davidoff Men's Longboard Pro Animal Pro Junior  Grom Masters Whipper Snappers Urban Beach Air Show

Visit the Boardmasters Surf Homepage for loads more news and information on competitions, surfers and results.

Surfing at Fistral Beach
World beating surf right in the heart of the British surfing capital

JOIN IN: Find out just how easy it is to go from mind surfing to the real thing.

Surf Lessons (all week!) - Thanks to The Surfing Sumo, we’ll have surf lessons and packages available for fresh-faced groms right through to intermediates: click here for more surf info at Boardmasters. Get in the water, it's the best thing you'll ever do! "Surfing is like the mafia. Once you're in, you're in. There's no getting out" - Kelly Slater

Surf Free (all week!) - Whilst we're on the subject, don't forget that Fistral Beach itself is free to enjoy throughout the week and there's loads of space for everyone. Fistral is one of the best beaches in the world for all levels of surfing and there are plenty of peaks along it's length. It's a super consistent beach break with plenty of rights and lefts. Board and wetsuit rental is available right down on the beach front, just make sure to bring some ID as a deposit. Rental prices vary between shops.

Visit the Boardmasters Surf Homepage for loads more.

Decks & BMX at Fistral Beach

Skate & BMX Competitions (Fistral Beach, 6th - 10th August) – Skating only exists because surfers couldn't live without boardriding when the waves were down, they still can't! So we know first hand how important it is to bring to the party and with the level of BMX talent in the UK, we had to make it a full house... Skate and BMX competitions crack on throughout the week on purpose-built ramps right on the edge of Fistral Beach. Come down to get behind the UKs best as they carve the wooden waves.

Join us around our skate & BMX haven along the Fistral shoreline to enjoy...

Pro Skate and BMX Comps  Mini Ramp  Midi Ramp  Public Jam  Public Open Sessions

Visit the Boardmasters BMX Homepage or Skate Homepage for tons of sport information.

Decks and BMX at Fistral Beach
Crowds and athletes feed off the stoke of the competitions - right by the beach!

JOIN IN: If you’re confident on your board or BMX (in front of a crowd!), you can apply to jump into the public open sessions. Visit the skate homepage or the BMX homepage for more!

Beach Sessions at Fistral Beach

A talked about highlight of the Boardmasters week, the legendary (if we do say so ourselves) Beach Sessions are intimate evening gigs in the Beach Bar at Fistral Beach. There's a capped entry of a few hundred, so this is your chance to get up-close and personal with the artists. So far we have:

Beach Sessions 2014

Visit the Line Up page to see the most up to date billing or visit the ticket purchase page to secure your place (entry is limited!). 

The 1975 Beach Sessions
The atmosphere is electric in the intimate space of the Beach Bar

After Parties at Watergate Bay

After Parties (Fistral Beach and Newquay Town, 6th - 10th August) – Keep your party vibing deep into the small hours of the morning. 2014 comes with the biggest after party line up in Boardmasters history! Check out info and tickets here.

After Parties At Boardmasters
After parties vibing into the wee hours

Surf Art at Fistral Beach

Surf Art (Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay, 6th - 10th August) – We're proud to present a selection of surf art projects from our ever increasing group of surf artist and photographer friends. Take in the amazing stories behind their surf photography, art and films.

Surf Art Gallery  Photography Gallery  Surf Films

Head to the Fistral Beach Bar during the daytime or the VIP Bar at Watergate Bay to see what's on show - much more information coming soon!

Surf Art at Fistral Beach
Driftwood Surfboards will be showcasing their incredible (and green!) boards

Beach Bar at Fistral Beach

Beach Bar (Fistral Beach, 6th - 10th August) – The Beach Bar is the place to be at Fistral during the Boardmasters week; take a load off and chill out around the surfers shack and BBQ terrace.

Resident DJs and live bands will play for us all throughout the day, with ice cold drinks and food sizzling at the Beach Bar BBQ. Pull up a barrel on the deck to watch over Fistral as the surf competition takes place or jump into the Beach Sessions stoke when the sun goes down. Make sure you've picked up a Beach Sessions ticket from the ticket homepage to secure your entry - tickets are limited!

Beach Bar At Boardmasters
Sunsets over the last few waves of the day. Beaut!

Shops at Fistral Beach

Schedule: 10am - 7pm, Wednesday 6th - Sunday 10th August

Surf Village and Cornish Market (Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay, 6th - 10th August) – Get into our surf village spread along the Fistral coastline; our favourite shops and brands are on hand to chat to you about anything and everything. When you’re up at Watergate Bay you can mosey around the Cornish Market where you'll find anything from hand-made trinkets to chunky pasties.  

Food and Drink (Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay, 6th - 10th August) – it wouldn’t be Cornwall without some hearty food and a local drink! Get your fill with our range of food and drink festi-stalls.

Find out what else is on at Boardmasters on the What's On At Watergate Bay page.

For detailed Fistral Beach event information please visit the Fistral Beach Event Info page.


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