The Boardies Crew

Every year we bring like-minded souls together for 5 days of surf, music and friendship on the Cornish Coast. 

Whether watching pro’s compete at Fistral Beach or dancing at The Point, whilst the sun sets over Watergate Bay – The Boardies vibe is always unrivalled.

So… what does it mean to be part of the Boardies Crew?

  • You love the ocean, music, Cornwall and the people who make the festival such a special place to be
  • You welcome everyone, regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. 
  • You respect other people and practise active consent. 
  • You appreciate and respect the power of the Ocean. 
  • You care about the environment and want to make a difference. You choose greener travel options and would never leave a tent behind. 

Don’t agree? Boardies might not be the place for you.

DO YOUR BIT

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF (AND THE REST OF THE CREW)
  • Do the usual things, drink water, wear sunscreen, bring clothes for all weathers, and use them all at the right moments!
  • We all know, that unfortunately the majority of women and girls will experience harassment or sexual violence in their lifetime. We hate that. It’s simply not something that should ever happen in our community. We ask you to speak up and call out unacceptable behaviour. If anyone in your crew does need help, we have 24 hour support in The Sanctuary – which is staffed by expert volunteers. 
  • We have 24 hour medical and welfare services available. If you’ve taken something and you’re feeling unwell, overwhelmed or scared, head there and our team will look after you. Remember, the welfare team is there to help you, not to tell the police.
DON’T BE A BYSTANDER

Don’t ever be ashamed to raise your voice for someone who might need it. Everyone coming together to help those around them is what makes the boardies vibe so special.

Please remember to:

  • Say something. If you feel safe to do so say something like ‘that’s not funny’ or ‘that’s not ok’.
  • Tell someone. This could be a member of our stewarding and security team or bar team or anyone who works at the festival.
  • Distract. Give someone an opportunity to leave a situation by offering a distraction. You could ask them set times, or to take a photo of you and your mates, it’s so easy and it can make an enormous difference.
  • Document. Take a video or photo or text someone what you’re seeing if you feel safe to do so. Remember, don’t share this info around unless the victim is happy for you to do so.
  • Offer support. Offer your support to the victim and direct them to our Welfare services or The Sanctuary (which are open 24 hours a day).

LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS – THE HOW YOU CAN HELP CHECKLIST

 

 

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