It’s fast approaching 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 arse to work.
Chris Burkard, on the other hand, is a human passionate about freezing his arse off. He knows a thing or two about surfing alongside icebergs, six-wheel Soviet Troop vehicles, hypothermia, delirium, arctic dedication and the joy of photographing in these harsh environments. We asked Chris has sent us his top seven pleasures of cold water photography, and here’s what he said.
It’s funny how your body reacts in 33-degree water.
Some people say it’s deadly… I think it’s good for you.
6000 calorie diets
Dried fish, potatoes, and mummies are a staple.
Empty perfect surf
Not only is it beautiful, but it’s all for you.
You don’t stop until you are on your flight home.
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.
Never seeing the sun
Rumour is that the sun doesn’t even come up from October to March. No wetsuit tans up here.