Previewing Chris Burkard's "Distant Shores"
Chris Burkard has a kink for unusual surf destinations, and in his new book, "Distant Shores," he reveals the fruits of 10 years on the road. From snowy points north of the Arctic Circle to the farthest reaches of the Southern Hemisphere, he's a well-traveled man. Here are a few nuggets from the highlight reel.
Hanging out the side of a helicopter, Burkard captured this lone peak in the New Zealand outback.
Nicaragua, where the wind is offshore, the water warm and the barrels wide open. It doesn't take long to get there from California, and it has plenty to offer for a photographer looking to shoot dreamy lineups.
Who's making calamari tonight? Keith Malloy's making calamari tonight.
One of his more renowned endeavors, a couple of years ago Burkard and a crew of surfers visited Kamchatka, Russia. They got some great waves, did a little fly-fishing and scored some amazing vistas.
When it comes to tents and camping vibes, Burkard goes all-in. Few places capture his artistic imagination quite like Kamchatka.
Dudes on a truck. The bromance of watching the sun set into the sea from atop an old Russian army rig. Some moments defy poetry.
Surfers haven't been exploring India for that long, which is odd given its miles of exposed coastline, but then again, Burkard's always been about exploring new frontiers.
This spot remains nameless with the destination unknown. Burkard knows to keep his mouth shut when he shoots a good thing.
Baja Sur, Mexico
Have Volvo, will travel. Deep in Baja, Mexico, a Volvo roars through the desert like a Sherman tank.