Almost one hundred of you joined us for our first ever Boardmasters Surf Camp experience, located amongst the beautiful pine forests and white sandy beaches of Moliets in France; where we promised you unforgettable live music, surfing, yoga, sunshine and good times. The week flew by in an adventurous haze and it's safe to say that nobody wanted to leave! See just some of the highlights below...
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Ok, where should we begin? Hein is quite simply one of the nicest & most talented musicians you will ever meet. Not only was he hanging out with you all throughout the week in camp, but he delivered some simply unforgettable performances. From soundtracking his opening gig with an atmospheric rainstorm, via jamming with Wille on open mic night, to closing with an epic sing-along cover of Mr Brightside - Hein was a huge highlight both on and off the stage.
Whether you were catching a wave for the first time, or you were a seasoned pro; we loved seeing everyone at the beach each day sharing the stoke.
Wine & Cheese Night
The wine did not stop flowing and the cheese boards were never-ending. The evening was topped off by talented local musician Chris Paulson on stage, treating everyone to awesome Bob Dylan covers as the sun set. We may have had some crazy dreams that night...
Sunrise & Sunset Yoga Sessions
Is there a more beautiful setting to practice yoga? Case closed.
Wille & The Bandits
Wille & The Bandits, plus Wille's beautiful family joined us mid-way through the camp week for an unforgettable gig at a local venue. They truly brought the spirit of Cornwall with them to Moliets and it was great to see so many people dancing and singing along. What a show! Make sure you catch them on the Main Stage at #Boardmasters2018!
The weather was glorious and the sun shone every day in France; meaning beach days were a-plenty. We'll miss the winding walk down from camp, through the forest, across the river to be greeted by sights like this...
San Sebastian Trip
Mid-way through the week we hopped across the border, day-tripping to the stunning San Sebastian in Spain. We explored our way round cobbled streets, consumed delicious tapas and finished with one hell of a sundowner sunset.
Multiple #MiniBeachCleans ran throughout the Boardmasters Surf Camps week, culminating in a big beach clean on the Friday. A huge thank you to all who helped to keep the coastlines clear!
We invited surf pros Luke Dillon, Lucy Campbell and Tassy Swallow to enjoy the week with you all. They surfed alongside you every day, with Tassy giving lessons too! It was great to see so many of you chatting away, asking for their advice in the waves. Make sure you give them all a follow to keep up with their travels.
They say the early bird catches the worm, so surf ambassadors Luke, Lucy & Tassy headed down for a dawny with a drone in tow, and boy did it make for a fun shoot. Follow us on Instagram to see more shots!
There's no point entering competitions because you're never gonna win, right?! Wrong! The awesome Izzy and Katy both joined us after winning a competition earlier in the year and throughout the trip they hugely progressed their surfing, making epic summer memories along the way. See you at Boardmasters, ladies!
Open Mic Night
So much talent on one stage! Hein & Wille kicked things off with an awesome jamming session, followed by creative souls treating everyone to brilliant set after brilliant set. Who even knew that Darude's 'Sandstorm' played on a Kazoo could bring so much joy? A special shout-out has to go to the talented Charlie, who blew us all away with a song medley that had the crowd in the palm of his hand. Hein's closing cover of The Killers' 'Mr Brightside' will go down in Surf Camps history!
Leaving Ceremony #FestivalStyle
We asked you to bring sparkly leggings and your finest festival attire for the leaving ceremony. Excellent job everyone! We glittered up (biodegradable of course!), partied the night away and took over the bars of Moliets until the sun rose. What a night!
All of YOU!
There were too many special moments to mention, but we just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined us for a week of unforgettable sun, surf and soul at the first ever Boardmasters Surf Camps.
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