Program 5: Under an Arctic Sky


Cowell Theatre Fri, Mar 8, 2019 7:00 PM
Film Info
Category:Exploration and Ocean Sports
Country:United States
Running Time:40 min
Director:Chris Burkard


This classic surf genre film captures six intrepid surfers, loading vans and boats with boards, wax and grins in search of perfect unridden surf. What’s new? Absent are the sandy hair and boardshorts, instead these surfers wear survival gear and 8mm wetsuits as they adventure into the freezing temperatures of Iceland’s north coast to ride perfect barrels against a backdrop of glaciers and Northern Lights. —DM

Included Shorts

City Surf Project (11min) More
Beyond the Noise (38min) More
Paige (22min) More

Additional Information

Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere. Layered by outdoor, travel, adventure, surf, and lifestyle subjects, Burkard is known for images that are punctuated by untamed, energized landscapes and peak moments of adventure. Through social media chris works to share his vision of wild places with millions of people. His visionary perspective has earned him opportunities to work on global, prominent campaigns with Fortune 500 clients, speak on the TED stage, design product lines, teach, and publish a collection of books, including a children’s book. Along with his team, Burkard is based out of his full-scale production studio and art gallery in the Central Coast of California.