The era of the Endless Summer is over, and a whole new occluded front of surf exploration has opened up: a world inhabited by the cold water souls. This book seeks out the waveriding pioneers of our cold water environment and looks at the communities that have evolved in some of the planet's most beautiful and inhospitable locations from the wilds of Alaska to the frozen wastes of Nova Scotia, and from Scotland's storm-lashed north coast to black volcanic boulder points of Iceland. Acclaimed surf writer Chris Nelson has teamed up with some of the world's top surf photographers to go in search of these pioneering souls who have scoured the earth to find surfing's final frontier. Footprint's Cold Water Souls is the result of that search: a stunning and unique insight into the world's most extreme surfing environments. Cold Water Souls is the first book of its kind A unique blend of history, travel, memoir and characters Sleek design and stunning images throughout The perfect book if you want to find out about the heart of surf culture
Table of Contents
1) West Coast USA 2) Vancouver Island 3) Nova Scotia 4) Northeast USA 5) Iceland 6) Scotland 7) Northeast England 8) Hokkaido
Chris Nelson is a confirmed cold water soul. He grew up surfing the frigid reefs of England's northeast coast, where open ocean Arctic swells are groomed into reeling lefts and winter water temperatrues regularly dip below 5 degrees. With over twenty years experience, he is one of Europe's leading writers on surf travel and culture. He has written six books on surfing and contributes regularly to surf media across the globe as well as national magazines and newspapers on surf travel issues. During the 90's he launched Asylum and the groundbreaking Freeride, two of the UK's most influential boardsports magazines. As editor he interviewed surfing's heroes and antiheroes and on his down time, scoured the northern fringers of Scotland for unridden breaks. When not clambering through Canadian cedar forests on his way to elusive point breaks, or tramping along frost-hardened beaches in Iceland, Chris can be found surfing the cliff-lined beaches in Cornwall, where he lives overlooking the sea.