a jet-lagged Malloy
On September 16-18, 2005 in San Sebastian, Spain, for the sixth consecutive year, 24 of the world’s best surfers will make their way to the Basque shores of San Sebastian, Spain to take part in the invitation only, Nixon Surf Challenge.
This event is a far cry from other high stress competitions where points and rankings count for everything. The Nixon Surf Challenge is a gathering of friends from across the globe and an event that has become a haven of good waves, calm atmosphere and relaxing fun in the hectic calendar of professional surfers.
The Nixon Surf Challenge judging format is itself unique with the invited surfers scoring their peers performance in the semi’s and finals and where free surfing is encouraged and style counts heavily. There are no individual wave scores and no contentious outcomes. The event is held over a three-day period, with ample time to wait for optimum conditions.
Last years Surf Challenge winner, Tiago Pires agrees, “The Surf Challenge is a contest done with a lot of love in one Europe’s most beautiful cities. It’s a completely different competition and it’s difficult to imagine anything better.”
In a world where the pressure of competitions often takes over the pleasure of a passion, it is sometimes good to remind yourself why you surf. Fun, family and friends.
Welcome to the Nixon Surf Challenge.