Tiree Wave Classic is the world’s longest running windsurfing event
THE 30th annual Tiree Wave Classic took place last week and it ‘had it all’.
The event, which was founded in 1986, is the longest running windsurfing event in the world.
The event started on Saturday October 15 and finished a week later on October 22.
As well as the main competi- tions, there was a youth camp running alongside the event.
Phil Horrocks, who was the overall professional winner of the 2016 classic, posted on social media after the event.
He said: ‘A great week at the 30th Tiree Wave Classic. Some top drawer sailing and super fun conditions, mixed in with beautiful weather and surfing rounding it off nicely. We had it all.
‘Really happy with how it all went. There was some great sailing from everyone.’
Results of the Tiree Wave Classic were: Professionals - 1 Phil Horrocks; 2 Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers; 3 Chris ‘Muzza’ Murray. Amateurs - 1 Louis Morris; 2 Tristan Levie; 3 Jack Pettit. Ladies - 1 Sarah Bibby; 2 Blue Martin; 3 Jenna Pettit. Masters - 1 Justin Denington; 2 Graham Pettit; 3 John Maclawrence.
Winner of the professional section at the Tiree Wave Classis was Phil Horrocks.
Tiree surfer Tristan Levie pulling off a push-loop during the AMS double elimination fi nal.
Surfers in action at Balephuil.
Spectators get a bird’s eye view of the action.
Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers in action.
William Angus of Tiree’s Wild Diamond Watersports is one of the organisers of the Wave Classic.