November 10th, 2008 there was nothing except wind in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Twenty miles up the road in Anchor Point there was wind, waves, and ice! Big chunks of ice were drifting out of the Anchor River into the lineup.
Anchor point is a surf destination that never fails to surprise. Usually we find ourselves battling a 2-5mph current running down the beach. This day the current wasn’t particularly bad so Jake Bell mixed it up with a little ice surfing. Later Jake Beaudoin walked up the Anchor River a little ways, jumped on a big piece of ice and rode it out towards the break.
I am yet to edit through all the photos from this day but I wanted to post a few that caught my eye on first glance.
The ice wasn’t the only strange thing going on around the mouth of the Anchor River. The river current and odd shaped bottom were making for some crazy wave peaks. And topping it all off, there was a rainbow out over Cook Inlet for a few minutes.
It wasn’t all just a freak show though. There was some nice surfing going on, and topping it all off, a rainbow formed out over Cook Inlet for a few minutes just before I put the camera away and joined in the adventure.