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.


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.