ThunderCat Racing Championship, Fistral Beach Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May 2016

Fistral Beach will host Rounds 3 & 4 of the ThunderCat Racing Championship 2016. The event will see 20+ teams competing on Friday 13th May in a purpose built, beach pit area.

British Racers including two world champions, will battle it out on a close to shore, intertwined with the world famous waves of Fistral. The 4m inflatable boats will be hitting the white crests and can reach heights of 20+ ft in the air, a spectacle you will not see in any other motorsport. The event includes 6 heats and 2 finals a day, with the winners being crowned King or Queen of the surf!

Spectators will be able to interact with the teams, grab some Instagram shots, whilst listening to commentary from Newquay’s Anton Roberts! Anton will be updating all with who’s who, and most importantly, where the action is going to be, making sure you do not miss any of the thrills and spills! Official practice will commence from 11.30am and racing starts from midday on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May.

From their wild beginnings in South Africa’s white water rapids, to its growth in well over 18 countries, ThunderCat Racing has always been about making a spectacular sport accessible to anyone and everyone! From recovering volunteers to injured service men, the sport’s equality manager and race director Fiona Pascoe stated: ‘Everyone is so excited to be going back to Newquay, UK’s surf hub. Together with Microlink our series sponsor, we have upped our game for 2016 bringing a new safety infrastructure, as well as a larger event.”

Fistral Beach complex hosts world-renowned events each year and we are super privileged to be racing here. “Their support, along Newquay Bid’s awareness of the economic impact local events have on the town has meant the nationwide tour can return for yet another year.” stated event co-ordinator, James Tapp. The Fistral Beach complex has unique vantage points to watch the racing from either The Stable Restaurant or the Fistral Beach Bar balcony itself.

Are you a local company looking to get involved in our events or an individual looking for some volunteering experience? To register your interest, please email for our event opportunities.

Save and print a copy of the event poster here:
Fistral Poster ThunderCat 2016