- The Arctic's Most Desirable Waves
Over the last year a number of cold-surf findings have shown up in the mail. They come from all over the globe: photos taken on snowy beaches, satellite images scouted on Google Earth, and frame-grabs from documentary films. Here are a few intriguing selections.
The first is from swedish photographer Jakob Wallin:
“The fall here has been slow surfwise but at last we got some good swell from the northeast this week. The waves came with the snow (of course…). We drove up north and found a rare reef righthander rolling clean and steep. Had a few hours of great surf until the dark.”
Jonathan Hoover explains:
“I was just going through some files and folders on an old external hard drive and came across this photo. I’m not 100% certain of when I took these, but according to the file data it says February 9, 2011 (which seems about right).”
From Mark McInnis (McInnis Photography):
“I found some potential in AK…but who knows? Swell direction seems a little off. I suppose you never really know unless you’re there, or unless it’s just insanely obvious on the map.”