An explorer's guide to the islands of Britain

Tiree has a bit of a reputation as Scotland’s premier watersports wind and surfing destinations. Withs its great surf, huge flat, sand beaches and gentle inland lochs it’s also great for kite-surfing, stand-up paddleboarding and sand yachting or, for beginners, learning anyone of these sports.

Blackhouse Watersports offers surfing and kitesurfing lessons, kayaking and hire at Balevulin Bay and Wild Diamond Watersports offer a full range of watersports activities, a fully-stocked equipment shop and hire of a full range of equipment.

Tiree is also host to the longest running professional windsurfing event in the world. The Tiree Wave Classic was founded in 1985 and has run to the present day. It showcases the best of the UK’s windsurfing talent across a number of fleets ranging from Juniors to World Cup Professional Windsurfers. For spectators the Tiree Wave Classic provides an amazing opportunity to immerse into windsurf culture for the week. Surfing, windsurfing and paddle boarding are all available to try along with a range of other sports and an event village.

 

 

 

 

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