Although we only had small surf on the beaches, the weather here in Cornwall for Saturday was absolutely glorious and it was a perfect Boardmasters day. The crowds lapped up the sporting entertainment at Fistral beach and watched the opening rounds of the WSL Men and Women’s Longboard competitions play out.
To say the Men’s competition is tight would be an understatement and in the tricky conditions it was the brothers of Edouard and Antoine Delpero who came out on top, but local fans were pleased to see Adam Griffiths and Ben Skinner progress. The surf is hoped to build all the way through to Sunday and the finals of all the surf competitions.
Up at Watergate the party continued with Seasick Steve delighting the audience and we managed to get in amongst it and had a jam with The Buddha Triangle a group of very talented lads from Hastings. A new find for us (we must be showing our age) was Rae Morris who delighted the afternoon crowd as they chilled on the grass in front of the main stage. Another great discovery were the talented Mongolian Disco Show, who we stumbled across, wrapping up the night in the Keg and Pasty and can be found playing the main stage at 17.30 on Sunday. As expected Rudimental were the big draw of the night and delighted the happy and carefree crowd, who continue to party in good spirit.
As the surf builds it is now all about the surfing finals and then the big blow out back at Watergate, where we will heading to see Clean Bandit, Bastille and The Darkness.