Elli Thor is an Icelandic photographer, surfer, and former kayaker. A decade ago Elli nearly drowned under a waterfall while kayaking a challenging Icelandic river. The near death experience became a catalyst for personal growth and his professional career. After walking away from kayaking, a newfound passion for surfing and the birth of his daughter Unnur gave him a new perspective worth living for.
Filmmakers Mike Bromley and Ryan Meichtry follow the Icelandic duo, photographer Elli Thor Magnusson and pro surfer Heidar Logi, into the deepest parts of Iceland’s frozen wave country, along with international pros Conor Maguire, Natxo Gonzalez, Russell Bierke, and Noah Wegrich. On surf trips like this, it’s as much about the epic waves you score as it is about the adventure getting there and the company along the way. Don’t miss one of the year’s best far-flung surf explorations.