• MIck Fanning on a boat based surf adventure in Alaska aboard the m/v Milo.

Surfing Alaska – Mick Fanning and Mason Ho

By |August 9th, 2016|

Mick Fanning on a boat based surf adventure in Alaska aboard the m/v Milo.

Once upon a Milo surf boat trip. It was late fall 2014 and McFish and I were eager to get out and surf some Gulf of Alaska goodness. We rounded up a couple willing compadres and headed out for what became a trip we’ll never forget. Good waves, big waves, hollow waves and a few that were all three. […]

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Alaskan winter surf trip on a commercial fishing boat

By |January 1st, 2016|

The dark stormy days of winter make for good times to reminisce on surf trips past. Here’s a fun one I stumbled across in the archive. It was a late winter trip with a good group of surf buddies aboard a commercial fishing boat owned and operated by one of our local crew.  […]

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Wayward Roll Top Board Bag – Gear Review

By |December 8th, 2015|

Most board bags available are not designed with our typical Alaskan surf trip in mind. There are two major issues we’ve encountered with many of our board bags.

If the bag has a plasticized fabric these often fracture in extreme cold temperatures. The material becomes brittle and breaks like a sheet of ice – strange and disappointing!

The second common issue is zippers seizing […]

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Doing the Dew

By |June 15th, 2015|

Thanks to Moniker Media and Mt Dew, we were able to do the Dew this spring on a surf trip into the Gulf of Alaska.

With Scott as captain of the M/V Milo, TALENT and production support he was in heaven to also be able to have his friends join him for the epic week.

Alaska really delivered with conditions and a […]

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The psychology of surfing in Alaska

By |April 16th, 2015|

Why do you surf in Alaska?!
In my search for some better way of answering this question I came across a San Francisco State University study that seemed applicable. Surfing in Alaska is not cheap, easy, or normal, but we love it and without a doubt, it makes us happy. Look at Mike in the photo above. He’s not just smiling because […]

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Searching for surf in Alaska

By |February 17th, 2015|

With so many mysterious miles of coastline in Alaska how and where do you even begin searching for good surf set-ups? Our favorite tool – a helicopter with an externally mounted cineflex camera. The best tool, definitely not the cheapest.  Fortunately in Scott’s work with ZatzWorks as a camera operator he spends endless hours flying around Alaska. When he’s not […]

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Exploring the Wild West

By |January 21st, 2015|

Fall of 2014 found us exploring the coastline off the westernmost portion of the Alaska Peninsula, scouting for waves. And finding them. We were pleased to be joined by Dan Malloy, Patagonia Surf Ambassador and Sean Carr of FCD Surfboards.

Scott Dickerson Photography captured a lot of great images for them, here are just a few:

We are heading back out west […]

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Aerial surf video from a Cineflex + RED EPIC

By |February 19th, 2014|

It’s been a strange and busy winter here in Alaska. We had a nice little summer vacation in January. It was so warm in Homer that I was doing yard projects on a lawn of green grass. The 7mm mittens seemed way overkill and everyone was coming to visit the beach.  Well, that’s over now. Resume normal programming of winter […]

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