A flock of crows, a set of waves, a mountain range, and the pink sky of a winter evening.

A flock of crows, a set of waves, a mountain range, and the pink sky of a winter evening.

Two days after christmas the real holiday fun got started. The little bit of available light left during this session wasn’t good for photos, but the surfing waves were beautiful and the boys were getting after it. We’ve turned the corner on winter finally and it’s not much yet, but we are gaining daylight each day. Tomorrow morning we are expecting waves in Homer so there’s plans for a dawn patrol, dark and early at 8:30am.  Forecasted temperatures? 10 below (fahrenheit) brrr.

I checked this spot earlier in the day. The surf was perfection, but with the rising tide it wasn't going to last long.

I checked this spot earlier in the day. The surf was perfection, but with the rising tide it wasn't going to last long.

Jake Beaudoin pointing it as one reels across the bar.

Jake Beaudoin pointing it as one reels across the bar.

Click the photo to enlarge, and look close, you'll see a surfer (Jake Bell I think) lined up on this section.

Click the photo to enlarge, and look close, you'll see a surfer (Jake Bell I think) lined up on this section.

Jake Bell winter surfing Alaska

Jake Bell winter surfing Alaska

Jake Beaudoin lining up for a potential barrel.  I think it was a wet one.

Jake Beaudoin lining up for a chance at a barrel. I think it was a wet one.

Jake Bell trying to get in there.

Jake Bell trying to get in there.

Jake Beaudoin stoked on the new board he found on the beach, little heavy though he said.

Jake Beaudoin stoked on the new board he found on the beach, little heavy though he said.

Jake Bell, a true Alaskan surfer, posing on the beach with a 300lb square tail fish.

Jake Bell, a true Alaskan surfer, posing on the beach with a 300lb square tail fish.

Surf wave with Augustine Volcano in the distance.

Surf wave with Augustine Volcano in the distance.