Ice-Cold Waves, Nice Warm Vibes: Norse Surfing With Chris Burkard and Friends

Ice-cold but perfectly shaped Norwegian waves provide the medium and backdrop for this atypical surf film.

Hávamál is several things — (1) an ancient Norse poem; (2) the name of an Arctic surfing film with Ryan Callinan, Jack Freestone, Luana Silva, Anna Gudauskas, and Chris Burkard; and (3) a source of odd wisdom.

Consider this nugget: “Better gear than good sense / A traveler cannot carry. / A more tedious burden than too much drink / A traveler cannot carry.”

We’ve been there before. Watch Silva, Burkard, and friends catch alluring but obviously frigid waves all over the Scandinavian country’s coast in this short, laid-back film.

The travelers do spend a lot of time in the drink — but not that drink.

Runtime: 12 minutes

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Sam Anderson

Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He's had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.

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