Nordic surf games 2016, the most prestigious surf event of the North went down at Bore beach in Jaeren, Norway 10 – 14 Feb. With surfers from all over the globe competing for the Nordic title in somewhat colder waters than your average surfers paradise under the sun. With the weather forecast showing decreasing swell after opening day for the contest it was vital that as many rounds of heats would be run as possible. The level of surfing displayed was higher than expected, with surfers showing a hole bag maneuvers being done in the clean small surf.
A whole new level of surfing was brought to the shores of Scandinavia at this years NSG. Roger Barros, a longboarder hailing from Brazil showed some impressive classic cross stepping and hanging those toes over the nose. The Finish/Mexican surfer Kalle Carranza was surfing with a smooth style, mixing it up with some new school maneuvres an flow. Oliver Hartkopp (DK) has grown up displaying promising power surfing, along with Keala Kekaulike Nalaui (HAW) showing us all where power surfing came from and Gil Ferreira (BRA/NOR) zipping airs just like you expect a Brazilian to pull out of the bag in shreddable waves.
Photos from the event by: Emil sollie / Redbull content pool – Espen Evertsen / Surfshop.no
The open final was a good old Scandinavian final. An action filled final with a constant exchange between all the finalists for first place, however Sweden’s Timothy Latte managed to sneak in a combination of 13,87 during the last minutes placing him on top, which secured his victory.
The ladies, juniors and longboard finals faced the challenge of smaller surf, which kept the final heats very slow, with little opportunity of critical and radical surfing. However, they all gave a hundred percent. We saw Stavangers own Guro Anestad taking the win in the ladies final, the longboard king Roger Barros cross-stepping the victory home in the longboard finals and Christoffer Holler (DK) surfing to victory in the junior finals. SurfEars ambassador Marie Milner finished second in the junior final.
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