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Old 07 May 2014, 12:36   #1
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I am going on my brother in laws stag do to islay this weekend .we are getting surfing lessons and I said I would bring my boat (loadstar 380 air floor& 30hp yam), ringo and wakeboard . I am not sure where exactly we are going but we will be camping . Does anyone have experience of sibbing on islay ?
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Hi all
I am going on my brother in laws stag do to islay this weekend .we are getting surfing lessons and I said I would bring my boat (loadstar 380 air floor& 30hp yam), ringo and wakeboard . I am not sure where exactly we are going but we will be camping . Does anyone have experience of sibbing on islay ?
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Port Ellen would be ideal you could visit all three distillerys laphroaig lagavulin and ardbeg by sea launch from port Ellen where are you staying?
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Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately we didn't get much time to explore the island on the boat as the surfing was so good , we camped next to the beach in macir bay and surfed there , I did take the boat out once there and fought my way out through the surf but with waves of up to 6 foot it was way out of my comfort zone. I would love to go back sometime and explore a bit more especially the large sheltered bay around port Charlotte and bowmore . With friendly locals and plenty to see it would make for a great sibbing holiday.
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