Accompanied by his cameras and (we hope) some very warm weather gear, California photographer Chris Burkard and 3 professional surfers recently journeyed to that surfing “hot” spot, the Arctic Circle. Rough seas, wild waves, crazy temperatures and icy water all made this an adventure that was certainly brave, unforgettably original and only somewhat insane.
The resulting photos and video are truly memorable. The spectacular landscape often dwarf the tiny surfers. The colors and shapes of the land are amazing and remind us that there are still pristine environments on our planet. And if you think these surfers are as brave as I do, you have to be even more impressed knowing that there are whole communities who live up here year round.
Gnarly! And icy.