The era of the Endless Summer is over, and a whole new occluded front of surf exploration has opened up: a world inhabited by the cold water souls. This book seeks out the waveriding pioneers of our cold water environment and looks at the communities that have evolved in some of the planet's most beautiful and inhospitable locations from the wilds of Alaska to the frozen wastes of Nova Scotia, and from Scotland's storm-lashed rth coast to black volcanic boulder points of Iceland. Acclaimed surf writer Chris Nelson has teamed up with some of the world's top surf photographers to go in search of these pioneering souls who have scoured the earth to find surfing's final frontier. Footprint's Cold Water Souls is the result of that search: a stunning and unique insight into the world's most extreme surfing environments. Cold Water Souls is the first book of its kind A unique blend of history, travel, memoir and characters Sleek design and stunning images throughout The perfect book if you want to find out about the heart of surf culture
Chris Nelson is one of Europe's leading surf travel writers, with his co-author Demi Taylor (and their combined surf travel experience of over 30 years) they have written five books on surfing. Chris started surfing in the mid-eighties on the frigid reefs of England's northeast coast. He founded and edited Asylum and Freeride, two of the UK's most influential boardsports magazines. Having dreamt up the idea of Surfing Europe on a long road trip, Chris and Demi packed up their desk jobs, packed up their van and undertook a year of intensive on-the-road research - surfing, exploring and documenting the whole of Europe's Atlantic coastline. The resulting groundbreaking first edition was published by Footprint in 2004 to critical acclaim. Chris and Demi have co-authored the best-selling Surfing Britain & Ireland and Surfing the World.