2016 Boardmasters Results

After an action packed weekend down at Boardmasters Alice Lemoigne and Edouard Delpero have come out victors. Although the conditions weren’t great and local hero Ben Skinner went out in the Quarter finals there was plenty of other great surfers to keep the packed beach occupied.

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MEN’S LONGBOARD (LQS1000) PRESENTED BY THE STABLE

 


WOMEN’S LONGBOARD (LQS1000) PRESENTED BY THE STABLE


 

MEN’S OPEN (QS1000)

 

 

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WOMEN’S OPEN (QS1000)

Boardmasters – Here we come!

Tonight after a very long day at work we are grabbing our stuff and hitting the road down to Newquay. We are planning 5 days of surfing, watching the pro’s, seeing some great bands and probably a few craft beers along the way too!

After bypassing Boardmasters for a couple of years it seems to have fallen back in favour with the WSL and as you will see from the following, they seem pretty pumped to be back!

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The Boardmasters, Cornwall, a long-standing tradition of music and surfing festival in the U.K is coming back this summer, unfolding from August 10-14 at the iconic birthplace of England’s surfing, Fistral beach.

Re-appearing on the WSL schedules in 2015 after a two-year hiatus, the Boardmasters comes back even stronger this summer, adding a men and women’s QS1,000 divisions to the existing longboarding events.

“We are so stoked to see the return of World Surf League sanctioning across all disciplines of our event,” Andrew Topham, Boardmasters Festival Director said. “This really drives the level of surfing within the UK and will inspire the next generation of British surfers towards competing at the highest level. Since 1981, Boardmasters has always been the pinnacle of British surfing and this once again takes us to another level. We are really excited to see another huge crowd on the beach cheering some of the best surfing that will be witnessed on Cornish shores this year.”

A classic event amongst the European and international field of qualifying series campaigners, this event has been host to many of the current world’s best surfers and will once again be the center of attention come August.

“WSL is very pleased to be returning once again to the Boardmasters and it is great to see our involvement grow with the addition of a men’s and women’s QS event,” Rob Gunning, European Tour Manager said. “As we expand across Europe the Boardmasters is for us a key event as it is one of our longest running and most high profile events. The on-site activities, crowds plus the music festival make the Boardmasters very special. It will be great for not only International and visiting European surfers but also for the local Brits who will get a chance to compete on the international stage. The women’s QS event will be a first for the Boardmasters and it is fantastic to see women’s professional surfing included in the schedule.”

The venue: Fistral beach is a 750m stretch of white sand backed by steep dunes and overlooked by the Headland Hotel, an iconic landmark. Sitting just a short walk from the center of Newquay, Fistral is the most popular surfing location in the country, invaded by thousands of waves enthusiasts of all-level each summer.

When the sun sets and competition is called off, the Boardmasters Music Festival becomes the main attraction with national and international artists taking the various stages set overlooking Watergate Bay, just north of the town. With the festival extending over five full days from August 10-14, there’s a flurry of performances for music aficionados. For more information and an up-to-date list of headliners, head on to boardmasters.co.uk.

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Boardmasters Festival 2016

We are all booked up and can’t wait – who is all going to be there??

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2016 Comps & Surfers

Boardmasters Festival is not all about the music. Since 1981 we have been an integral part of the British surf scene. From humble beginnings as a small surf competition, we are now proud to present one of the biggest events on the professional British surfing calendar; not to mention the music festival. Join us in the lazy summer sun and celebrate the surfing lifestyle! All professional surfing events are held Fistral Beach and best of all, they’re free for all spectators.

Our champions of surf in 2015 were Hodei Collazo (Men’s Open), Peony Knight (Womens Open), Edouard Delpero (Longboard), Alice Lemoigne (Longboard) and Justine Mauvin (Juniors). This year there are four categories of surf comps, conpetitors will be confirmed soon!

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WORLD SURF LEAGUE


The world famous international surf competition will this year be included as part of the World Surf League qualifying series. Featuring as a QS1000 event, Boardmasters will host the Boardmasters Men’s Open, the Boardmasters Women’s Open and the Boardmasters Men’s and Women’s Longboard contests.  This cements Boardmasters as the most high-profile event in the UK’s surf calendar.

Boardmasters will feature as stop #29 on the WSL international qualifying series tour, giving surfing professionals the opportunity to come to Cornwall to be in with the chance of gaining valuable points in their quest to reach the eilte platform of professional surfing, the Championship Tour (CT).

Fistral Beach, the UK’s premier surfing destination, will again host Boardmasters, with professional surfers travelling from around the globe we will get to see who will become this years Boardmasters champion.  The highly anticipated Boardmasters QS1000 will then run from Wednesday 10th until Sunday 14th August 2016 and the action will kick off with the Boardmasters Men’s Open.  Boardmasters will offer Britain’s best professional surfers, such as Ben Skinner, Luke Dillon, Jobe Harris and Lucy Campbell the chance to compete at an international level whilst in home waters.

Boardmasters promises to deliver five days of exhilarating surf action at one of Cornwall’s must stunning beach settings. Fans and festivalgoers alike are expected to descend on the UK’s surf capital to check out and support both the British pro surfers and the travelling international surfing professionals.  We cannot wait to see who will lift the coverted Boardmasters title this year and their portion of the $30,500 prize purse.

 

 

Boardmasters – GVS Co Style!

It feels like an absolute age since we went to Boardmasters and when we came back, exhausted, cold but very happy! It certainly was very different to any festival we had been to over the years but in many ways that was what made it so good!

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First of all I think it is good to point out that Boardmasters, unlike most festivals is split over two completely separate locations. The music festival is at Watergate bay and the surf festival is at Fistral bay. Now for you to get to each location you need to either walk for around an hour or you can get on the festival shuttle bus. This cost £5 return and can take quite a while because the traffic in Newquay for the duration of the festival is bumper to bumper. That being said, if you grab a couple of beers and jump on the bus, the time flies by and it is super handy that it runs till 4am in the morning. This means you are able to get back if you decide to party in town.

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Favourite stages

The point – dance stage, which lets you have a rave whilst looking out over the coast.

The view – this stage is where all the up and coming acts play. This year they all palyed out of the side of a metal camper van – it was ace!

Jack Daniels Tent – this was a stage that was actually down at Fistral beach, but it was great dancing away in this tent whilst being right on the beach.

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Essential Items

Take swimwear and a towel, this way you can catch a few waves, should the weather bring some decent swells.

Favourite Bands-

Daisy Clarke – a young extremely talented lady from Cornwall who writes and performs her lovely acoustic tunes along with some pretty mind blowing covers! Acts like this are why we love festivals, one minute you are just chilling by a stage, not knowing what who was coming on next and then you end up hearing someone that you listen to constantly when you get home!

The Land of the Giants – An absolutely dynamite group who perform their own songs and also some cover versions. They are a ska/rocky/poppy explosion of fun! Again we stumbled across this band and were blown away by their energy and ended up dancing away to their whole set and chatting away to the lead singer for ages afterwards.

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – This guy has possibly the biggest voice we have ever heard! He was much rockier than any of the other two bands we mentioned but his songs, his persona and his sound really got us hooked from the minute he opened his mouth!

We have included links to all of their pages, you just need to click on their names and you can give them a listen – you wont regret it!

Hope this has been helpful!

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GVS Co x

Boardmasters 2015

This week is going to be a big one for us here at GVS CO. because on Wednesday night we (Alec and Nicole) are going to start our journey down to Boardmasters in Newquay.

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Boardmasters is the biggest surf and music Festival in the UK and will be full of people in our target audience, so our plan is to get down there, scope out our competitors and do loads of market research. We will also be taking the opportunity to get loads of photos and content for our website and social media sites – so we should have some lovely pics to load for you guys next week!

As always with GVS Co. it wont all be business! Headline acts include Faithless, Bastille, Rudimental along with a bunch more throughout the weekend so we will be getting our fill of live music too!

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One of our major milestones in our business plan for next year is that by this time next year we will be going down to Boardmasters to have our own stall and we will be showcasing our first line of clothing. This is why this trip will be invaluable as we will be able to see how everything works and prepare us for what the Festival entails.

We have also made quite a few major developments in the past couple of weeks with designers, film shoot plans and website but I will keep that for another post!

In the meantime though, have a great week and we will back to update you on all the Boardmasters fun shortly!

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