Aerial photo of Mike McCune surfing in Alaska.

I’m excited to be reporting on my first successful aerial photo shoot of surfing in Alaska. I’ve been dreaming about this for a while. Like surfing at night by the light of the moon, there were a lot of things that came together for this – not the least of which was learning to fly and photograph from a paramotor. Instead of a monologue on the process that brought these images to you, let’s just look at the pictures for now.

All the images for this post are from an April 3rd morning session on the Homer Spit. It’s always been hard to decide between photographing or surfing, on this particular morning the conditions were right for flying so I left my surfing gear at home and took off in the paramotor to see what surfing looks like from above. It was mesmerizing. Hope you agree.

Wide view of the surf scene on the Homer Spit.

Aerial photo from a paramotor of surfing in Alaska.

Aerial photo from a paramotor of surfing in Alaska.

Mike McCune

Richard Mattox 1

Aerial photo from a paramotor of surfing in Alaska.

Richard Mattox 2

Aerial photo from a paramotor of surfing in Alaska.

Richard Mattox 3

Aerial photo from a paramotor of surfing in Alaska.

Richard Mattox 4

Aerial photo from a paramotor of surfing in Alaska.

Maybe I'm not the only surfer fascinated by the designs in the water.

Aerial photo from a paramotor of surfing in Alaska.

Richard waiting at the edge of the break.

Aerial photo from a paramotor of surfing in Alaska.

Richard Mattox

Mike McCune walking back to the truck at low tide.

Mike McCune walking back to the truck at low tide.