Homer just in time

By |December 14th, 2010|

What a welcoming party!

We just returned to Homer in time for a couple great days of surf. I’m still unpacking gear, but wanted to post this photo from the morning surf session today. There are some other great moments still to come from the last two days as well as plenty of stories and photos to share from the last […]

Thankful for surf in Yakutat, Alaska

By |November 26th, 2010|

Iceman and Mount Saint Elias.

Many waves to be thankful for in Yakutat, Alaska on Thanksgiving Day. The crew of the M/V Milo and a couple local Yakutat surfers scored countless waves under sunny skies and the incredible scenery of the Saint Elias Mountains.

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Northward to Adventure

By |November 18th, 2010|

All aboard!

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Surfing localism in Alaska

By |November 15th, 2010|

The real locals.

There are those in Alaska with a strong conviction that information about surfing here in the last frontier should not be shared.

From what I gather by reading the emails and comments SurfAlaska.net receives the source of this attitude stems from a fear that if surfing spots are publicized then they will become overcrowded and the fun will be over. Many Alaskan surfers have experienced this very thing themselves in their previous lives at other surf locations around the world and now they fear it will happen in Alaska too. The North is full of independent spirited people that came up here to ‘get away from it all’.
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Surfing Sealion Cove, Alaska

By |November 12th, 2010|

A little piece of paradise. Sealion Cove on the Northwest corner of Kruzof Island in Southeast Alaska brought our dreams to life one sunny November day.

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Surfing Sitka, Alaska

By |November 10th, 2010|

Sandy Beach surf break in Sitka, Alaska.

Reporting live from Southeast Alaska.

We are in the beginning chapters of an epic five week surf adventure. More details on this trip coming soon . . But to get things rolling here is a report from a couple days of surfing the local in-town break in Sitka, Alaska – Sandy Beach.

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SUP Alaska – New Design

By |October 28th, 2010|

SUP Alaska artwork by Frederick Dickerson

Hot off the press – Surf Alaska’s first Stand Up Paddlboarding design illustrates the scenic immersion we experience out paddling in the wilds of Alaska. Snow capped mountains, Glaciers, whales, salmon and seals.

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Matuse TUMO 6/5/4 first impressions

By |October 20th, 2010|

Archive photo from surfing at Bear Glacier, Alaska

A solid swell in the Gulf of Alaska was lined up right for some good potential at Bear Glacier in Resurrection Bay on Tuesday. A few Homer surfers joined Scott Liska for a surf day trip out of Seward.

It’s late fall here in coastal Alaska, the water is cooling right along with the air temps and we are starting to pull out our winter suits again. Last week a couple of the new winter suits from Matuse arrived here at Surf Alaska so I sent one along with Mike to get his feedback on it. The suit Mike tested is a TUMO hooded 6/5/4mm. When the TUMO suits arrived before opening the boxes I honestly thought that Matuse had made a mistake and sent the wrong suits, surely a 6/5/4 winter suit couldn’t be that light. So I guess they are not kidding, this is a light suit. A few of the other instantly notable features when pulling it out of the box are the super silky smooth touch throughout which is classic Matuse as well as just this hard to describe ‘swanky cool I want one’ look their suits have. Also the limestone based ‘geoprene’ is odorless and has no petrochemical smell which I appreciate.

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