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Boardmasters festival 2018 weather forecast

Surfing at Fistral Beach in Newquay

Wed 8 AugSun 12 Aug 2018

Boardmasters is a surf, skate and music festival that takes place in Newquay every August and has been an integral part of the British surf scene since 1981.

During the day Fistral beach hosts a number of surfing competitions, including both Open competitions and World Surf League Pro competitions. The European leg of the WSL Longboard Qualifying Series will also be completed at Boardmasters, where the European Longboard champion will be crowned.

There is also the Skate and BMX mini ramp competition with both public and professional sessions.

Watergate Bay hosts the music events, with more than 100 artists performing this year. Artists and DJs heading to Cornwall for this year's Boardmasters festival include:

  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • the Chemical Brothers
  • George Ezra

If you're heading to Watergate Bay for Boardmasters this August, check the weather forecast.

Back to the events calendar.

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny day 12 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 9 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny day 8 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    4 °C

Thursday (Thursday 15 November 2018)
Now 23:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy
10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 10 15 SSE 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M
Humidity
95% 94%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
UV index
Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 16:35 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Friday (Friday 16 November 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 9 16 SSE 9 15 SSE 8 15 SE 8 14 SSE 7 14 SE 7 15 SSE 8 16 SSE 9 18 SE 12 22 SE 15 24 SE 17 26 SE 19 29 SE 19 29 SE 18 28 SE 19 29 SE 19 30 SE 19 30 SE 19 29 SE 19 29 SE 20 30 SE 20 31 SE 20 31 SE 19 30 SE 18 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M M G G G G G G G G G G G G M M M M G G
Humidity
94% 95% 94% 95% 95% 95% 94% 93% 93% 92% 90% 87% 87% 89% 91% 90% 92% 95% 96% 96% 96% 96% 96% 95%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 16:34 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Saturday (Saturday 17 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Clear night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 18 28 SE 19 29 ESE 20 31 ESE 20 31 ESE 18 29 ESE 18 28 ESE 21 34 ESE 23 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
95% 94% 93% 90% 83% 76% 80% 83%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:37 Sunset: 16:33 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Sunday (Sunday 18 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 19 30 ESE 18 28 ESE 20 31 ESE 19 30 ESE 19 31 E 17 27 E 16 24 E 17 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
81% 81% 80% 80% 73% 71% 69% 70%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Rough Moderate Moderate
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 16:32 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Monday (Monday 19 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 17 27 E 18 27 E 18 28 E 19 29 E 21 34 E 19 31 E 18 28 E 18 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
75% 75% 72% 73% 73% 73% 73% 73%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:40 Sunset: 16:30 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Tuesday (Tuesday 20 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 3 ° 4 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 17 26 ENE 18 27 ENE 18 28 ENE 18 28 ENE 19 31 ENE 18 28 ENE 18 27 ENE 18 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 80% 81% 80% 67% 66% 75% 78%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight Moderate
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:42 Sunset: 16:29 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Wednesday (Wednesday 21 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 17 26 ENE 16 24 ENE 15 23 ENE 14 22 ENE 13 21 NE 12 19 NE 11 17 E 11 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 83% 86% 83% 71% 71% 78% 82%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
No Data
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:44 Sunset: 16:28 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

< Newquay - Fistral (Beach) last 24 hours Issued at:

8-12 August - Whether you're going to check out the surfing or the music, check the Fistral Beach weather forecast before heading to Boardmasters.

The weather is an essential part of a surfing, and without it, surfers would have no wave to ride in the ocean. Waves are formed by wind blowing over the surface of the ocean, with the energy allowing the wave to move forward.

Surfers would ideally like to experience strong winds blowing for a prolonged time to create a series of big waves to ride for competition.

For further information about this event, check the  Boardmasters official website.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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