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Barassie Beach Kites - South Ayrshire

Troon Seafront, South Ayrshire, Scotland

A few power kite flyers surfing off Barassie Beach.

With the tide rushing in and an on-shore wind this was a really good day for kite surfing.

Looking south you can see on the horizon the island of Ailsa Craig, a couple of tankers moving into the Clyde and on the far right the southern edge of the Isle of Arran.


Troon Seafront, South Ayrshire, Scotland

Power kite flyers surfing off Barassie Beach.

From the number of kites in this photo (six plus a reflection) you can see that the beach at Barassie is a popular spot for this sport.

Plenty of parking and lots of wind but the facilities - toilets, food, shelter - are currently a bit sparse.


Troon Seafront, South Ayrshire, Scotland

Looking north over the beach.

Irvine and the north Ayrshire hills are in the distance.

Visible on the right horizon is Ben Lomond, 43 miles (68 km) away to the north.


Troon Seafront, South Ayrshire, Scotland

A close view of a guy flying a Razor 10.

We know it's a Razor 10 because it says so on the kite but other than that we're clueless.


Troon Seafront, South Ayrshire, Scotland

The Razor 10 seen against a backdrop of Troon harbour.



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