Sometimes being a swedish surfer is very tough. You have to battle it out in freezing waters and almost always the winds are 20 knots or above. And even if the forecast look great you can and up looking at a break completely covered in slush. This is what happened to the guys running the swedish surf brand Nord. Watch this video and get an idea of the dificulties they endure.
When the water is full of ice there are other options though!