THROUGH CLOUDS AND WATER: A FILM ABOUT COLDWATER SURF CULTURE ON BRITAIN’S INDUSTRIAL NORTH COAST

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In this revealing short film, Tom Elliott and Simon Reichel, the duo known as A Common Future — explore the characters and culture of cold water surfing in Britain’s industrial north. Hardy locals brave freezing water and toxic waste to ride breakers along the smokestack dotted coastline they call home. “For the past few decades the factories have pumped vile stuff into that river mouth. In the words of the locals, if you go on the wrong day, the water fizzes,” says Elliot.   A spot called The Gare at the mouth of the river Tees churns out world-class walls in deep winter when you come out with icicles hanging off your face.

Through Clouds and Water from A Common Future

 

SPRING 2015 #COLDSTOKED WINNERS (and Honorable Mentions)

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Congratulations to the six winners of our Spring #Coldstoked Instagram contest!!! The winners were @youngbex @allietheleon@foundlyfe @posiedonsbeard @ryderpete and @hun_jah! Each of you will receive a brand new Coldsmoke jacket for inspiring us with your photography. Thanks to everyone who posted pictures of their awesome adventures, and don’t forget to submit more this Fall for another chance to win.

See the winning photos and honorable mentions below…

 

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@cabinlife_alaska

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@youngbex

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@youngbex (WINNER)

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@vikingr.11

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@tonnydjk

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@_john_yo

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@_john_yo

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@danielwongikim

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@danielwongikim

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@dustinlalik

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@ericbeckstead

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@ryderpete (WINNER)

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@scottnvh

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@sheilaismagic

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@staciangeliques

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@thebusandus

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@tomasohsnaps

 

@foundlyfe

@foundlyfe (WINNER)

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@alliethelion (WINNER)

@hun_jah

@hun_jah (WINNER)