With Boardmasters 2014 set to get underway tomorrow, festival goers that are keen to soak up some of the Surfing battles, will be pleased to know that the official Boardmasters website now has a running order for all the various heats. From the Whippersnapper preliminaries, the Men and Women’s Open events to The Davidoff Cool Water Longboard Competition all the relevant times are there.
Whilst all timings are subject to change due to conditions, the forecast for the various finals on Sunday is certainly looking exciting, with Magic Seaweed currently predicting a 4 star swell, between 5-8ft with an 11 second swell period. The major uncertainty at this moment is the track of Tropical Storm Bertha and the ferocity of the winds that will come with her.
One thing is guaranteed and that is the pedigree of all the Surfers competing and you can be sure of massive support for local competitors such as Oli Adams, Alan Stokes, Mark Harris, Tom Butler and Russell Winter. Defending Longboard champion Ben Skinner will also be guaranteed a huge amount of crowd support as he sets about fighting off the challenge from Sam Bleakley and Adam Griffiths.
The Urban Beach Show is sure to draw a massive crowd as we see the likes of The Ash Brothers, Oli Adams, Luke Dillon and Ben Skinner delight the spectators with an aerial display as they compete for best trick.
To see the full running list and all the confirmed competitors head over to the Boardmasters Surf page and as the Surf Report team will be attendance this weekend you can look forward to live updates and reports direct from the festival. Let us know what particular category of competition you will be hoping to see and we would love to hear any predictions you may have?