The British surf scene hasn’t been the same since 1981, when the first Boardmasters took place; ever since, Boardmasters has become fundamental to it. It started as a small and humble surf competition and in the years that followed it evolved to one of the biggest and most important events on the British Pro surfing calendar.
Surfing and skating at MadNes Festival Ameland, Netherlands
What MadNes Festival is offering is truly unique. From Yoga and Salsa dancing lessons, to Kitesurfing, BMX and Rafting, this summer you can find an activity that will satisfy everyone among your friends. An international lineup of music bands and DJ’s is completing the already impressive package of this summertime Netherlander Festival. MadNes Festival has it all!
How to get there and other valuable information:
Ameland is one of the West Frisian Islands, just off the north coast of The Netherlands. You can get there by ferry from Holwerd in the mainland of Friesland (a province west of Groningen). Ballum, one of Ameland’s four villages, is also were the local airport is, the Ameland Airport. During low tide, one can cross from Friesland to Ameland on foot too! Try this if mudflat hiking is among your interests.
Ameland’s four villages, Hollum, Ballum, Nes and Buren, are connected by bus service, so getting around the 18km-long island will not be a limiting factor. Bus Route #130 connects Hollum and Ballum, whereas Route #132 connects Buren and Nes.
Tickets for the MadNes Festival cost €117,50 and include all music bands and DJ’s performances, 2 nights of on-site camping, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, test boards, transportation on the island, as well as transportation of your surfing board on the island. To find a ticket, click here.
Sporting activities available include: surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP, skateboarding, blokart, BMX, kayaking, rafting, indoboard, zorb beach soccer, archery and more!
Grab your surf board and join the fun now!
See you in Ameland!