11th October 2012, 12:10 PM
LAR Tiree Trip
The BWA is currently preparing for the next round of competition up on the isle of Tiree. But before this many others have recently made the trip over, including Lee and the LAR Watersports team. Boards catches up with Lee to see how the trip went:
My good friend Tom The Gun Hughs and I set off from Yateley near Reading by 6.30pm driving through the night up to Oban to catch the Ferry the next morning at 7.00am The drive up seemed to go quickly as we chatted away all excited about what was before us, Bigsalty.co.uk showing it was off the scale for the next few days, which had us a bit worried, thinking that it might be too much for us both. This was not quite the case!!
Tiree glassy waves before the guys head out
Once at Oban a four hour ferry crossing allowed* us to get a quick sleep before arriving in Tiree, next was to find accommodation which took a little while as most places were already booked, best to book in advance, problem was we decided last minute to go. Still we did eventually get a room at one of only two hotels on the island The Lodge at £20 per night, we were over the moon until we found out that in the evening there was no heating in the room which I have to say was very cold! However the beds were comfortable and the electric shower gave the only hot water in the room. Once settled we headed off to a beach called Crossapol this is a long sandy beach where most windsurfers and kitesurfers seem to go, the sun was out, wind cross-shore, nice swell lines coming in about shoulder to head high; rigging 5m we went out and had a fun down the line sail in the gusty conditions.
Having driven around looking at other spots we ended up back at Crossapol, again 5m well powered up, wind cross-on giving us a great sail and YT scoring two back loops, pushloop, wave rides and more. Gun was moaning things were not going his way but I can tell you he was ripping, one bottom and top turn off the lip was as good as I have ever seen, a pro would have pleased with that one!!* This boy just doesnít know how good he is..
That night we were back in bed by 9.00 pm waking at 8.00am in the morning, I havenít slept that well in a long time..”
Follow the rest of the story with Lee and and guys from LAR Watersports on their blog here.
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