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Windsurfing

Loch Lomond is one of Scotland’s most popular inland lochs for windsurfing. The best areas for windsurfing on the loch are south of Rowardennan on the loch’s eastern shore. The open landscape south of Ben Lomond allows the wind to blow more freely than in the mountainous northern parts of the loch.

Where on the loch is best for windsurfing on any day is a matter dictated by the wind. Sites where the wind blows offshore (from the land) should be avoided – the wind tends to be gusty and unpredictable in such conditions and you will find it difficult to return to your start point. The most popular launch sites are Milarrochy Bay, on the east shore (best in south westerly to north westerly winds) and Duck Bay, on the west (best in north easterly to easterly winds).

Under the Loch Lomond Byelaws it is compulsory to carry a buoyancy aid or life jacket while windsurfing on Loch Lomond. Although the regulation covers carrying, it is strongly recommended that you wear a lifejacket or buoyancy aid at all times when on the water. Remember to bring one and check it is compatible with your harness where appropriate.

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