Posted by: tireecottage | September 24, 2011

Windsurfers prepare for Tiree Wave Classic

A Pembrokeshire amateur windsurfer is preparing for the next leg in his attempt to gain a place on the British professional tour.
31 year-old Lewis Merrony is currently second in the amateur standings of the BWA (British Wavesailing Association) Wave Tour with two events left in the season – in his first full year of competition.  The top two will qualify automatically to take on the professionals next year.  Lewis said:

“It would be brilliant to be up against the best in Britain next year. It would be really interesting to see how I get on.”
After events in in Wales and Ireland, next it’s a trip to the remote Scottish Isle of Tiree, on October 8, which Lewis says he can’t wait for.  “The Tiree Wave Classic’s something I’ve always wanted to enter,” he said. “It’s only this year through sponsorship and a number of other factors that I’ve been able to go. I want to go and win it.”.  Lewis, who lives near Tenby, says the conditions in Scotland will be similar to some of his favourite spots in Wales, like Freshwater West and Newgale.  “Everyone says how fantastic it is up there,” he said. “I can’t wait to see it for myself!”


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