The sheer thought of putting your foot into freezing cold water will curl most toes, let alone submerging yourself for many hours in an attempt to catch waves. Easkey Britton, Noah Lane, Matt Smith, Sandy Kerr and Fergal Smith are not like most people however. They’re five professional surfers and pioneers who have a serious passion for cold-water surfing, which they all do on the northwest coast of Ireland.
To capture the sport and to showcase the passion behind it, outdoor clothing brand Finisterre has put together a short documentary titled Common Ground–captured by Surf cinematographer Luke Pilbeam and presented officially on Huck–that delves into the stories of the aforementioned five–with each surfer bringing their own unique and very different perspective on the subject. Check out the short doc in the jump above, and head here to see more from Finisterre.