Watch: Torren Martyn // Northern Reaches
A surf trip to the Arctic? In mid-winter..?
It lends itself to all manner of puns about social-distancing and isolation, but not from me, dear readers. For I resist the fibrous low-hanging fruit.
The footage was shot in February, just before the world went into lockdown, with many of the waves surfed involving long trduges across snow-blown headlands. Torren applies his pivot-then-drive approach, a style that's becoming synonomous with the long twin, to the icy, drawn out pointbreaks. We even see him putting all pivots aside in a slabby right.
Says needessentials founder and designer Ryan Scanlon:
As we move through these crazy and uncertain times it's a good opportunity to reflect and appreciate the beauty of nature and the importance of community. We send love and kindness out to everyone and hope you enjoy this short film.
Music: Headland, 'Bonney Upwelling'