JUST BECAUSE IT’S THE DEAD OF WINTER doesn’t mean that you have to stop surfing. Surfing has spread far and wide enough these days to span all climates and temperatures. Cold water surfers are even more gung-ho: the 20-minute struggle to peel off soaking neoprene with spaghetti arms feels way more hardcore than a 3-hour session in tropical climes.
So keep your coral reef breaks, and hold the zinc oxide. Here we present some of the many lesser-appreciated cold water spots around the world that demonstrate that one’s love for surfing can transcend the thermometer.
This article was first posted on September 1, 2010.