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Chris Nelson on surfing in the North East for Wavelength Magazine Continues: To carry on reading head to Wavelength Magazine  First published in Wavelength Magazine.    

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Hokkaido’s Soul

Backwash Surf Anthology travelled to Japan for Issue 2 and Chris Nelson was commissioned to pen a piece on the surf community of Hokkaido. Extract: “The sun has dropped below the hills. Shadows stretch from dark factory buildings: over the tarmac, across the dunes and…

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Daily Telegraph: 25 Amazing Places to Surf

Demi Taylor was commissioned by Telegraph Travel for their surfing special to write a cover feature on the best 25 places to surf this summer, highlighting the best places in and around Europe for beginners, families, experts, couples and improvers with a kit guide to…

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Ice Breakers: Daily Telegraph

Chris Nelson was commissioned by the Telegraph Magazine to write a feature about those surfers who shun warmer climes to ride waves in freezing waters from Alaska to Northern Scotland.  The full feature ran to 6 pages, check out the extract below.      

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The Guardian: Icy Shores

Chris Nelson for the Guardian on the extreme surfers travelling to icy shores to find the perfect wave and the films that tell their stories. Extract below.                

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Viking Peaks

Words: Chris Nelson A taste of sulphur rides on the heavy mist that drifts across the dark barren landscape while the bleached peaks of far-off summits fade from view. The foreground is fractured and broken, the surface a crumbled canvas riven with deep channels and…

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The Plastic Project

Images // Tim Nunn Longtime Approaching Lines friend and contributor Tim Nunn has spent a life travelling and shooting surf, in the early years film, then as editor of Wavelength Surfing magazine and most recently roaming the colder ends of the planet with fellow feral…

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StRaNGe Beautiful Autumn

Words: Alan Stokes Image: Ben Jones StRaNGe Beautiful LIFE – Episode 13: Drifting Sands. It was a good summer by British standards, but that’s not asking for much in Old Blighty. Most of our summers are plagued with rain, cold winds and more rain; you…

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Island of Shells

Words: Alan Stokes Cowry Shell Island Beyond the mouth of the Gulf the Sea of Larwi begins. Beware the way is barred by sea monsters upon whose backs grass and seashells grow. Mariners have taken them for islands and to grief. They blow water into the…

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Onwards

Words and images: Calum Creasey ‘It took me exactly 12 minutes to fit the new alternator. I know because I set my watch down on the tarmac, partly to keep time but also to shield it from the layer of oil that clung to the…

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