Surf the Greats in partnership with Burkard Studio presents the screening of 'Under An Arctic Sky'. Join us for a special night of celebration of cold water surfing and adventure as we welcome Chris Burkard to Toronto for the first time.
Under An Arctic Sky follows six surfers along with adventure photographer Chris Burkard and filmmaker Ben Weiland as they seek out unknown swell in the remote fjords of Iceland’s Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Setting sail along the frozen shores of Iceland, the team faces down one of the largest storms to hit the country in 25 years, enduring constant darkness and brutal seas with one goal: find the perfect surf.
Pushed to their limits, the surfers question if searching out the unknown is worth risking their lives for, but through their incredible journey, the team discovers that uncertainty is the best ingredient for discovering the unimaginable. Weaving narrative-driven style with visionary perspective and cinematography, Under An Arctic Sky is a vivid portrayal of a wild landscape and untamed adventure.
Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere.
The screening is part of 'Under An Arctic Sky' world tour and Chris Burkard will open the night with a presentation about his work, followed by a Q&A. In addition, we will screen two local short films on Great Lake surfing: On Days Like These You Must Surf by Jake Kovnat & Sweet Water by Andrew Wyton.
This event will sell out, so get your tickets now and join our community of local surfers, paddlers and adventurers to celebrate our love for cold water!