Filmed in Iceland, the Maldives, and Mexico in three separate vignettes, musicians Allah-Las, Connan Mockasin, Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT, and Peaking Lights and pro-surfers Stephanie Gilmore, Creed McTaggart, Ryan Burch, Devon Howard, CJ Nelson, Corey Colapinto, Ellis Ericson + more embark on sound and surf journeys that conjures a surreal and serene symbiosis of music, the environment, and local culture.
For many years I’ve had the idea of travelling around the Nordics and documenting how it is to be a surfer here. Not so much showing the perfect days and unicorn moments, but rather a true as possible portrait of the surf culture here.
Many of you will recognize him from many of our print issues. Joel has been making a name for himself in the Nordic surf scene for quite a while and has also recently shared journeys to Iceland and Alaska with 654 Stockholm that highlight the intrepid Australian adventurer in him.
Gender equality has a long history and a special status in Iceland. As professional snowboarders who’ve fought hard for gender parity in a male-dominated sport throughout their careers, Anne-Flore Marxer and Aline Bock wanted to dig deeper into Icelandic women’s mindset while combining it with their love for the mountains and the waves.