The Top 7 Pleasures of Cold Water


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.

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Shrinkage

It’s funny how your body reacts in 33-degree water.

2013, ICELAND, LAND ROVER, ERIC SODERQUIST, MIKEY DETEMPLE,

Hypothermia

Some people say it’s deadly… I think it’s good for you.

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6000 calorie diets

Dried fish, potatoes, and mummies are a staple.

2013, ICELAND, LAND ROVER, ERIC SODERQUIST, MIKEY DETEMPLE,

Empty perfect surf

Not only is it beautiful, but it’s all for you.

2013, ICELAND, LAND ROVER, ERIC SODERQUIST, MIKEY DETEMPLE,

Shivering

You don’t stop until you are on your flight home.

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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.

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Never seeing the sun

Rumour is that the sun doesn’t even come up from October to March. No wetsuit tans up here.

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