WSL longboard qualification is back again in Cornwall.
Boardmasters has announced that this year be included as part of the World Surf League qualifying series. Featuring as a QS1000 event, Boardmasters will host both the Men’s and the Women’s Open and the 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 elite 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.
Andrew Topham, Boardmasters Festival Director said,
“We are so stoked to see the return of World Surf League (WSL) sanctioning across all disciplines of our event. 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.”
Rob Gunning WSL Europe Tour Manager commented,
“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 Qualifying Series event. 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.”
Boardmasters 2016 will take place along the glorious Cornish coastline from Wednesday 10 August to Sunday 14 August. Tickets are available now from their website.