Boardmasters Festival in Cornwall

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From 10 - 14 August, along the cliff path from Watergate Bay, you'll find the UK's biggest surf and music festival.

Boardmasters is back for 2022 and bigger than ever. Please find more details online at

Boardmasters Alex Rawson

2022 line up

Back for 2022 this year a full to the brim line-up of acts has been announced for the four day festival. Overlooking Watergate Bay beach, you'll find headliners George Ezra, Disclosure and Kings of Lean. Along with Tom Grennan, Bastille, Idles, Sam Ryder, Shy FX, and hundreds more to be announced.

Fistral Beach is where the Boardmasters open surf competition takes place, complete with pro surf, skate and BMX competitions, art installations, workshops, gigs and a pop-up surf village.  

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The festival first started as a surf competition in 1981, and with Newquay being home to some of the UK's best waves, the tradition has carried on to 2022. You can find all surf events happening over on Fistral beach.

A shuttle will be running from Watergate Bay to Fistral, so those visiting the main festival, can head over from the campsite to take part in everything going on.

Everyone is welcome to watch the pro's battle it out to win the Boardmasters trophy and to soak up the good vibes. All competitions are free for spectators to watch. 

Competition categories

The Quicksilver Open
The Roxy Open
Men's Longboard pro
Women's Longboard pro

Boardmasters Jason Feast
Boardmasters Lee Kirby

Tickets are still available from the Boardmasters website, including day tickets and camping. But act fast, tickets are selling out by the day.

Boardmasters Callum Morse