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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 20 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny day 20 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    17 °C

  • Sunny intervals 20 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny intervals 20 °C

    17 °C

  • Sunny intervals 21 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    17 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 18 July 2018)
Now 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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 6 7 WNW 5 6 WNW 6 8 WNW 6 8 WNW 6 9 NW 6 9 NW 6 9 NW 6 9 NW 6 9 NNW 5 8 NNW 5 8 NNW 5 7 NNW 5 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
70% 68% 68% 67% 68% 74% 73% 74% 74% 75% 77% 81% 84%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight
UV index
5 6 7 7 6 5 4 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:29 Sunset: 21:24 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L

∗ 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 19 July 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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 4 7 N 4 7 N 4 6 NNE 4 7 NNE 4 6 NE 4 7 NE 4 7 ENE 4 7 NE 4 6 NNE 5 8 N 6 10 N 7 11 N 7 12 NNW 8 13 NNW 8 14 NNW 9 15 NNW 9 15 NNW 9 15 NNW 9 15 NNW 9 15 NNW 9 14 NNW 9 13 NNW 8 13 NNW 9 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 87% 87% 89% 88% 89% 89% 86% 79% 73% 68% 66% 65% 64% 64% 64% 65% 66% 66% 68% 70% 74% 77% 78%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight
UV index
1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 6 5 4 3 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:30 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L

∗ 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 20 July 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 9 13 NNW 9 13 NNW 8 12 NW 7 10 NW 7 13 WNW 9 16 WNW 9 17 WNW 8 14 W 7 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
79% 81% 82% 78% 68% 69% 71% 83% 90%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight
UV index
1 4 7 5 1
Sunrise: 05:31 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L

∗ 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 21 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 15 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 10 NW 6 8 NNW 7 11 NNW 9 16 N 11 21 NNW 13 23 NNW 14 23 NNW 12 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
93% 93% 91% 83% 76% 72% 73% 78%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight
UV index
1 4 7 5 1
Sunrise: 05:33 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L

∗ 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 22 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 11 16 NW 9 13 NNW 7 11 NNW 8 15 NW 8 17 NW 9 17 NW 8 14 WNW 6 9
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% 85% 85% 76% 72% 73% 78% 88%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight
UV index
1 4 7 5 1
Sunrise: 05:34 Sunset: 21:19 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L

∗ 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 23 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 5 8 WNW 6 8 WSW 5 9 W 6 12 W 8 17 W 8 17 WNW 7 14 NW 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
91% 93% 92% 81% 75% 75% 80% 89%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight
UV index
1 4 7 4 1
Sunrise: 05:35 Sunset: 21:18 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.

Tuesday (Tuesday 24 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 6 9 SSW 5 9 SW 5 9 NNW 7 14 WNW 9 18 NW 9 18 NW 9 16 NW 9 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M M VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 92% 90% 80% 72% 72% 73% 80%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
No Data
UV index
1 4 6 4 2
Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 21:16 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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