Elite surfers are set to descend on Newquay once more as Boardmasters festival has revealed this year's competition line up.

The festival will make up stop 29 on the World Surf League (WSL) international qualifying series tour, and will feature the Quiksilver Men’s and Roxy Women’s Qualifying Series and the Jeep WSL Men’s and Women’s Longboard Qualifying Series at Fistral Beach, between Wednesday, August 9, and Sunday, August 13.

Record numbers of fans, family and friends are expected to watch all the sporting action unfold. Boardmasters' Fistral Beach site is open to the public, there is no ticket necessary so festivalgoers and locals are free to come down and take in the competition.

Boardmasters is delighted to welcome back Angelo Bonomelli, who nearly took the coveted Boardmasters title last year in the Quiksilver Men’s Open. Huge home names and visiting international stars will battle it out for the top spot, the formidable Edouard Delpero will be laying it on the line, as well as exciting wildcard entries from Boardmasters ambassador Luke Dillon who’s consistently impressed audiences at the prestigious competition. The bright rising star Jobe Harriss and highly decorated big wave rider Tom Butler will be looking to push UK surfing to the highest level, as well as the fearless young newcomer Stanley Norman.

The UK’s top female pros are set to give fans a thrilling battle out on the waves for the Roxy Women’s Open category, as Boardmasters confirms entries from UK number one ranked Peony Knight and Boardmasters ambassador Lucy Campbell. Renowned top French rider Justine Dupont will be looking to capitalise on her incredible agility and skill, while Lee Ann Curren will be on double duty, competing at the highest level as well as performing at the day sessions on Fistral Beach.

The Jeep Men’s Longboard category will see reigning champion Edouard Delpero return to defend his outstanding 2016 win, when the French favourite showed sublime poise and exceptional skill narrowly beating his brother, then world number one Antoine Delpero, for the title. Antoine has lost no momentum and is bound to light up the competition with electric performances. The category is set to be tightly contested with Cornish local heroes and world class competitors Ben Skinner and Adam Griffiths making their bid for the title.

Boardmasters is stoked to welcome back Alice Lemoigne after two back to back wins in the Jeep Women’s Longboard division. Hot on her heels will be 2016 runner up Rachael Tilly looking to triumph and craft-master Justine Dupont battling it out for the top spot. British prospects Emily Currie and Fistral Beach’s own Jenny Briant will also be vying for the all-important win.