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Nixon Gets Weird in Carlsbad

Nixon took its unconventional and homespun surf contest to Ponto Beach in Carlsbad, California, with THE WEIRD—a regional surf contest that evens the playing field for all who compete.

THE WEIRD's fifth invitational event took place in chest-to-head-high waves at Ponto Beach, just up the road from Nixon's Global Headquarters in Encinitas.

Unlike most typical surf contests THE WEIRD is held with a strange, odd, eccentric, quirky—call them what you will—quiver to choose from. As usual, Nixon enlisted top tier local shapers to construct custom boards with only one criterion—make them weird but contestable. The shapers for THE WEIRD Carlsbad included Brent Ferris, Micah Wood, and Ryan Burch. Surfers then had to draw straws to see what board they would surf.

In the end, Ryan Burch was judged by his own peers as being the Best Overall Surfer and Surfride Surf Shop won the title of Best Overall Team.

Thanks to all the shapers, surfers, and shops that took part in THE WEIRD Carlsbad! Watch the video recap above and watch out for more THE WEIRD events coming soon around the world!

THE WEIRD Carlsbad Shapers:
Brent Ferris / Old Harbor Surfboards
Ryan Burch
Micah Wood