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.
    CHRIS BURKARD
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    Surfing ice

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

    Quality equipment that fits with the weather is essential. 
    Chris Burkard
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    Sub-zero surf

    Extreme or Arctic surfing has been riding a wave of popularity.
    Chris Burkard
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    Explore the ice

    Custom surfing and outdoor adventure excursions around Iceland are available year-round.
    Chris Burkard
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    Miller time

    Relaxing after a rough day of surfing.
    Chris Burkard
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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.
    CHRIS BURKARD
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    Sunrise

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

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