- Exploration In The Arctic Pt. I
Surfer Checks Cam and Scores
Over the last few years we’ve periodically monitored a weather cam that overlooks a remote point. The break’s topography and bathymetry appear to be perfectly formed, at times resembling the curved cobbles of California’s “Rincon”. With their gazes intently fixed on the warm glow of their computer screens, viewers discovered that sometimes the wave is flat, sometimes it’s windy, and sometimes it’s going off.
Well, it appears someone has surfed it. As the top photo shows, it happened on a soft, small, glassy day. A swell arrived from the far reaches of an extremely cold sea and produced gentle shoulders that peeled into the bay. Aside from the surfer’s head-to-toe neoprene, the water almost looks warm. The photograph was taken from a boat, perhaps indicating that the spot is difficult to access by land.
It’s likely that the surfer knows about the cam—perhaps it belongs to him. Could it be that he set it up in order to keep tabs on his home break?