Two Tiree Locals Named Surfing Champions

Two local Tiree boys recently competed in the Scottish Surfing Championships up in Thurso and were both crowned champions within their competitions!

Finn MacDonald, 14 from Balevullin came first in the under 18s and Ben Larg, 11 from Balemartine also claimed first prize in the under 14s competition – what an excellent achievement!

The competition is held annually and attracts some of Scotland’s top surfers with Thurso also ranked as one of the best surfing venues in the UK – it also looks like one of the coldest!

Finn and Ben have both been surfing from a young age, taking advantage of Tiree’s beautiful beaches and good surfing conditions – and the years of practice definitely paid off last weekend!

Ben also competed in the under 16s competition and it was commented that ‘he was one to watch for the future’.

On behalf of the whole island, An Tirisdeach would like to congratulate both boys! Well done Finn and Ben!

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