Surfing Homer, Alaska Oct 13th

By |October 13th, 2010|

Finally the weather forecast came through and we got a decent WNW wind blowing across Cook Inlet from Homer. Tuesday brought some really nice surf that built to head high and a little better by the time it was too dark to surf. This morning we started well before sunrise and surfed on the Homer Spit until around 11am. The […]

Surfing Yakutat, Alaska

By |October 2nd, 2010|

Iceman surfing Point Carew in Yakutat, Alaska.

The storms are back. A sure sign that winter is coming here in Alaska. If you are fortunate enough to be at the receiving end of one of those 26ft swell blobs moving across the gulf count yourself lucky. Here in Homer it’s blowing rain onshore with a knee high chop. A good day to put together a new post for SurfAlaska.net.

This summer Surf Alaska follower Steve Howze made a trip to Yakutat from his home in the greater Anchorage area in search of swell. He was kind enough to answer a bunch of questions for me and share what he learned about surfing Yakutat, Alaska on his trip.

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Surfing the Turnagain Arm bore tide

By |September 17th, 2010|

Stand up paddle surfing the Turnagain Arm bore tide in Alaska.

Still trying to catch up here in the offices of Surf Alaska after a week of bore tide fever. Not trying too hard though . . We are heading to the Kenai River this weekend with inflatable stand up paddleboards for an attempt at paddling / floating the entire length of the river. Should be gorgeous with the fall colors and the turquoise waters.

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Bore tide surfing fever

By |September 12th, 2010|

Finally we are back home from an intense and thrilling week of stand up paddle surfing the Turnagain Arm bore tides.

Hundreds of photos and video clips to edit from the week while reliving the memories of 40 minute / 4 mile rides! The photo above is an aerial view captured from my paramotor on Saturday morning showing Eric Newberry, Dave […]

Surfing the Turnagain Arm bore tide

By |September 7th, 2010|

Just a quick iphone photo/video post here as we are getting ready for an even bigger bore tide ride today.

Yesterday five lucky stand up paddleboarders caught the Turnagain Arm bore tide. Thanks to local SUP pioneer Jeff Hoke for guiding us to an incredible one mile ride on the knee to chest high wave. Conditions were perfect with a light […]

Hello September

By |September 1st, 2010|

We were almost too tired from closing off August with a few straight days of surf to think about another session tonight, but who could resist a scene like this!? Gorgeous sunset surf session on the Homer Spit to welcome September.

This is the essence of surfing in Alaska for me –  incredible scenery and sharing waves with friends. Cheers.

Goodbye August, thanks for the waves.

By |September 1st, 2010|

Hans Bishop surfing Homer, Alaska

Typically for us Homer, Alaska surfers we can plan on putting our boards away for a summer hibernation from about May till September. Call it El Nino or what you like, but things were a little different this summer. Two things were really different. We now have stand up paddleboards and are stoked to get out surfing even ankle slappers that hit he beaches in the summer doldrums. But, ankle slapper sup surfing aside, Homer was actually blessed with some pretty decent waves this summer too.

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Alaska fly-out surf adventure video

By |August 7th, 2010|

There’s a knee high wind swell hitting the Homer Spit today. I’m inside working on the computer to that all too familiar tune of water dripping down the rain gutter just outside my window.  I can’t complain though, yesterday evening I paddled my stand up board for about 4 hours and easily caught my subsistence limit of red salmon as the sun set over the calm and rain free waters of Tutka Bay.

Today I’m excited to share a short video documenting a stellar trip to Petrof Glacier earlier this year. It’s high definition so please go fullscreen and let it load for a couple minutes to fully enjoy the 5 minutes of reverie.

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