December 24, 2014

Surfing in a Winter Wonderland

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As surfing grows in popularity each year, more and more surfers are braving the icy conditions and charging out into sub-zero surf. Advances in wetsuit technology have helped tremendously, allowing for arctic surfers to not only stay warm and be flexible, but actually rip the frozen surf. Boardshorts might not be such a hot item to have in these spots, but the natural beauty and lack of crowds make it worth it to the crews that brave the cold waters.

 

For this blog, we are focusing on the Northern Hemisphere’s ocean generated surf. The North Pacific holds epic winter surf in Alaska, Russia, Japan, and Korea, while the Atlantic Ocean provides snowy barrels from New Jersey to Nova Scotia, and then over in Iceland and Scandanavia. Of course there is plenty of winter surf in the Great Lakes, the Baltic and North Seas, the Black Sea, and even Lake Tahoe! But that’s a whole other story in itself.

 

Enjoy this collection of frigid surfing scenes from around the world! (Scroll over image for caption and photo credit.)

 

ALASKA

 

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Glacier Surfing in Alaska!

 

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JAPAN

 

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SOUTH KOREA

 

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NOVA SCOTIA

 

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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ICELAND

 

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NORWAY

 

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