Tiree Wave Classic 2014 - HEATS ANNOUNCED

The event officially began on Friday 10th October but with bright sun and blue skies, all fleets are still on hold awaiting the wind which is due to arrive in the next few days.

All fleets have been kept busy preparing and partying by event host Puravida and the BWA team. yesterday the competitors met for a beach competition clinic and local pancakes.

This years judging team have now announced the heat sheets and they are as follows:


Just one point separates the top two British pros; Phil Horrocks (Gaastra/Tabou) and Ben Proffitt (Simmer/Simmer). With only two events remaining on the tour everything is to play for as these age-old rivalries battle it out here for the Tiree winners sword.

With Adam Lewis (North/Fanatic) and John Skye (RRD/RRD) absent from the event the door will also be open for Andy Chambers (Pryde/JP), Dave Horrocks (Gaastra/Tabou), Aleksy Gayda (RRD/RRD) and Sam Neal (Simmer/Simmer) to grab vital Championship points.


The race for the womens Champion is tighter than ever before with only 0.3 points separating Justyna Sniady (Simmer/Simmer) and Sarah Kellet. Sarah Bibby (Simmer/Simmer) is also here threatening to spoil the party with her eyes on a Tiree win. Again the women's fleets are due to complete by Tuesday but there is a possibility that they may extend as PWA La Torche event has cancelled its women's wave entry.


Mike Archer is currently sitting equal 1st with Mike Wand-Tetley both on 39.7 points. But the shock of the event is the absence of Wand-Tetley who failed to show. Up and coming hot shot, Ben Page will liven the competition up as one to watch and we also have Scottish star Scotty McDowell and RAF talent Russ Jenkins returning to fight for the Ams sword.
Freddy Ide attends Tiree for the first time as the only youth. This young man will be one to watch as a future BWA Champ and PWA contender.


The senior of the fleets, the Masters should never be confused with being sedentary. On the day and in the wildest conditions these 'old gits' are as good as the pros and can pull off the most breathtaking stunts. RAF boy Craig Hamilton currently leads the pack and with a 6.8 lead may be impossible to catch but that won't keep previous Champ Dave White and BWA Tour Manager, Geoff Hautman from a fierce battle. Throw into the mix previous Tiree Champion and Scottish favourite, 'Big' Davey Edmiston who arrived on the island looking to bring the Masters sword back to Scotland again. Nick Ide, Phil Anson, Kyle McGinn and Andy Page attend Tiree for the first time. Any one of these could also sneak the sword away!

Report by BWA Tour Director and Chairman, Nigel Treacy.

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