Bear Island: the spot had never seen surfboards

Inge, Markus, and Håkon are brothers in dreams. The trio decided to explore the potential of surfing on the uninhabited Bear Island in Norway. Look what they've found.

Their goal was a classic one - to explore new waves and nature.

But the destination was rather unusual - Bjørnøya (Bear Island, in English), the southernmost island of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago.

"We knew that there had to be waves out there, and this was truly a place few or no one had ever surfed before," explains Inge Wegge, director of "Bjørnøya."

"The surfing was our main motivation for going there, but we also wanted to have the opportunity to wake up each morning and do exactly what we felt like."

"A little before we left mainland for the Bear Island, we found out that I was going to be a father."

"That influenced me in many ways on the trip, and being away from my wife, friends, and family was even harder than expected."

The team stayed on the Norwegian island from April to June. They've surfed virgin waves, they had time to explore their inner selves, and they gave back to nature.

Inge, Markus, and Håkon collected all the trash they found on all the beaches they've camped on, that is to say, tons of plastic and other things that float ashore.

"Bjørnøya" is their personal story. Their Norwegian adventure is condensed into an 82-minute documentary.

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