Cold Water Souls
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Cold Water Souls: In Search of Surfing's Cold Water Pioneers
Connected to the project from his earliest experiences of surfing the frigid North Sea of the 1980′s, Cold Water Souls has taken author Chris Nelson on a personal journey from Nova Scotia, Vancouver Island, and Hokkaido to Iceland, Scotland and beyond in search of those pioneering souls who call the world’s most challenging line ups ‘home’. He has journeyed into the heart of surf culture to tell the story of each destination through its surf community, exploring how the landscape and harsh environments shape their lifestyles and surfing experiences. The resulting book is part anthropological study, part social commentary and part exploration and celebration of surfing’s final frontiers told thorough fresh perspectives and stunning photography contributed by the world’s leading lensmen.
WHAT THE PRESS HAVE SAID
“The book is a soulful tome that complements the author’s prose with plenty of gorgeous photography. …Nelson’s writing is reminiscent of Barry Lopez or Alain de Botton, with a reverent attention to the natural world. He has a touch of the romantic, but doesn’t paint these places as idylls…, showing surfing not as a cloistered pursuit but as a product of the places he studies and their longstanding relationships with the sea…Nelson’s book is superb – a testament to the spirit of the surfers who are out there year after year, building the world’s frigid beauty into the stuff that fires the soul.” The Surfers Journal
“A rich and beautiful book…(Nelson) can rightfully claim to have unearthed a whole new subspecies in the surfing genus, the zero-degree specialists. Good reading and good looking – definitely one for the collection.” The Surfer’s Path
“If you want to be regaled with inspirational tales of those on the vanguard of surfing’s latest evolution, start reading.” SBC SURF
Pick of the Literature ”Nelson has produced a beautiful read…grab a copy of Cold Water Souls. This book is too plain cool.” ESM
“The best surfing book to ever come out of the UK, it easily stands shoulder to shoulder with the best pieces of surfing literature on a global level.” Wavelength
“A genuine masterpiece of surf publishing that will whet your appetite for something different.” Drift
“A book of frozen treasures…champions the maverick spirits involved in cold water surfing and celebrates the unexpected beauty of these harsh environments.” Cooler Magazine
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- cold water surfing
- surf culture