Surfing in Iceland

Well, we’ve posted about surfing in Alaska, Cleveland, and Nova Scotia, so now it’s time to talk about surfing in yet another unlikely location: Iceland.

Surfing, it seems, is no longer relegated to the warmer environs and this is nowhere more obvious than the frigid waters of Iceland. A recent article in Iceland Review spotlights the few hearty souls who brave these temperatures and who also keep a bond of silence about their activities for fear of word getting out and waves becoming crowded.

It’s a fascinating story of resiliency and drive to keep the hang ten passion alive in a place where it should never exist. And if you don’t believe me, click here to check out the rather impressive gallery of Icelandic surfing photos taken by Georg Hilmarsson–the same fellow who snapped the shot above.