After spending the first nine year’s in its cradle San Sebastian in Spain, the Nixon Surf Challenge is coming to the Lofoten Islands in Norway this April 1st celebrate its 10th birthday!
Henning Erlandsen from Nixon explains the change of scenery: “The original competition was developed with Nixon’s Surf Team. During those past nine years, the team and Nixon have worked closely together to create some historical events which have been great fun. We’ve had some epic conditions in San Sebastian as well as great support from the local surfers and community. So, what next? Nixon Riders Benjamin Sanchis, Eric Rebiere and Fredo Robin came to me suggesting we make the tenth Nixon Surf Challenge a little bit different. Not just a competition but an inspiring adventure. A place that no-one would ever guess a Surf Competition would be held. So we went to work, we toyed with a few ideas, logistics, timings etc and we came up with the Lofoten Islands in Norway. Eric has surfed there once before and loved its nature and scenery. A stark contrast between the warm sunny city beach of San Sebastian, competitors surfing in board shorts and the cold crystal waters of the Lofoten Islands in Norway. The Lofoten Islands is situated so far north that it actually lies within the Arctic Circle.”
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