After launching flights between California and Iceland earlier this year, WOW air recently teamed up with pro surfer Anastasia Ashley to find out if it’s possible to surf in both Los Angeles and Iceland within 24 hours. The journey began in Malibu where Anastasia set out on a race against the clock to be the first person to surf in both California and Iceland within 24 hours.
Asked about the challenge, Anastasia replied “I’m an avid world traveler, so literally going around the world in one day on a surf adventure, was a challenge that was meant for me!”
WOW air’s camera crew followed Anastasia every step of the way to document the experience and share with the world.
The full video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNUdbI9rh1A
After landing in Iceland, Anastasia faced an adventurous drive through Southern Iceland with dramatic scenery. When arriving at the Icelandic surf spot at Vík í Myrdal, nothing could have prepared her for the extreme weathers conditions and breathtaking Icelandic scenery surrounding her. WOW air’s surfer guide and safety specialist, Bjarki Thorlaksson owner of Adventure Vikings, was there to guide on all safety aspects of the journey. Anastasia didn’t let the extreme contrast between sunny California and arctic Iceland stop her and faced the unforgiving nature head on.
The challenge was completed with 17 minutes to spare, in only 23 hours and 43 minutes. “Being able to surf in LA and Iceland within the 24 hours sounds like a dream day to me. I even got time to hit the Blue Lagoon after!” said Anastasia when looking back on this adventure.
WOW Air is using this cool video to promote it’s $99 fares between SFO and LAX and Iceland. Great fares, but just be sure you know about all or Wow Air’s extra fees before you buy! For example, Anastasia would have paid an extra $200 round trip to check that pink surfboard!
See wowair.com for details.
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