Chris Burkard – The Joy of Surfing in Ice-Cold Water

“Anything that is worth pursuing is going to require us to suffer, just a little bit,” says surf photographer Chris Burkard, as he explains his obsession with the coldest, choppiest, most isolated beaches on earth. With jawdropping photos and stories of places few humans have ever seen — much less surfed — he draws us into his “personal crusade against the mundane.”

While this past winter made us never want to think of cold temps ever again, you gotta give it to him: that’s pretty impressive. Luckily, for those slightly less adventurous, the water is finally warming up. See you out there!


Image Courtesy of Chris Burkard.