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Belmullet Stages Successful Mayo Mayhem Windsurfing Wave Competition

7th November 2021
Mayo Mayhem Windsurfing Wave Competition had excellent, side to side onshore winds allowing most people to use 4.7 to 5.2 sails and waves maxing out at two metres
Mayo Mayhem Windsurfing Wave Competition had excellent, side to side onshore winds allowing most people to use 4.7 to 5.2 sails and waves maxing out at two metres. Scroll down for photo gallery Credit: Marco Cavalleri & Kevin Walsh

The fourth edition of the 'Mayo Mayhem' Windsurfing Wave Competition was run successfully on the weekend of September 24th to 26th in Belmullet on Ireland's famous Wild Atlantic Way

This year's event was very special as the 2020 event was cancelled due to Covid. It had been two long years since the windsurfing community got together to compete. Full lockdowns and travel restrictions had kept windsurfing competitions off the calendar in Ireland all of last year.

This year's competition was held at the beautiful remote Drum beach on the Belmullet Peninsula Co Mayo. The new location and the third different spot in four years proving that the mobile location model works, with the event just an hour's drive from the main base in Achill.

Drum Beach was chosen as the forecast was showing side shore winds with mid-size waves. The location had easy access and enough parking for the full fleet and with great visibility for everyone to see all the action.

Mayo Mayhem Windsurfing Wave Competition had excellent, side to side onshore winds allowing most people to use 4.7 to 5.2 sails and waves maxing out at two metres

The conditions for the competition were excellent, side to side onshore winds allowing most people to use 4.7 to 5.2 sails and waves maxing out at two metres, big enough for the pros yet not too challenging for the amateur fleet.

With the added bonus of a full day of sun and dry 16 degrees temperature made for perfect conditions for the competition. A fleet of forty windsurfers competed at Mayo Mayhem 2021 with competitors coming from
various parts of Europe including Italy, France, England, Wales, Scotland as well as from all over Ireland.

Next year's event will be held on the weekend starting Friday, September 30th 2022. A rollover will take place on the following weekend in the event of not having contestable conditions.

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