Friend of Roark, Photographer Chris Burkard, loves the cold stuff and that’s probably why he’s been to Iceland 11 times now as well as many other Artic Surf trips. Buzzfeed recently featured Burkard and what it’s like to surf the freezing waters of Iceland!

“ANY EXPERIENCE THAT TESTS YOUR LIMITS ALWAYS MAKES YOU FEEL ALIVE. GETTING PUSHED TO THE BRINK OF WHAT I FEEL IS POSSIBLE WITH MY WORK MAKES ME FEEL LARGER THAN LIFE WHILE AT THE SAME TIME HUMBLING ME… [AND THAT’S WHEN YOU REALIZE] IT’S ALL WORTH IT.” – CHRIS BURKARD