“I’m one of those idiots that doesn’t work but just surfs,” Joacim Nyhaugen says while getting his board out of his camper van. His life really does revolve around surfing. To score as many waves as possible, he has enrolled in online classes, moved to Northern Norway, and chases any swell that hits the Lofoten Islands.
No matter the weather or the conditions, Joacim paddles out.
“I’ve never had a dull moment in the ocean,” he says. “But I’ve been frustrated. And I’ve been thinking why the hell do I even bother surfing up here?” To surf and hit almost every swell requires experience. Not only in the water, but even in the parking lot.