Freezing waves and surf legends in the Arctic Circle

Here at HQ we love to hear about the epic adventures and incredible locations where dryrobe can be found, it always amazes and inspires us to see people keeping warm all around the globe. 

Recently we heard rumours of an epic surf session that happened north of the Arctic Circle, at Unstad in Norway, with none other than surfing legend Tom Carroll. So we did some hunting around and found some photos.

Tom, Carroll, Surf, dryrobe, Unstad, Norway

 If anyone can be considered a great of the surf world, then this man certainly can. We found out that Carroll had come to Norway at the invitation of Tommy from Unstad Arctic Surf School, who we have been proud to supply with dryrobes after meeting them at ISPO when we were at the Cold water surfing section with our friends from Carve magazine, along with others, after receiving an invite to be there from Patagonia. 

Tom, Carroll, Surf, dryrobe, Unstad, Norway

Add in to the mix the incredibly talented photographer Olivier Morin and this was an adventure that just had to be shared. 

Tom, Carroll, Surf, dryrobe, Unstad, Norway

With water temperatures of of roughly 5 degrees C, this was a slightly different climate to Tom Carroll's home of Australia.

Tom, Carroll, Surf, dryrobe, Unstad, Norway

With air temperatures as low as 2 degrees C, keeping out of the cold wind and using a  dryrobe to get changed on & out of wetsuits, makes a whole lot of sense.

Tom, Carroll, Surf, dryrobe, Unstad, Norway

dryrobe is right at home in Unstad - definitely #dryrobeterritory

Tom, Carroll, Surf, dryrobe, Unstad, Norway

 At 55 years old, Tom Carroll still shows the style and skill that won him two world titles

Tom, Carroll, Surf, dryrobe, Unstad, Norway

Olivier keeping himself warm between shooting in Norway's icy waves

Tom, Carroll, Surf, dryrobe, Unstad, Norway

Tales of the day's surf being swapped next to the campfire

All photos by Olivier Morin

We scoured the internet to group these photos together so a mention must go to the article posted here: http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/2017/03/arctic-surfing-unstad-norway/  -  check it out for more great photo coverage of the trip.