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Hands & Feet

Posted on March 09 2015

Hands & Feet is a short film by Thom Heald about surfers in the UK who are dedicated to the sport and way of life throughout the coldest months of the year. "Surfing through the winter in the UK is not what most people would consider ‘normal’.

It takes a certain masochistic streak to want to immerse yourself in freezing water, in the name of having a good time. The cold gnaws at your skin, bites your hands and feet, and saps your strength.

The creeping numbness tells you that your time is short... there are no all-day sessions in winter." Filmed in a few hours on Christmas eve 2014 with Woolacombe native Will Smith.

Hands & Feet from Thom Heald on Vimeo.

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