Some surf photographers are totally content sipping down piña colada in the South Pacific, but I’ve never been that person. Some people may think it’s a sickness, the feeling of gratification that comes from freezing your ass off in search of some cold, elusive wave.
The way I see it, I have never felt more alive…ever. It is what has drawn me back to Norway, Alaska, and Iceland over 7 times. The idea of perfection is not lost in the frozen north and is what keeps me coming back for more.
My last trip was just that: a trip to find perfection in the Arctic. I partnered with Goal Zero, Slime, and Rareform while working with a team on assignment for Land Rover. We drove the coastline searching for waves and the beauty that Iceland always seems to offer.
It is a tossup getting good weather and waves when traveling. I have seen days without sun or surf. This trip had a bit of everything, but I have to say we got some of the most amazing weather, mixed with fun surf and breathtaking scenery. Some continue to search for those warm climates for trips, but I will always be drawn to the cold, vacant, and unpredictable places.