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About The Author

Chris Burkard

At 26, Chris Burkard has accomplished a style and composition all his own, leaving many to instantly recognize a “Burkard Photo.” Chris currently serves as staff photographer for Surfer magazine in addition to freelancing for various international publications. Chris has created a coffee table book along with friend/co-author Eric Soderquist, "THE CALIFORNIA SURF PROJECT," and continues to travel the world seeking to experience the most remote, rugged and untouched destinations that exist.

Posts by: Chris Burkard

The evening light was soft and almost dreamlike throughout the city.

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I will always be drawn to the cold, vacant, and unpredictable places.

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Bodysurfers seem to blend into the ocean’s landscape.

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Searching for waves leads us down many unmarked roads.

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Pushing new limits of surf and surf photography.

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Chris Burkard and crew spend weeks, months, even years planning expeditions like these.

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From frigid water temperatures, hazardous surf, and large marine life, to pollution, man-made structures, and sheer isolation, coastlines are places that demand respect.

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