The North Sea is a source of food, a source of fuel – oil and gas, a playground for catching waves or simply a mass of water that needs to be navigated. Few are aware its these cold grey waters that cover a prehistoric landscape that once joined England to Europe. Yet between 18000 and 5500 BC, global warming raised sea levels to the extent that this area known as Doggerland was engulfed by water and the area that had been home to mankind disappeared. This entire land sank beneath the North Sea. Is it this former land that we North Sea surfers now surf.
We are the Doggerland groms, heavies, hippies and kooks.
Arthur's our Dutch connection. Living in Middelburg, Zeeland in the south of the Netherlands a windsurfer and skater from the age of 12, these days Arthur spends his time surfing and looking for those chocolate brown barrels that the North Sea throws at the Dutch coast.
Arthur's been a keen photographer for the last 5 years snapping some of Hollands finest surfers and he's always on it when the 'Nord Zee' is a pumpin'.
One half of the founding members of the project Jez has been photographing boardsports culture before boardsports had a culture. A talented photographer based in the North East of the England check his other work out here...