Our ethos

The beginning

Inspired by the freedom, adventure and creativity of surfing and music, we had a vision to create a world that captured this experience and showcase it to a wider audience. In 1981, Boardmasters was born.

Our ethos

We curate and create with free-spirited minds and passionate hearts, living and breathing the soulful elements that make up our inclusive haven. Boardmasters is where adventure thrives and imagination flourishes.

Green Boardmasters

For almost 20 years we’ve worked closely with our long standing partner Surfers Against Sewage to implement sustainable & environmental strategies at Boardmasters, that grow greater year on year. We’re learning, and we strive to do our best and improve. From litter bonds to the Green Team, beach cleans to the mammoth post-festival clean up operation, banning plastic straws to implementing a cup deposit scheme; our mission is to reduce our environmental impact and run an enjoyable, sustainable festival.


The Boardmasters Foundation

Born out of our desire to give back and support the culture and surrounding communities that are at the heart of our festival, the Boardmasters Foundation builds on and grows the annual fundraising and charitable donations that the festival makes year-on-year.


History of Boardmasters

Explore the artists and discover the adventures that have taken place at Boardmasters over the years…


Our Partners

Premium Partners

Supporting Partners