Watch: Venturing Deep Into Iceland's Remote Wave Country | Chasing The Shot

Craig Brokensha
Swellnet Dispatch

The story of Icelandic photographer Elli Thor and local surfer Heidar Logi, discovering there is quality surf in their country, then teaming up to follow their passion of both adventure and chasing waves. A beautifully shot video documneting their journey together also featuring Conor Maguire, Natxo Gonzalez, Russell Bierke, and Noah Wegrich.

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Balance commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 12:44pm

Thor and Logi...you guys are taking the piss

PS I think it's meant to be Loki

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 1:23pm

That was great! What a land&seascape. I like to think me off and alone in Tassie all winter armed with nothing but a 3/2 approaches this kind of experience, but these guys are next-level.
Also - did you note the enhanced troopy? That looked seriously modified for deep snow.

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 2:03pm

Heidar Logi: professional surfer.

he makes a living from surfing?

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Balance commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 2:27pm

Technically I don't think you need to "make a living"...just get paid...something

I was given a deck grip for coming third in a local boardrider comp once...I have always considered myself a professional surfer
I was paid a box of chocolates for playing guitar and singing at a friend's wedding...so yep I am a professional musician
A girl bought me a coffee after a night of...oh boy...I better stop there

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AntAnt commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 10:22pm

Have an upvote ;)

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P'tai commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 3:44pm

Gigolo

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P'tai commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 3:45pm

"and everywhere I go"

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spiggy topes commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 3:47pm

Gorgeous images. This place is very special. I would never want to see it exploited.

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I focus commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 4:16pm

Has to be the portfolio of some the best frames I have seen associated with surfing absolutely stunning.

Cannot imagine surfing in those conditions.

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billythekid commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 8:32pm

I don't really get it. But the video looks great

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ringmaster commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 9:59pm

Great clip!

In 2020 that's pretty well how you need to roll if you wanna surf quality uncrowded waves on a regular basis.

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billythekid commented Saturday, 25 Jan 2020 at 6:30pm

No, you need to live near the beach. I surfed a quality uncrowded waves today. the crowd surfs in the morning and according to the forecast. But there are heaps of great uncrowded waves at other times, especially considering the forecast is almost always wrong. Im talking at Winki, 13th bells etc. Ive surfed all these spots with great waves and no crowd. For example, forecast will say the wind is going a bit wrong. But what it doesn't say is that with the amount of swell and that particular tide, an imperfect wind doesn't really matter. So the crowd doesn't show up and I and a couple of others get great waves

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AntAnt commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 10:22pm

Man, that was an awesome clip. Such an amazing place.

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spencie commented Friday, 24 Jan 2020 at 6:48am

Brilliant!

easterly

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velocityjohnno commented Friday, 24 Jan 2020 at 7:58am

I wanted to get a sense of the distances to travel there, and so brought up HereWeGo to have a look. Reykjavik to the southernmost point looks about 150km (like Perth to Lancelin distance), from there to the easternmost point seems about 350 or 400km (so a trip to Margs from Perth). There is road roughly ringing the island. Throw in snow covered roads, and I can totally see how they get 8 to 10 hour drives.

The island is about 300km across, so about or a bit bigger than the distance from Marrawah to St Helens.

Also an opportunity for Swellnet to get the best forecasts going for Iceland and it's hard to predict coasts! When I translate "Swell" and "Net" I get: "Daba ụgbụ"

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drodders commented Saturday, 25 Jan 2020 at 3:30pm

The opposite of a wave pool

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Jamyardy commented Saturday, 25 Jan 2020 at 5:12pm

Have to agree, the landscape is absolutely stunning, what an impressive backdrop, and some quality waves in the mix.

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MutantPig commented Sunday, 26 Jan 2020 at 1:45pm

Yah wettied up poofters, me an Juan Kempes surfed this place in our sluggoes back in the 70s, rooted Reykjavik red raw and fucked off back to Tierra del Fuego for some real action. cop yas.