During every visit to the Faroe Islands I just couldn’t help thinking how perfect that place was for a windsurf and exploration trip. Ok, we always found plenty of waves, but whether it was pumping or not, the wind would always be our most faithful partner on the trip.
Last year I told to the professional windsurfer Dany Bruch about this unknown and isolated archipelago located in the North Atlantic. Months later I had gathered a crew of 5 people and jumped in a plane with 200 kg. of luggage with destination Copenhague.
For different reasons that I’m not gonna mention here, from all my visits to the Faroes, this was truly the toughest. The islands offered plenty of wind, but the shore configuration wouldn’t let us find the right place where wind and wave direction would perfectly match. It really became a nightmare. It was either too big, or too small, or wind was not N enough or the surrounding cliffs were just too high blocking all the incoming wind.
According to what the local people said to us, last spring was the coldest they could remember. That turned the trip into a time bomb that would explode sooner than later. As days passed, temperature seemed to drop even more, we got snow (it was may) and I got really sick, stuck in bed for 2 days.
Two weeks later we got back home with a few hard drives full of images and tons of experiences to share. We went to the Faroe Islands seeking for extreme conditions, and once again they didn’t disappoint us.
Red Bulletin published recently a video of the trip (I did the direction of photography and edit), a blog post with a bunch of my images, as well as an article on the January issue of Red Bulletin magazine, with online and paper distribution in 5 languages and 2 million printed copies, which is my biggest publication so far.