Winter on the coast of Cornwall, UK, is cold, bleak and hostile but to British surfer, Barnaby Cox, this is the time of year to thrive. Barnaby spends his winter days seeking out powerful swells, relishing this quiet time, off season, when most find themselves in hibernation.

Barnaby and his friend and filmmaker, Charlie Key, explore the Cornish coast around their hometown of Bude and beyond, looking for pockets of joy hidden between the dark clouds of winter.

Film by: Charlie Key

Animation: Bastian Bretecher