We’ll be surfing amongst the ice and camping under the northern lights – total bliss!
Ian Battrick is what you would call tough. Described as the ‘surfers surfer’, the Nite sponsored boardrider has travelled the world for the past 20 years looking for the best hollow waves. Travelling light, accompanied by minimal belongings, including a Nite AQUA sports watch, Ian has chased waves from Indonesia to Canada, Mexico, WA, Hawaii, Iceland and Norway.
Having grown up on the isle of Jersey, Ian made the decision to live his life to the absolute fullest after losing three of his closest friends at the age of 17. Whilst it may sound like a glamorous nomadic lifestyle, he does so on the smallest of budgets, running lean, and usually with only a small tent, mosquito net, 6mm wetsuit, an iPod and a quiver of well-loved boards for company.
Regularly cutting himself off for months at a time in search of the perfect wave, he is obsessed with finding the best hollow water. He has dedicated his life to following his dreams and had to fight off bears, survive malaria, sit out earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis, and brave artic conditions to surf the perfect waves.
Later this year Ian is to launch a range of Lunasurf wetsuits, designed to be as uncompromising as the man himself: “We’re taking the suits up to Iceland for a couple of weeks, it’ll be -10c and getting pretty cold. We’ll be surfing amongst the ice and camping under the northern lights – total bliss! Alongside the wet suits it’ll be a good test for my Nite AQUA, it’s proving to be one tough watch.”
Paul Conway, Community Manager at Nite Watches: “Ian is an amazing surfer and one tough guy. He’s uncompromising and the focused way he lives his life is an inspiration, he’s looking for the best waves the world has to offer, and we’re just lucky that one of our watches gets taken along for the ride.”
The Nite AQUA is designed for performance with a stainless steel case and featuring 300m water resistance. Nite is a renowned British brand, a producer of well designed outdoor watches for use by people who require and insist on precision time-keeping, no matter what the conditions. All Nite Watches feature self-powered lighting (GTLS), making them highly visible and ideal for tough, dangerous and demanding environments.
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