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Norway contest scene picks up steam

Unstad © Yassine Ouhilal

Nordic Naturals® Lofoten Masters

Unstad & Flakstad Norway
10 - 13 October 2013

Lofoten Masters announces return for event in 2013

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 July, 2013 : - - The Nordic Naturals Lofoten Masters will host up to 100 international surfers this year from October 10-13, with a Norwegian surf championship as an added offering. The Lofoten Masters will be held in two locations of the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway: the famous Unstad Bay with world class waves located at 68 degrees North in the Atlantic Ocean, and the city of Flakstad, located near the southern end of the Lofoten archipelago.
"Surfing at Unstad is always an exciting experience,” said Dane Gudauskas, California pro surfer for the Vans team. “The weather is constantly changing, and the waves offer a raw perfection. I’m always sitting in the lineup and looking back up at the massive beautiful mountains. It’s the sort of environment that truly makes you appreciate the natural power of Norway and the Lofoten islands."
Nordic Naturals Lofoten Masters is offering cash prizes totaling $10,000 USD. There will be five classes of entry including Master, Open, Ladies, Junior, and Longboard. Interested surfers can contact Ole Kristian Larsen at +47 41 51 02 55 for more information or visit
Made by surfers for surfers, Nordic Naturals Lofoten Masters is an independent event hosted by two local board riders clubs, Lofoten Board Union and Arctic Surfers, along with Unstad Arctic Surf, a development on the beach that offers a surf school, restaurant, lodging and supplies. According to Contest Director, Tommy Olsen, Owner of Unstad Arctic Surf, “Our goal is to share the unique Arctic experience with great waves, friendly people, great food, and a warm atmosphere.”
The primary sponsor of the event is industry leader Nordic Naturals, delivering the world’s safest, most effective omega oils to over 35 countries. Nordic Naturals was born in Arctic Norway, where founder Joar Opheim grew up and where fish oil is a part of everyday life. When he came to California in the mid-1980s to complete his MBA, Opheim was unable to find quality fish oil, and had to consistently bring bottles from Norway—filling his suitcase on trips back and forth.

Driven by his Norwegian heritage, knowledge of fish oil, and love of science, Opheim founded Nordic Naturals in 1995. Today, the company is the #1 selling fish oil in the United States. Additional sponsors include Unstad Arctic Surf, Flakstad Utvikling, Lofoten Ekstremsportklubb (Lofoten Extreme Sports Club), 50/50, Vestvågøy Kommune, and Lofoten Sparebank.

Source: Nordic Naturals

Author: Shari Hindman

Tags: Norway, Nordic Naturals Lofoten Masters, Flakstad, Utvikling

Contests: Surfersvillage


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