Surfing

Surfing

The North coast is one of surfing's best kept secrets.

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With some of the best waves in the country Thurso-East has world class surfing waves from 2ft to 30ft and is a very popular surfing destination

Thurso East became the focus of surfing world in 2006 when it was used to host the inaugural O'Neill Highland Open WQS surfing competition. The event was won by British surfer Russel Winter. From 2006-2011 O’Neill sponsored an international surf contest at this location which was latterly called the Coldwater Classic and the event regularly attracted big name surfers.In 2012 O'Neill announced that it wouldn't be renewing their sponsorship deal, in order to direct resources elsewhere. 

We are now looking forward to another event being held at Thurso East - Scottish Surfing Championships from the 3rd - 5th April        

Photos on this page by James Gunn, Ken Crossan.

Next Event

Following your passion and not taking no for an answer.  Working life as a self taught Photographer and film maker.

Following your passion and not taking no for an answer. Working life as a self taught Photographer and film maker.

Following your passion and not taking no for an answer. Working life as a self taught Photographer and film maker. Mike Guest is an Edinburgh based film maker and photographer, often seen in these waters with his camera collecting footage of our local surfers. He also travels the globe with musicians, surfers, and adventurers capturing people and places in his films and photographs. Mike will be telling stories of his adventures and showing some of his work including some short films at a public talk on Thursday 11th May.

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