Chris Burkard’s adventures in the arctic took him and a handful of surfers to Russia’s remote Kamchatka Peninsula — and they found what they were looking for.  Minding the resident grizzly bears and suiting up for the 42-degree water, surfers Keith Malloy, Dane Gudauskas, Trevor Gordon, Cyrus Sutton and Foster Huntington — with the indispensable help of two local guides — discovered untouched surf, salmon runs and some of the most scenic camping spots any wanderer could wish for.

Photo: Chris Burkard

Chris Burkard’s adventures in the arctic took him and a handful of surfers to Russia’s remote Kamchatka Peninsula — and they found what they were looking for.  Minding the resident grizzly bears and suiting up for the 42-degree water, surfers Keith Malloy, Dane Gudauskas, Trevor Gordon, Cyrus Sutton and Foster Huntington — with the indispensable help of two local guides — discovered untouched surf, salmon runs and some of the most scenic camping spots any wanderer could wish for.

Photo: Chris Burkard