Isle of Tiree greets British wave windsurfers

September 25, 2012 | Windsurfing
Tiree Wave Classic: shoot the target

Windsurfers from across the globe will descend on the Isle of Tiree for 26th year of the Tiree Wave Classic.

The Tiree Wave Classic is the most prestigious and longest standing windsurfing event on the British calendar, this year celebrating its 26th anniversary.

From the 13th-19th of October the event will play host to Britain's best riders in Pro, Amateur, Masters and Women's fleets.

It is set to be an unmissable, adrenaline fuelled week of competition and entertainment set against the breathtaking backdrop of Tiree's spectacular scenery. Who will pull the Scottish Broadsword from the sand?

"I absolutely love taking part in this event - for me its one of the highlights of the year and can deliver any conditions. Last year was super close in the Final with John Skye and this event could decide who is in the driving seat for the championship, bring it on", says Ben Proffitt, 2011 BWA and Tiree champion.
"Tiree is one of the windiest locations in the UK, and the waves can be awesome!  So many people have discovered the island through windsurfing and October usually delivers some wild conditions", adds Jim Brooks-Dowsett, event organizer.