After a brief hiatus, Nixon’s homespun surf contest, The Weird, makes a comeback on Hawaii’s North Shore. A mix of pro and am surfers were invited to compete in the peer-judged contest at Ehukai Beach Park. Dustin Barca, Conner Coffin, Jet Schilling, Nathan Fletcher, Josh Kerr, Betet Merta, Kaiwi Berry, Jojo Roper, Kalani David, Daniel Russo, Mike Dodd, Leila Hurst, Nathan Florence, Kamalei Alexander and Thatcher Johnson competed in the winner takes all, one-day event. Hosted with colorful commentary by Parker Coffin, riders were matched through a blind draw pairing with one of seven weird boards. Shaped by Hawaii local John Pyzel of Pyzel Surfboards, the boards were a variety of different shapes and sizes and included everything from twin fins to asymmetrical boards. The contest consisted of four-man heats judged by fellow peer participants with the top finisher of each heat heading to finals.
Nathan Fletcher, Josh Kerr, Conner Coffin, and Kalani David squared off in the finals with Josh Kerr claiming the $1000 purse of cold hard cash.