Iceman surfing Kachemak Bay, Alaska during a cold winter sunrise.

Iceman surfing Kachemak Bay, Alaska during a cold winter sunrise.

It’s been a while – But that’s the way it always feels when we start surfing again after a summer of the doldrums at my hometown break – Homer, Alaska. After spending a couple cold hours standing on the beach photographing my buddies surfing over the last week I think my SurfAlaska.net stoke has started again.

To break the ice for the season, here is a shot from 10 days ago out on the spit in Homer. There were some inside crushing tubes that I’ll post later, but this offshore boomer with iceman holds the dream and essence of surfing Alaska to me.  Just one stoked surfer out there alone with the mountains and a swell on an unnamed break. Love it while you can, thirty minutes later that sand bar was almost out of the water with the ebbing tide. That’s fine though, iceman was probable ready for a soak in the hot tub, watching the swell, hoping it would stick around for another session before dark.

Stay tuned and keep your fire burning, it’s blowing NorthWest at Augustine Volcano and the tide is flooding the bars.