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Surfing the last frontier
A niche of hardy wave-seekers journey to surfing nirvana in a remote cold-water place like Norway, Iceland, British Columbia, Newfoundland, Alaska or Russia.
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The new frontier

Seeking a new place to surf means exploring Norway, Iceland, British Columbia, Newfoundland, Alaska or Russia.

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Surfing ice

The rugged terrain and fast changing weather makes surf in freezing temperatures even more challenging.   

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Rough ride

Quality equipment that fits with the weather is essential. 

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Sub-zero surf

Extreme or Arctic surfing has been riding a wave of popularity.

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Explore the ice

Custom surfing and outdoor adventure excursions around Iceland are available year-round.

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Miller time

Relaxing after a rough day of surfing.

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Keeping warm

The invention of the neoprene wetsuit in the 1950s opened the door to cold-water surfing that until then had been impossible.

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Sunrise

Frigid waters rarely top 40 degrees and often getting to the water requires battling the elements.  

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Like fire and ice

Pro surfer Patrick Millin: “The water is so cold it feels like fire. It strips your air away.” 

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Frozen

Fast-changing weather sometimes leaves surfers in the middle of a storm.

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Surfing the last frontier

A niche of hardy wave-seekers journey to surfing nirvana in a remote cold-water place like Norway, Iceland, British Columbia, Newfoundland, Alaska or Russia.

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