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Cold [kohld] 

1. having a relatively low temperature; having little or no warmth

2. feeling an uncomfortable lack of warmth; chilled

3. having a temperature lower than the normal temperature of the human body

Being Canadian, surfing is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the UK. However, when you think about it, it makes sense. A country with all that coastline, a similar latitude to our own… there must be some waves? Over a four month stay from September to December 2012, I sought out the waves and the surfers who endure the cold to embrace the sea. Weekends spent on the sandy beaches of Cornwall, to the top of Scotland where a world class reef break hides. There is little glory: heading to the beach before sunrise, frost coating the sand, wearing the thickest wetsuits available, duck-diving under waves and getting a brain freeze as you try to paddle out. But in these places we find a unique group of people, scattered along the coastline, sharing the same love.

Thanks to the surfers who helped make this happen.



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Horizon [huh-rahy-zuhn]

1. the line or circle that forms the apparent boundary between earth and sky.
2. astronomy: the small circle of the celestial sphere whose plane is 

   tangent to the earth at the position of a given observer

3. the limit or range of perception, knowledge, or the like.
4. the scope of a person's interest, education, understanding, etc.
5. geology- a thin, distinctive stratum useful for stratigraphic correlation.

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