Tis the season of laziness in Sydney. You’ve probably spent the morning procrastinating with your snooze button, telling yourself that it’s too cold to surf, and too cold to get up and get shit done before dragging your sorry ass to work.
Chris Burkard on the other hand is a human passionate about freezing his ass off. He recently spoke at the 2015 TED conference in Vancouver, where he covered topics like surfing alongside icebergs, 6 wheel Soviet Troop vehicles, hypothermia, delirium, arctic dedication and the joy of photographing these harsh environments. Keeping the dream alive, Chris has sent us his top 7 pleasures of cold water photography. Here they are:
1. Shrinkage. It’s funny how your body reacts in 33 degree water.
2. Hypothermia. Some people says its deadly… I think its good for you.
3. 6000 calorie diets. Dried fish, potatoes, and mummies are a staple.
4. Empty perfect surf. Not only is it beautiful but its all for you.
5. Shivering. You don’t stop till you are on your flight home.
6. Northern lights. These captivating and dreaming lights will steal your sleep but you won’t regret the days or weeks that were taken off of your life.
7. Never seeing the sun. Rumour is that the sun doesn’t even come up from October to March. Not wetsuit tans up here.