- 14 February 2011 | Surf Books
Author: Chris Nelson
"Cold Water Souls" is the ultimate journey of discovery, tracking down the wave-riding pioneers of the world’s most inhospitable cold water environments. From the wilds of Alaska to the frozen wastes of Nova Scotia, and from Scotland's storm-lashed north shore to the black volcanic boulder points of Iceland, this book is a fascinating exploration of some of the planet's most beautiful and frigid surfing locations and the surfers who call these waves home.
"Cold Water Souls" is a book of our times - a blend of culture, history, travel, memoir and characters coupled with stunning action and lifestyle photography, never before seen archive imagery, all wrapped in a sleek design.
Surfers have always been drawn to warmer climes, like a migratory instinct triggered by dropping temperatures as winter draws in. The dream was always of the perfect wave, chasing an Endless Summer around the globe armed only with boardshorts and warm water wax.
Over the last few years, pioneering souls have begun to swim against the current, eschewing the increasingly crowded tropics for a new search. In looking at the globe, they turned their attention to some of the planet’s chilliest locations.
"Cold Water Souls" is the first book of its kind. It's a celebration of surfing’s final frontiers, where waves are ridden by hardy souls who have evolved into small, tight knit communities with distinct genes and characteristics, living the surfing lifestyle in some of the most unexpected locations.
This book is about the heart of surf culture, telling the story of each destination through its waveriding community, exploring the local environment and landscape and how it shapes their lifestyle and surfing experiences.
So pack away your boardshorts, the era of the Endless Summer is over, and a whole new front of surf exploration has opened up, a world pioneered by the "Cold Water Souls".