Interviews

Leo, it’s your third GlaGla Race, what do you like about this event ?

I like the GlaGla Race because it’s in a beautiful location, paddling with 500 people in a lake surrounded with beautiful mountains full of snow is something that you can’t do every day and always well organized. I like also the challenge of this race, because there is always good competitors to test my strength in off season.

This year I will try to improve my 2nd place in a photo finish and bring home the victory!

Leonard nika vs Tom Auber

Do you have a special training programme or preparation for winter conditions ?

I don’t have a special training for winter conditions, the only thing I do when is winter is to make sure that my feet and my body are always well protected with thicker neoprene so they stays always warm.

2019 is just starting ! Your resolutions and/or projects for this new year ?

My plans for this year are a bit different from last year, instead of doing every weekend a race I will focus more in my training for a big event to maximize the possibility of a victory !! I also will work on my sup training camps in Portugal that I started last year and it was a great success. This year we have available one week per month for all 2019 sup training camps for everyone that want to train hard having fun with a supervision of my self and my brother Claudio Nika. If someone is interested you have to send an e-mail to niksurfer@hotmail.it to get more info.

Thank you for this interview and I’m very looking forward to compete at the GlaGla Race in few weeks,

Leonard