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:
- James Bay
- Chase & Status
- Kaiser Chiefs
- Craig David
- Wolf Alice
- Gabrielle Aplin
- Jamie Lawson
Here's what festival-goers can look forward to: