Sign up for surf trip invites

By |January 29th, 2011|

Surf Alaska, as the name suggests, is all about surfing in Alaska. We are regularly doing whatever we can to get out on the water. Often this involves organizing trips where we invite friends or strangers that we think would like to join us.

Together we can more easily overcome the logistical and financial challenges of accessing the waves of Alaska.  We are excited to finally be putting together a database that allows us to invite everyone who’s interested easily and quickly.

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Sleuthing an Alaskan Slab

By |January 28th, 2011|

Iceman on a freshly discovered Alaskan slab

This was our second trip with the m/v Milo out to the Gulf of Alaska from Homer. Swell was forecasted to be something between seven and fifteen feet. The first day was windy, the swell was strong but it took us a few hours to discover a break that was sheltered from the wind coming in off the Gulf. No photos of that spot, too much excitement to get on some waves for me and try out the 10ft boardworks SUP on some real waves.

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Yesterday’s wave

By |January 26th, 2011|

We just got home this morning from a couple days of surfing in the Gulf of Alaska. Monday was a bit breezy and kept us exploring the coastline aboard the m/v Milo for a while before we found a nice punchy wave with an offshore breeze. Yesterday the wind was mellow and the swell was strong. The photo above is […]

SUP surfing Turnagain Arm Boretide – Aerial view

By |January 12th, 2011|

A flat spell at your home break can quickly lead a surfer to reminiscing of rides had in bygone times.

How about that time we had it pretty good last fall?  You know, the sessions with 5 mile rides. The one where you could catch the wave right after breakfast and ride it till lunch. Foot cramps from doing so many turns on the standup board. . . .  That was pretty sweet.

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Surfing Petrof Glacier from the M/V Milo

By |January 5th, 2011|

I couldn’t count the number of times we have been floating in the lineup at Petrof Glacier daydreaming about having the M/V Milo anchored up right there with us. In our little dream she would be there rolling in the swell waiting for us to have our fun then return to her for a nice hot shower, dinner, maybe a soak in the hot tub before crawling in a bunk for the night just to get up early and do it all again.

Keep dreaming my friends, they do come true!

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Dreaming of a slushy Christmas

By |December 25th, 2010|

Merry Christmas to all.

The recent cold spell in Homer has coincided with a few great days of surf. The morning sessions have been cool. Heading to bed here on a cold Christmas eve dreaming of another slush session for tomorrow.

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An early white Christmas

By |December 21st, 2010|

It was a slushy day out there but I didn’t see anyone complaining. Just a bunch of smiling faces. I was fortunate enough to maximize this swell and surfed all the way through a sunrise, sunset, and a moonrise. Seven hours in the water today and some incredible rides including some sweet barrels. Looks like Santa visited Homer early, I hope he’s heading your way next. That is, if he’s not going to stick around here.

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Surfing Puget Bay, Alaska

By |December 18th, 2010|

Iceman surfing Puget Bay, Blying Sound, Alaska

We woke up hours before daylight. This isn’t hard during the Alaskan winter, especially when you are so excited you can’t sit still, there was a rumbling in the air when I walked out on deck in the middle of the night. The swell must have picked up.

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