Powerful winds expect top windsurfers in the 2009 Tiree Wave Classic 

The Tiree Wave Classic (TWC), UK’s premier windsurfing competition, will return to Tiree from 10 – 16 October. The TWC was set up in 1986 and, due to its long-standing success, was upgraded to World Cup level in 2007.  The event has dedicated worldwide TV coverage and attracts hundreds of visitors to the island each year, making the TWC the island’s biggest annual economic driver.

At the 6-day event, extreme adrenaline fuelled action is guaranteed as some of the world's best windsurfers come together to brave the full Atlantic furies of wind and waves off this remote and exposed island to compete in freestyle, wave jumping and supercross.

Tiree is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides and the event has helped boost tourism throughout the west of Scotland enormously. The Isle enjoys a mild climate and claims the most sunshine hours in the British Isles, as well as the highest average wind speed. Exposed to powerful North Atlantic swell, extreme winds and breathtaking white sandy beaches, Tiree will offer the mobile event a vast range of conditions to determine a worthy winner. 

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Allegro Cup 

At 11.00 about 120 windsurfers will start racing while at beach B in Łeba competitions and attractions will be organised for kinds and grown-ups.

Weather is perfect both for surfers and holidaymakers. Lots of sun, cloudless sky and the wind blowing from the beach reaches 11 – 14 knots. Competitors, divided into 2 groups, will start racing at 11.00. The blue fleet will appear at the start line first. If the weather conditions are still as good, women and the yellow fleet will start their races.

As the judges’ expected, another surfers enrolled on the list. 30 minutes before the start there were 118 competitors registered: 106 men and 12 women from all over the world. Allegro Cup held on the Baltic Sea will feature windsurfers representing all the continents both from chilly Norway and hot Brazil.

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2009 Reunion Wave Classic 

On the initiative of Thomas Traversa and JB Caste, who wanted to meet their friends on a friendly wave contest by teams, a first event was created and took place on Fuerteventura (Canary islands) in March 2009.

The contest gathered some of the best international wavesailors on a competition launched in monster double mast high waves on the North Shore's coast.

Sent on this «free expression» challenge, the dozen of guest waveriders battled in very extreme conditions allowing to crown not only one champion but a complete team. In more than 20 ft high waves, the show was really firing off and delivered some great images of extreme and radical rides, plus a really wide media coverage.

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