Caithness is one of the UK’s top destinations for water sports. Thurso offers some of the best cold water surfing in the world and has played host to some major events on the UK and international surf calendar, including the Scottish Surfing Championships. In recent years, the surf events have been accompanied by Wave North – a festival of surfing, skating, arts, crafts, music and photography.
It’s not just surfing that Caithness has to offer. Thurso also plays host to the annual Scottish Surf Kayak Championships and to Caithness Diving Club (the northernmost dive club on the UK mainland). With the recent addition of a 70 berth marina and the opening of a new chandlery at Wick Harbour, Caithness is fast becoming a prime sailing destination.
Based in Thurso, on the north coast of Scotland, Pentland Canoe Club enjoys some of the best canoeing and kayaking in the world. Caithness and Sutherland offer a fantastic variety of environments for kayaking, with miles of amazing coastline and islands to explore, world renowned surf, loads of lochs and even a river or two.
So whether you are new to kayaking and looking for tuition or an experienced paddler looking for paddling companions this area has lots to offer. The club’s website is a great place to find out all about it.
You can also experience some unique driving excursions from the Caithness coast. Drop in on one of the county’s many wrecks from the age of steam, visit spectacular shallow-water caverns or just watch the resident wildlife go about their business.Whatever your needs, Mackay Underwater Technology offer a range of packages, from diving equipment and flotation devices to activities and training. Visit their website for more details.