Boardmasters Countdown

Boardmasters Festival

Boardmasters Countdown


The Boardmasters countdown is well and truly on, and if you’re one of the lucky ones whose attending Cornwall’s biggest festival, then it’s time to start planning your activities around the festival. With so many awesome things to do in the town, especially around a festival week, we thought we’d make it a little easier for you and share what not to be missed this year.

The Surfing

Boardmasters may be famous for its music but at the heart of this festival is an extremely prestigious surf competition which attracts a high calibre of surfers from across the world. Our very own world tour surfer Adam Griffiths will be competing in the Mens Longboarding event yet again this year. So be sure to look out for the local surfers and cheer them on!

Zennor Haven

If you’re into your health and wellbeing, checking out the Zennor Haven is an absolute must. From outdoor a variety of different outdoor yoga classes, a wellness cafe, to reflexology and massages they have thought of everything. Check out the Boardmasters website HERE for more information.

Surf Lessons

The best way to cure a sore head is with salt water, so why not book yourself a surf lesson in-between your festival antics. Newquay Surfing School offers a wide variety of lessons, from one to one lessons, group sessions to advanced sessions for the seasoned surfers. Get in touch to directly with Newquay Surfing School to book on – HEREĀ 

Boardmasters Village

As well as the Watergate site, be sure to check out the Fistral Surf village. With retail shops, skate demos and live music, it’s the perfect way to warm up before you head up to the music.

Boardmasters Festival 2018

Hints & Tips

Prepare for all weather: Cornwall’s weather can be very unpredictable, so make sure you make for a heat wave and a rainstorm.

Public Transport: Did you know you can catch a bus from Newquay bus station to the festival site. The return ticket prices vary each year but are usually very reasonable. It will save you money and time trying to get a taxi after the event. Also, if you’re staying at our hotel, it’s just a short walk home from the bus station.

Escaping the madness: If it’s all getting a little too much for you on the festival beaches, try heading to Great Western Beach, in the heart of the town but a lot quieter than the sometimes chaotic Fistral Beach. It’s the perfect place to unwind and relax, with a highly recommended restaurant and beach shack cafe, there’s everything you need for a day on the beach.

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