In March 2014, SmugMug Films videographers Anton Lorimer and Michael Bonocore followed surf photographer Chris Burkard to the Arctic Circle as he photographed some of the world's best surfers taking on one of the most remote breaks in the world. The following is a Behind-The-Scenes look at the life of an Arctic Surfer, and the photographer crazy enough to follow them.
Upon arrival at the Surf Camp, we were greeted by the small house dog, who, on this day, was tasked with protecting the damp wetsuits as they dried.
This small, but gutsy plane somehow landed the team safely in the Arctic Circle, despite heavy winds that threw the plane around like a rag doll.
The view of Unstad beach, our surf location for the next 5 days, on initial arrival. Little did we know we would not see the dry, clear ground again.
Lifestyle and portraits excite Chris, so any chance he can get to photograph a human, he will take it...even as the snow begins to fall on our first afternoon in camp.
His photography known around the world, a Chris Burkard original canvas sits on the wall above Surfer Chadd as he checks his email in the warmth of the main cabin as the snow starts to fall outside at a more rapid pace.
On our first night in camp, the blizzard hit fast and furious. Always looking for a dramatic photograph, Chris walks in search of another night shot in the blistering snow.