In the 1970s some Swedish surfers discovered surfable waves off Torö Stenstrand in Ören Nature Reserve.
At the same time windsurfing had gained broad popularity, and when the waves were at their biggest the hard-core enthusiasts made for the southern part of the Stockholm Archipelago. They wanted wind and waves, while the wave surfers wanted big waves and no wind - unusual conditions on our latitudes.
Before long Torö Stenstrand had a reputation amongst Swedish wave surfers, and in the early 90s the first national championships were held here. Since then, at least 90 per cent of the times when the championships have been held, it has been here at Torö. And in the late 90s kite surfers found Torö. Today there´s no surf spot more famous than this rocky beach.
As well as wave, wind and kite surfing, Nynäshamn has become an eldorado for wakeboarders. The well-established Nynäshamn water skiing club now calls itself a wakeboard club, NWK. It's one of Sweden´s foremost clubs, especially in terms of young talent. For instance, Nynäshamn resident Johan Wikström has competed for the national team and has a Swedish Championship gold medal in his awards cabinet.