- Interview: Christian McLeod
Arctic Surf Camps Rise, Exploration At Risk?
At long last, Arctic surf camps are open for business in Iceland, possibly fizzling the fire that fuels underground arctic surf exploration. The first surfer on the island dates back to around 1973. Early Icelandic surfers were aided in discovering their own surf breaks by easy access. A coastal road circumvents most of the island. Their surf break inheritance was at their fingertips.
Since then, a small community has sprung up around the chilly ocean excursion, and numerous magazine articles have documented destination surf trips. So, its no surprise that a camp now offers custom surf tours. But what does this mean for arctic surf exploration? The flame hasn’t fizzled yet. Perhaps its a prod to look deeper into the unknown.