Brr! Iceland Surfing Photos And Video

Not many places require surfers to navigate around icebergs, but Red Bull Illume Image Quest winning photographer and Goal Zero ambassador Chris Burkard found one in Iceland.

Burkard shot photos and video of surfers Mikey Detemple and Eric Soderquist plying the waves as the group traveled the country in search of breaks.

“Each time I surfed it felt like I was discovering a new spot,” Burkard said in a short video about the adventure.

As part of Goal Zero’s ambassador program, the company is giving away $4,000 worth of prizes from various companies that Chris uses in his kit. Check out the contest here.

And if you travel to Iceland to surf, be sure to pack one super warm suit. That water looks cold! —Sean McCoy

Boosting it with snowy peaks in Iceland; photos by Chris Burkard

Surfing Iceland dressed for the weather

Airing it out

Icebergs and surfing are strange bedfellows in Iceland

Paddling out

An icy seascape

Iceland’s natural beauty

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Managing Editor Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in Denver, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.