Mick Fanning enjoys magical surf beneath the Northern Lights

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Australian surfing champion Mick Fanning has completed a spectacular ride on "surprisingly good" waves beneath the Northern Lights in Norway.

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image captionFanning, 35, hit the surf as the Aurora Borealis lit up the archipelago of Lofoten
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image captionHe camped out with Norwegian photographers Mats Andreassen Grimsæth and Emil Kjos Sollie
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image captionFanning, from Sydney, described the experience as something he would remember forever
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image caption"We sat out for two nights in a row waiting for the lights to come," the surfer said
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image captionHe was nervous the spectacle could come when there was no surf
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image captionBut the conditions aligned on the third day, with Fanning telling the ABC the waves were "surprisingly good"
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image captionBetween sets of waves, Fanning said he was "just staring up at the sky just screaming with excitement".

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