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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The Surf Alaska eBook

By |December 14th, 2011|

The Last Frontier – Alaska’s well earned title certainly rings true when it comes to surfing the far north.

Not surprisingly, Surf Alaska receives countless emails from surfers with frozen gills wondering if there is any hope for them here in AK.  It became very clear there was need for a publication that covered the basics.  Alaska – the guide to pioneering surf in ‘The Last Frontier’ is the answer to these questions. 


Raven SUP Shoot

By |June 3rd, 2011|

Pretty flat here in Kachemak Bay this time of year. Really flat in fact. Take this morning for example – you could see the reflection of the mountains in the water it was so calm.


Turnagain Arm Bore tide – reaping rewards

By |May 22nd, 2011|

Jeff Hoke stand up paddling the Turnagain Arm boretide. Still grab from the GoPro video (coming soon)

Persistence can pay off. After our last epic battle with a windy bore I wasn’t super confident it was worth trying again yesterday.


Turnagain Arm boretide – earning our stripes

By |May 18th, 2011|

Still frame from the video posted below.

The Turnagain Arm boretide is a mysterious event. We’ve spent a lot of time analyzing the tide charts, water depths, channel and sand bar shapes . . . But in the end you still just have to show up and hope for the best. Sometimes we score, sometimes we’re just get sore. Yesterday Mike and I made the road trip to try and slay the serpent in some new territory. We had seen an incredible wave breaking on the South side of the arm last fall and heard juicy rumors from the locals. Unfortunately the wind was howling a gusty 20-30mph out of the East. This could be considered an offshore breeze so we were hopeful that just maybe we’d still find something to ride.


Land of the midnight SUP

By |March 9th, 2011|

I guess it’s not a once in a life time opportunity . . . Though it feels that way.

This February night was the second time the stars aligned. Two years and two months prior I wrote:

“Once upon a time in a little cosmic hamlet by the sea all the magic ingredients came together. A swell was rolling into Kachemak Bay, the winds were calm, the tide was right, the sky was clear, and it was a full moon.” (Moon Tubes at 2:30am)


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.


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.