‘Cold Water Souls: In Search of Surfing’s Cold Water Pioneers’ has taken acclaimed surf writer Chris Nelson on a journey from Nova Scotia, Vancouver Island and Hokkaido to Iceland, Scotland and beyond in search of those pioneering souls who call the world’s most inhospitable line ups ‘home’.
He has travelled from unforgiving shores washed by slush ice to beaches blanketed in snow, breaking bread with biker gangs in Japan talking story with nuclear engineers in Scotland and sharing empty peaks with Nordic fishermen to tell the story of each destination through its surf community, exploring how the landscape and harsh environments have shaped their histories, their lifestyles and their surfing experiences. Having teamed up with the world’s leading lensemen, the resulting book is a unique exploration of surfing’s final frontiers and stunning insight into the world’s most extreme surfing environments told thorough fresh perspectives and awe inspiring imagery.
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WHAT THE PRESS HAVE SAID
“Nelson’s book is superb – a testament to the spirit of the surfers who are out there year after year, building the world’s frigid beauty into the stuff that fires the soul.” The Surfers Journal
“A rich and beautiful book…(Nelson) can rightfully claim to have unearthed a whole new subspecies in the surfing genus, the zero-degree specialists. Good reading and good looking – definitely one for the collection.” The Surfer’s Path
“If you want to be regaled with inspirational tales of those on the vanguard of surfing’s latest evolution, start reading.” SBC SURF
Pick of the Literature
”Nelson has produced a beautiful read…grab a copy of Cold Water Souls. This book is too plain cool.” ESM
“The best surfing book to ever come out of the UK, it easily stands shoulder to shoulder with the best pieces of surfing literature on a global level.” Wavelength
“Chris Nelson’s excellent book Cold Water Souls, (is) an exploration of the way the sport of surfing has spread from its warm-water genesis points to more frigid corners of the world.” The Scotsman
“A genuine masterpiece of surf publishing that will whet your appetite for something different.” Drift
“A book of frozen treasures…champions the maverick spirits involved in cold water surfing and celebrates the unexpected beauty of these harsh environments.” Cooler Magazine
*More than 300 stunning images