Our first head surf coach – Nick Holmgren
Australia born and Swedish raised Nick Holmgren is Sunshinestories’ head surf teacher and also one of the most humble and talented surfers from Sweden.
At the age of 15 his cousins pushed him into his first wave in Australia. He’s been stoked ever since.
“Back in Sweden I bought a board and went out in the surf north of Stockholm. I caught my first green water waves that day. I don’t really remember the first wave, all I remember is the smile on my face afterwards.”
I don’t really remember the first wave, all I remember the smile on my face afterwards.
While studying for his bachelor in Sports Psychology & Coaching in Halmstad, one of the biggest surf cities in Sweden, Nick surfed as much as he could. As soon as he saw a good forecast he was in the water having fun and progressing in his surfing. For the past seven years he has been working as a surf instructor in various locations in he world.
“My goal with surfing is to always have as much fun as possible and to progress while having fun. I am stoked to be on Sri Lanka, to work at Sunshinestories, and to surf the waves here. The waves are optimal for beginner and intermediate surfers that want to progress their surfing. The variety of waves and the consistency of the swell on Sri Lanka is awesome, there’s just good waves every day!”
The variety of waves and the consistency of the swell on Sri Lanka is awesome, there’s good waves every day!
“There’s something about surfing that just beats every other sport, and I have tried a lot of sports in my youth. Waiting for a wave that has travelled hundreds of miles across the ocean and using that energy to surf, it is simply amazing.”
Waiting for a wave that has travelled hundreds of miles across the ocean and using that energy to surf, it is simply amazing.