Current Scottish U18 Boys champion Craig McLachlan of the North Shore Surf Club will also be hoping to defend his title (c) Studiograff Photography.
The annual Scottish National Surfing Championships will take place in Thurso between the 19th and 22nd of April 2019. Competitors will compete in 8 divisions for national titles; Open Men, Open Women, Longboard (Board 9ft +), Masters (Over 35), U14, U16, 18 Boys, U18 Girls. Entry to competitors is now open and closes on the 5th of April.
Reigning champions in the Open Men and Open Women’s divisions are Mark Boyd and Phoebe Strachan both of the Thurso based North Shore Surf Club and have both entered the event to defend their titles.
Jonny Ewart, SSF member said; "I'm really looking forward to the event this year, the competition gets better and better each year and Thurso is a great venue with world class surf"
On the Saturday Red Bull will be at the event with their wings team and PA truck.
Main supporters of the event this year are the Highland Council, EventScotland part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate and the Pentland Hotel.
The event will be used to choose the teams for The British Surfing Championships & British Cup in Jersey, European Surfing Championships in Portugal and the Ireland V Scotland Perpetual Cup in Ireland.