Surf & Beaches

Fistral Beach

Steeped in heritage, Fistral Beach is the world famous home of British surfing and we’re proud to say it’s where we began back in ’81. During Boardmasters, Fistral Beach transforms into a vibrant surf festival complete with pro surf competitions art installations, workshops, gigs and a bustling surf village. See you at the beach…

Boardmasters Open

The Boardmasters OPEN will see the best of UK surfers go head to head in the country’s biggest surf competition. WSL make their return with pro surfers competing in the Boardmasters Pro (QS1,000) and the Boardmasters LongBoard Pro (LQS1,000). Plus the next generation of groms will battle it out in the returning Boardmasters Junior OPEN competition. Don’t miss out and come down to Fistral to witness the best of UK & European surfing.

Learn to surf – Boardmasters surf lessons

Share the stoke and immerse yourself in the world of learning to surf, with the Boardmasters surf lessons! Newquay is justifiably king of the UK surf scene, boasting consistent waves and a fantastic array of beaches to suit all conditions.

Fistral Surf Village

Browse the Surf Village at Fistral with all your favourite shops and brands on hand for all your shopping needs. 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. If you are looking for a new board, a new tee or something to snack on whilst you are watching the surf competitions we have you covered.


Each year, we’re pleased to show our support for the UK surf scene and home-grown talent.

History of Boardmasters surfing

Since 1981, Boardmasters has attracted the biggest names in surfing competing on the Cornish coast, including eleven times world champion Kelly Slater and many more over the years…

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