Wind Surfing in Caithness

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Caithness in the far North of Scotland is certainly full of wonders. The drive North on the A9 takes in some breathtaking scenery into a land littered with ancient archaeological remains and wide open spaces. You get more time to appreciate the things to see around you if you come to stay here a while and visit the local landmarks and attractions such as the Whailgoe Steps. Its peaceful and beautiful and you get frequent exposure to the Orcas and puffins of the coast in their thousands as well as views of the stunning Northern Lights

  • Caithness is one of Scotlands leading destinations for surfing. The ONeill Coldwater Classic Scotland is a 6 star (highest rated) event in the World Qualifying Series (WQS). Around 120 world class surfers compete to earn qualification to the World Championship Tour (WCT) which determines the World Champion. The event has been staged in Thurso since 2006 and in 2007, earned the title of the highest rated professional surf contest ever held in the UK. During the week long event, a mobile format is used whereby organisers select from a number of beaches to allow surfers compete in the the best surf conditions. Scotlands rugged coastlines and dramatic surf conditions provide stunning TV footage that showcases Scotland;s excellent surfing opportunities and beautiful landscape.

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