Brave windsurfers showed off their skills as they took on the waves off Helensburgh during the intense weather last weekend.

The daredevils were spotted on the waters off the town’s pier on Saturday, April 6 as they took advantage of the high winds.

Destination Helensburgh shared the pictures in a post on Facebook which gained over 170 reactions from impressed locals.

Helensburgh Advertiser:

The town has strong links to water sports, and they are popular among both locals and tourists.

Destination Helensburgh’s Anne Foy said: “Helensburgh's link with the Clyde is really important for tourism.

“Henry Bell originally came to Helensburgh in 1806 to develop it as a resort for sea bathing which brought early visitors to the town, and there is a long history of local swimming and sailing events.

Helensburgh Advertiser:

“Nowadays you regularly see windsurfers, SUPs and kayakers on the water, and Helensburgh is the start point of the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail to Ganavan near Oban.

“The Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club is celebrating its 200th anniversary and will be hosting the 8mR World Cup from August 18 to August 24 which will bring visitors from around the world to Helensburgh.”

Helensburgh Advertiser:

The 8mR World Cup will be held in the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club’s premises at Rhu.

A week of racing on the Upper Clyde and a social programme based at the clubhouse will take place to celebrate the event and the historic anniversary.