Russian surfers coat faces with grease to keep skin from freezing

Posted at 3:04 PM, Jan 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-02 15:04:31-05

These surfers are braving heavy snowfall and water temperatures lower than 35 degrees, and the water is warmer than the air.

The air temperature? A balmy 15 degrees.

This is Vladivostok, Russia. They coat their faces with grease to keep the exposed skin from freezing. Special wetsuits cover the rest.

The group of cold weather surfers boasts 15 members.