King of the North: Aqua


Pre-dawn on the north coast of Scotland in February where the air temp is -1.5C before you even consider wind chill... Frosty wetsuits, motivation lacking and a storm brewing but a half hour window of glorious light offered itself before a front came through. Just had to swim. We only managed an hour as with the wind chill it was ridiculously cold... Totally worth it. Surfers, in order of appearance, Mark Boyd, Ben Skinner & Markie Lascelles. Cover image Skippy Skilton. Music: Silent Partner