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The swell that started the day after Christmas turned out to be one of those gifts that just keep giving, and just gets better with age! Of the 209 photos I kept from this day, below are 15 that I could not resist. The surfers reading (or are you all surfers?) can appreciate the empty wave shots: “ooohhh,  put me there!”

Enjoy.

Alaskan surfer, Ty Gates walking out of winter scene.

Alaskan surfer, Ty Gates, walking out of a winter scene.

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Jake Beaudoin surfing Alaska.

Jake Beaudoin surfing Alaska.

Richard surfing Alaska

Richard surfing Alaska

Alaska surfer Jake Beaudoin runs in place on a snow beach to warm up his frozen feet mid session.

Alaskan surfer Jake Bell runs in place on a snow covered beach to warm up his frozen feet mid session.

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A perfect pair.

A perfect pair

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Jake Beaudoin sufing Alaska.

Jake Beaudoin sufing Alaska.

Alaska surfer Jake Bowler walks back up the beach past blocks of ice.

Alaskan surfer, Jake Bowler, walks pas blocks of ice littering the beach.

Jake Beaudoin surfing Alaska.

Jake Beaudoin surfing Alaska.

Kyle Kornellis surfing an Alaskan sunset session.

Kyle Kornelis surfing an Alaskan sunset session.

Chunks of ice lay on the beach as the sen sets over the snow covered mountains. Kyle Kornelis patiently waits for one more wave.

Chunks of ice lay on the beach as the sun sets over the snow covered mountains. Kyle Kornelis patiently waits for one more wave. No, make that two, ok three

Tim Bowler settled in and cruising after sunset.

Tim Bowler settled in and cruising after sunset.