Written by Emily Hobbs
Photos and illustrations by Emily Hobbs
14 Thursday 14th July 2011

Those hyperactive board bunnies over at Relentless Energy Drink have teamed up with Vans to bring you Relentless Energy Boardmasters - a four day long event of sun, sea, and surfing alongside a huge line up of artists that reads like a very naughty postcard indeed.

Newquay is where it will all be kicking off down in Cornwall this August. From the 10th to the 14th, Relentless Energy Drink is taking over gorgeous Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay and keeping everyone up all night. The legendary Fatboy Slim is headlining, and joining him will be the aptly named Jaguar Skills; everyone’s favourite connectors, the Stereo MCs; and the maybe infinitive-splitting but definitely excellent, DJ Yoda.

Once you’ve wrestled yourself out of your wetsuit, you might also want to head on over to the Relentless Energy Drink stage where you can shake the sand out of bits you didn’t even know you had to the cleverly stupid art punk outfit, Art Brut, and the super high-energy nine piece of Gentleman’s Dub Club; as well as others including The Violet May, Urban Knights, and The Skints.

Whether you’re into skating, surfing, and BMX, or even if you just like listening to nice tunes in skimpy swimwear; head on down, the surf’s up.

If you’re not into any of those things then you must be dead inside and not even a high sugar, caffeinated fizzy drink can help you.

See you on the beach.

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