Vanish To: Arctic Surfing in Norway

Hávamál is a compelling new short film by Billabong in partnership with Wasted Talent Magazine.

Ryan Callinan, Jack Freestone, Luana Silva, Anna Gudauskas and Chris Burkard journey to the Arctic Circle, explore the Scandinavian peninsula and venture deep into Norway’s countryside of mountains, fjords and glaciers, and score frigid but perfect waves. Chris Burkard served as the trip’s lead photographer and tour guide and the film was directed by Matt Payne.
The surfers were greeted by raw, pumping conditions upon touchdown in Unstad – the birthpace of Norwegian surfing in the Lofoten Islands – now just a remote fishing zone with only 15 full-time inhabitants, once a critical region for the Nordic Vikings. Lead by veteran Scandinavian traveler and outdoor photographer/filmmaker, Chris Burkard, along with the two pioneers of the Norwegian surf community, Tommi and Marion, the crew had all the working knowledge required for a successful trip.

Featured in the film is Billabong’s latest range of purpose-built Adventure Division gear: a collection of purpose built outdoor product for your next ocean adventure – whether it’s just around the bend or beyond the Arctic Circle. Stay Warm. Stay Dry. Find Waves.