Do you know the feeling when on a hot day, due to the burning sun, you start craving for are freshening drink or ice cream, then finally getting one and taking a huge sip or bite but in the same moment recognizing it was way to much? Everything around you seems to freeze for a moment and your head feels like turning inside out but you can’t do much about it.
That is basically the feeling we get every single time, when we duckdive a wave in the frigid cold water, that we use to surf almost all year long. From October til May the water temperature is below 10°C. In winter time it can reach 0.5°C. Outside the water it get seven much colder. The right equipment like a real thick wetsuit, proper booties, gloves and a warm hood are essential and make it bearable. Not only bearable. It adds a certain pleasure to surfing.
That is basically the feeling we get every single time, when we duckdive a wave in the frigid cold water,that we use to surf almost all year long. From October til May thewater temperature is below 10°C. In wintertime it can reach 0.5°C.Outside the water it gets even much colder. The right equipment likea real thick wetsuit, proper booties, gloves and a warm hood areessential and make it bearable. Not only bearable. It adds a certainpleasure to surfing.
The whole getup with all its neoprene makes youfeel like a little seal. You are out all alone, sharing the wavesonly with a hand full of good friends and making the most of theconditions. The worst part actually is getting in and out of thewetsuit in the stinging cold. Your body is wet, air temperaturealready around 0°C plus the cold wind cooling out your naked body.But we love it! That’s why we are producing the first germancoldwater surf movie called “Headache” referring to the headacheyou get from eating icecream.
We already travelled Iceland and Scottland with a bunch of german cold water surfers so far. Upcoming destinations are Denmark, Sweden and our own playgrounds around the north and baltic sea in germany. The core team consists of Jonas Bronnert, Finn Springborn, Alex Tesch, Christian Spicker, Lucas Günther, Dan Petermann, Felix Gänsicke and Julian Braun. But there will be a much wider range of german surfers featured.
Filming with a german surfcrew is for sure not as easy as it is with a group of pro surfers. We have to film several days and several spots to get at least a little amount of really good action shots. But you see progression in every surfers performance from session to session. Everybody is pushing eachother. We are always having a lot of fun! If you want further details of our trips visit: http://headache.roughseas.de