There’s not too many places on this planet that provide good snowboard terrain as well as good surf, but the Norwegian coastline is one of them.
The Arctic. The last frontier. A team made two epics trips for an expedition on and off land, merging the worlds of snowboarding and surfing. While searching for “Arctic Roses”, a metaphor of the quest the crew went on for good snow and good waves, we wanted to reinforce the connection we have with the elements – either on the mountains or in the ocean – with a combination of splitboarding and cold water surfing.The team started off their adventure in theLofoten islands,moved on to theLyngen Alpes and ended the trip in Riksgrensen during their annual bank slalom – getting to ride the quarterpipe under the midnight sun to wrap up the full Arctic experience was the icing on the cake.
Starring Alek Oestreng, Arthur Longo, Bryan Iguchi, Enni Rukajärvi, Rene Rinnekangas, Severin van der Meer and Wolle Nyvelt
Filmed and Edited by Alex Tank Willem Jones
Photography by Matt Georges