This is so insanely cool. Filmmaker Yassine Ouhilal took four top professional surfers to the northern coast of Norway and Russia, a few thousand kilometers from the North Pole, to film them surfing in the extreme winter conditions of the Arctic Ocean.
While planning the trip, charts showed that waves would be better in the winter, but it was deemed suicide to try surfing during the coldest and darkest part of the year. Even the spring temperatures hovered between 20 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit; not exactly the most ideal surfing weather.
When asked what prompted surfers from California and Australia to travel to the arctic to surf, Millin replied, “I guess it’s the isolation. That’s why I wanted to come here. How many people are surfing in Hawaii right now? How many thousands?”
Be sure to check out the video at the end. It's the best part...
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