Photo Friday: Glacial Surfers in Iceland

Typically surfing brings to mind sandy beaches, warm water, and blue waves. The Arctic Surfers, however, put surfing in a new light. The group provides stand-up paddle board and surf retreats in Iceland, including in the Glacier Lagoon and on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Surfers wait for the perfect moment to ride the waves that occur when part of a glacier calves into the ocean, creating Arctic-style big-wave conditions. Garett McNamara and Kealii Mamala, two surfers, set to be the first people to surf a glacier.

This photo Friday enjoy some photos from the Arctic Surfers’s adventures in Iceland.

Two stand up paddle boarders adventure in Iceland’s Glacier Lagoon (Source: Arctic Surfers/Instagram).

 

Surfer gets ready to paddle out in the cold in hopes for some waves (Source: Arctic Surfers/Instagram)

 

Surfers get ready to paddle out in freezing conditions (Source: Arctic Surfers/Instagram).

 

Check out more stories from GlacierHub:

Going to Extremes: Glacier Boarding, a New Sport

Exception or Rule? The Case of Katla, One of Iceland’s Subglacial Volcanoes

Horn Signaling at a Medieval Icelandic Monastery

 

 

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