Brian NevinsCameraCanon EOS ELAN 7Lens35 mmAbout the shotThis shot was taken on a last-minute decision trip to surf the Great Lakes — Joe Curren and Bron hopped onboard for the trip. We’d landed in -8? F weather with a foot of snow still accumulating, then waited all day for the ice shelf to break apart on the lake so the waves could come in. Finally, they did, and we surfed the best Great Lakes anyone’s ever seen. This shot was taken after four hours of surfing Lake Superior; the freshwater was freezing so quickly in the frigid air temps, we had to break off the ice forming on the back of the wetsuit as it froze.BiographyI’m based out of Hampton, New Hampshire, and I’ve been freelancing for the major surf magazines, including Surfer, Surfing Magazine, The Surfer’s Journal, and The Surfer’s Path, for about six years. I specialize in everything, really. Portraits and pulled-back overviews are what I’m most published with. There’s not much to say except how thankful I’ve been for all the people who have taught and influenced me over the years, the athletes who have stood by my side, and the magazines that have believed in my work. It’s been an honor to see and experience so much through the work I’ve been fortunate enough to create.