Ceylon Surf Summit is taking place from 10 – 16 May 2024.

✗  glass bottles
✗  no food can be brought into the main music arena
✗  illegal substances, psychoactive substances, nitrous oxide and legal highs
✗  spray paint aerosols
✗  straight spirits (alcohol)
✗  anything that could be reasonably considered for use as a weapon
✗  candles, sky lanterns

Yep! But we do have some restrictions;

  • No glass allowed
  • Alcohol brought to the festival must comply with the event regulations which are:<br><br>Weekend campers aged 18 and over can bring in limited amounts and types of alcohol. You may be asked for proof of age.
  • Quantity per person: 24 cans of beer/lager and/or cider and/or alcopops OR 2 bottles of wine (decanted out of the glass into a bottle)
  • No straight spirits allowed
  • All drinks must be unopened and NO GLASS

Yes, we have multiple cash machines throughout the site. Although we cannot guarantee availability due to demand.

Please note some things like the shuttle buses will be completely cashless so please don’t rely solely on cash during your time at Boardmasters. Make sure you bring a credit or debit card.


All ages are welcome, but you must be aged 16 or over to attend without an adult.

Anyone aged 15 or under will need to be accompanied by an adult aged 21 or over. One adult can look after up to 2 under 15s.

If you look under 16 we will ask you for ID before you can gain entry to the festival. Valid forms of ID are a Drivers License (provisional is ok), Passport or any other form of ID that is certified in the PASS System

We get asked every year if college ID or photocopies are ok. They’re not. We can only accept original versions of the IDs listed above.

No. You do not need to purchase a ticket to watch any of the sporting events at the Ceylon Surf Summit. 

Our tickets are sold in pricing tiers. Once one tier sells out we move up to the next tier. So the earlier you book your tickets, the better the price you’ll pay.

Yes, we offer deposit and payment plans. Booking fees apply.


We are here to

  • Fully understand local impact.
  • Create further opportunities and benefits for local community and open discussion.
  • Extend our network for consultation to aid wider and better communication.

We will continue to

  • Provide priority employment opportunities to local residents and priority trading opportunities to local businesses.
  • Provide opportunities for free / discounted tickets to local residents.
  • Run our Boardmasters Foundation, we welcome your recommendations for local projects and benefits to the community especially in the areas of youth and sport.
  • Deliver a considerable economic benefit to the local area, which is currently estimated to be £15 million pounds+ each year.
  • Provide year-round key contacts.