See Adam in action on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnuwNhxtIVQ
From Loch Lomond to Loch Ness, professional wakeboarder, Adam Errington, has set himself the 7-day challenge of taking this dynamic sport to some of Scotland’s most breathtaking locations.
This is a homecoming for Inverness born Adam (26) who spent his childhood in Ullapool before emigrating with his family to Orlando in Florida. Over the next few days, he will wakeboard in front of backdrops that will include Eilean Donan Castle, Urquhart Castle in Loch Ness and on lochs close to his home village of Ullapool.
The world’s fastest growing board sport, wakeboarding is similar to snowboarding or skateboarding on water and has become the cool alternative to water-skiing.
Explains Adam who has also appeared in wakeboarding movies and is a cast member of MTV’s WakeBrothers: “When I was nine years old, my family moved to Orlando which just happens to be the wakeboard capital of the world so it wasn’t long before I was competing and loving it. I excelled pretty fast and turned pro by the age of 18.
“We came up with the idea of this ‘coming home’ trip where, with me bringing a few riders and photographers back to my homeland and doing a week-long tour from Glasgow up to Ullapool stopping at stunning lochs and iconic locations along the way, documenting it all and wakeboarding in some really cool places where there isn’t much wakeboarding going on at present.”
Adam still has relatives in Ullapool where is grandmother, Margaret Errington, ran The Four Seasons Hotel in the coastal town; his parents are Sylvia and Simon Errington.
The week-long trips culminates with the key event in the wakeboarding calendar, the Loch Stock festival (3-5 July) on the shores of Loch Lomond at Scotland’s first wakeboard and wakesurf school – Loch Lomond Wakeboard (lochlomondwakeboard.com).
Concludes Adam: “I could not have done this without Raymond Colquhoun and his team from Loch Lomond Wakeboard who are towing the boat and generally getting me around. This trip has long been my dream and I’m so excited about the idea of wakeboarding in such idyllic locations that also hold such meaning for me.”
Adam’s loch & castle schedule
Sun 28 thJune Early morning ride at Loch Lomond. Head to Eilean Donan castle.
Mon 29th Early morning ride at Eilean Donan Castle, then to Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness late afternoon/early evening ride. Spend night in Drumnadrochit.
Tues 30th.Early morning shoot Urquhart Castle then to Ullapool.
Wed 1st July Ullapool with rides at Loch Broom.
Thurs 2nd Ullapool
Fri 3rd Leave for Loch Lomond. Shoot there for the rest of day.
Sat 4th & Sun 5th Loch Stock wakeboarding festival at Loch Lomond
Adam Errington takes his role as one of wakeboarding’s fastest-rising stars in stride. Adam’s riding style mirrors his overall take on life: relaxed and smooth. Whether he’s taking the podium at Wake Games or the Australian Pro Tour, his ability to get good pop off the wake and his love of spinning keeps him high in the contest standings. Outside of the contest arena, Adam has been featured in films, including Red Bull’s Blackout and Drive by Sean Kilgus. He travelled to Australia in 2007, where he took part in Chris O’Shea’s Pressure Cooker comp, an invite-only freeride-style contest. Adam tapped into his superior ability to link big tricks together and walked away with the Best Line Master title
Loch Lomond Wakeboard is Scotland’s first purpose-built wakeboard and wakesurf school based on the shores of Loch Lomond.
Wakeboarding is a surface water sport involving riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water. It was developed from a combination of water skiing, snowboarding, and surfing techniques, with rider is usually towed behind a motorboat.