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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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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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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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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