18.3.09

Nico's Lunch

Nico is one of those guys that makes surfing look easy. He's got a keen sense of positioning on the wave and hell of a lot of skill. I can't say that I know him well but the times we've been in the water together he definitely has a positive vibe and is well respected by his peers. Here's a short film done by local filmmaker Aaron Jackson featuring Nico and B.C.'s Pete Devries. These two are probably Canada's best surfers. Although the footage here is mostly from late summer early fall, it blows my mind to think of the hours these guys have put in in the most extreme cold conditions, wearing pounds of neoprene rubber and braving conditions that are outright dangerous.

Nova Scotia is arguably one of the coldest places in the world to be a year-round surfer. Yes colder than Norway on the average. The level of commitment from these guys who dedicate their lives to surfing is unparalleled.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool short. That right looks FUN. Shit I would watch this 10 times before the present again.

Mick said...

Well Ras I can see why you love it up there. What a beautiful place. And pretty clearly talent will out as those two guys are pretty outstanding even without the climatic restraints.
Thanks mate.

tres_arboles said...

I love it that there are still hundreds of thousands of surfers in places like Orange County that dont believe there are places like that up north and guys from those places that rip. I am part of the reason they continue to disbelieve. Like mass hypnosis.

For what it's worth: there's no surf in the PNW and nobody there that can surf. Nothing happening here...now move along. ;-)

David

Anonymous said...

THERE IS NO SURF IN NOVA SCOTIA. THAT CLIP WAS SO FILMED SOMEWHERE ELSE AND CREDITED TO NS. AT THE SAME TIME- AWESOME CLIP!!!


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colleen said...

awesome and amazing. beautiful plac,e beautiful moves.