The Boardmasters festival in Newquay has started today (10 August). More than a hundred thousand people are expected at the event over the next few days which brings top suffers and mainstream pop stars to Cornwall.>The big topic among the surfers is the news that surfing will be included in the next Olympic Games. The festival's surf director told ITV West Country it will herald a new era for the sport.
Some of these surfers at the festival could be competing on a much bigger stage in four years. Surfing will feature for the first time in the Olympics at the Tokyo games in 2020.>One of those hoping to take part is British surfer Russell Winter.
Russell has been surfing since he was 9 years old and is one of the few British surfers to compete on the world tour. He used a favourite word among surfers to welcome the news.
News of surfing's elevation to Olympic status has added impetus to Boardmasters.
The line-up entertaining Watergate Bay this summer include:
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Here's what festival-goers can look forward to: