Nixon Surf Challenge 2013: snow and aerials

Vincent Duvignac has sealed a frozen victory at the Nixon Surf Challenge 2013, held just below the Arctic Circle, in Iceland.


The surfers adventurers headed all the way to the north of Planet Earth to an extreme cold surf trip. The Nixon Surf Challenge it's never an event for the weakest.

After a week of exploring the volcanic island and surfing little-known breaks peppered along Iceland dramatic coastline, France's Vincent Duvignac was voted overall winner by his fellow surfers.

The 25-year-old stood out from the crowd thanks to his tireless motivation to score waves despite the freezing temperatures, as well as his consistently impressive performances in the glacial water.

Australia's Chippa Wilson walked away with the "Best Trick" award, doing just about enough in the eyes of his fellow surfers to edge out William Aliotti.

Armed with his huge arsenal of aerial tricks and an uncanny ability to eek the most out of the conditions, Chippa took to Iceland like a duck to water.

The third and final award was the "I Rocked Iceland" prize. And that went to the Canary Islands' Jose Maria Cabrera, who embraced the daily challenge of paddling out in barely-above freezing water temperatures while still finding the energy to party with the best of them on fun-fueled nightlife adventures in Reykjavik.