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Boardmasters festival 2019

Surfing at Fistral Beach in Newquay

Wed 7 AugSun 11 Aug 2019

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:

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

Back to the events calendar.

  • Sunny day 10 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    9 °C

  • Overcast 12 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny day 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    8 °C

Monday (Monday 18 February 2019)
Now 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Light shower night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 40%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 14 20 W 15 21 W 13 18 WSW 12 18 WSW 13 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E VG E E E
Humidity
75% 79% 80% 81% 82%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Rough
UV index
Sunrise: 07:27 Sunset: 17:43 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3

∗ 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 19 February 2019)
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
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 12 18 WSW 11 17 WSW 10 16 SW 11 17 SW 10 16 SW 10 16 SSW 10 16 SSW 10 17 SSW 10 18 SSW 11 19 SSW 12 19 SSW 15 22 SSW 16 24 SSW 16 25 SSW 18 26 SSW 17 26 SSW 17 25 SSW 16 24 S 15 24 S 16 25 S 16 25 S 16 26 S 17 27 S 17 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E E E E VG VG VG VG VG VG E E E E E E E VG VG VG VG VG E
Humidity
82% 85% 85% 85% 84% 85% 85% 83% 82% 80% 77% 72% 68% 68% 68% 69% 71% 72% 75% 76% 78% 76% 77% 78%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:25 Sunset: 17:44 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3

∗ 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 20 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
<5% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 17 28 S 18 29 SSW 18 29 SSW 19 29 SSW 19 31 SSW 18 29 SSW 17 26 SSW 16 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG E VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 78% 81% 83% 81% 85% 90% 89%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:23 Sunset: 17:46 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3

∗ 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.

Thursday (Thursday 21 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 16 24 S 16 24 S 15 24 S 16 24 S 18 30 S 18 30 SSE 18 27 SSE 19 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
91% 91% 90% 87% 78% 80% 86% 87%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:21 Sunset: 17:48 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3

∗ 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 22 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 14 ° 14 ° 11 ° 10 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 11 ° 11 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 20 31 SSE 19 30 SSE 18 28 SSE 16 25 SSE 16 27 SSE 16 26 SE 16 24 SE 17 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 83% 85% 84% 74% 75% 87% 88%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:19 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3

∗ 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 23 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 10 ° 10 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 17 27 SSE 17 26 SSE 16 25 SE 17 26 SSE 19 30 SSE 18 28 SSE 16 24 S 15 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
87% 88% 89% 86% 74% 75% 88% 90%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:17 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Waning 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.

Sunday (Sunday 24 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 9 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 13 19 S 12 18 S 10 15 S 10 15 S 10 18 S 10 18 S 9 13 SSE 9 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG G G M
Humidity
92% 93% 94% 91% 83% 82% 92% 94%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
No Data
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:15 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: Waning 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:

7-11 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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