Surfing the Ends of the Earth

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It is impossible not to admire the commitment of photographer Chris Burkard in creating this ode to Arctic surfing.

Alongside Patrick Millin, Brett Barley, and Chadd Konig he braves sub-zero temperatures in the Arctic Circle to capture moments of raw beauty in conditions that rank among the harshest in the natural world. The bitterly cold seas and wind exact a large price on their minds and bodies, but the reward - adventure, amazement, and self-knowledge - draws them closer together and pushes them to tackle the next frontier in surfing.

Ed Temperley

MSW editor. Instagram @edtemperley