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Under an Arctic Sky (2017)

Six surfers set sail along the frozen shores of Iceland as the worst storm in twenty-five years is about to arrive.

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Chris Burkard
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Chris Burkard Chris Burkard ... Himself
Sam Hammer Sam Hammer ... Himself
Steve Hawk Steve Hawk ... Himself
Sigurdur Jonsson Sigurdur Jonsson ... Himself
Heidar Logi Heidar Logi ... Himself
Elli Thor Magnusson Elli Thor Magnusson ... Himself
Ingo Olsen Ingo Olsen ... Himself
Justin Quintal Justin Quintal ... Himself
Mark Renneker Mark Renneker ... Himself
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Six surfers set sail along the frozen shores of Iceland as the worst storm in twenty-five years is about to arrive.

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USA

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Icelandic | English

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23 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Iceland

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Sweatpants Media See more »
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Performed by Sigur Rós (as Sigur Ros)
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Impressive mission, impressive execution
22 October 2018 | by diedaily77See all my reviews

If you liked 'Art of Flight' you will probably like this short. Although there are no thousand-meter descents or helicopters doing vertical 180s, obviously, this show does not disappoint at all. One of the most interesting sequences happens when their Icelandic sailboat captain ixnays their activities and they accept it first with grudging humility and then with total respect when they are safely ashore and caught in one of the worst storms in Iceland's recent history. The demure comments of the sailboat captain to the effect of 'Nature is the only real captain out here' are poignant, but he was the real captain as far as the surfers were concerned and they obeyed him commendably. Fortunately, in the aftermath of the storm, they were able to document some incredible surfing, including some nighttime sequences with spectacular northern lights and amazingly luminescent waves as the backdrop. I would love to know whether they back-lit those waves artificially, used filters, or if it was all natural.


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