Our Nordic team rider is Australian transplant Joel Stevenson, who moved to his wife’s home country back in 2009. A committed, lifelong, and very accomplished surfer, Joel connected with another Aussie ex-pat and together they discovered a heavy slab wave that they called “The Icebox”, which Joel has pioneered. Joel has embraced the challenges of searching for and surfing waves in the high latitudes of Scandinavia and tests our winter wetsuits to the limits. We’re always grateful for the feedback that he provides after sub-zero surf sessions! The Ocean provides an escape for Joel, and he loves nothing more than chasing waves with a good barrel in spots that are not for the inexperienced or faint hearted and surfing himself to complete exhaustion whenever he gets the chance.