There’s a lot to be said for doing things alone, and doing them happily. For surfer Pete Devries, a solo day out on the waves is just what he likes. No stranger to cold water, Vancouver Island provides a pretty perfect haven for Devries and his buddy Jeremy Koreski. While Devries may refer to himself as a “happy recluse,” he and Koreski make a solid pair when it comes to getting the perfect shot of the perfect wave. In their new short film with Arc’teryx, Devries talks about what it is that draws him to surfing these harsh conditions and backs it up with some pretty stunning visuals.