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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Slushy Surf in Alaska

By |January 6th, 2010|

Surfing in Alaska we get to see a lot of unusual things. These waves in Anchor Point a few days ago were cool, really cool, almost frozen, like a salt slurpee. I was mesmerized, in a desperate effort to try and capture this sight, despite the flat light, I shot some video and photos:

We thought about trying to surf these, […]

Surfing a Cook Inlet blizzard

By |February 5th, 2009|

Mike had been watching the weather, maybe a little too closely. The waves in Homer were suffering from a 30mph onshore wind but the buoys and weather stations had him thinking that something might be going on up the road 40 miles at the mouth of the Ninilchik River or Deep Creek. It was such a gnarly winter blizzarding day […]

Surfing Alaska – December 31, 2008

By |January 12th, 2009|

2008 ended in style for a few Alaskan surfers who spent the last moments of daylight riding glassy waist to chest high waves in slushy salt water. It was a true classic Alaskan surf session with a gorgeous winter sunset over the snow covered mountains, ice covering the beaches and floating by in the lineup, and just a few friends […]

Surfing Session – December 27, 2008

By |January 4th, 2009|

Two days after christmas the real holiday fun got started. The little bit of available light left during this session wasn’t good for photos, but the surfing waves were beautiful and the boys were getting after it. We’ve turned the corner on winter finally and it’s not much yet, but we are gaining daylight each day. Tomorrow morning we are […]

Heavy freezing spray surf forecast

By |November 30th, 2008|

BARREN ISLANDS AND KAMISHAK BAY WATERS
400 PM AKST SAT NOV 29 2008

…STORM WARNING THROUGH SUNDAY…
…HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT…
.TONIGHT…W WIND 50 KT. SEAS 16 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN…NW WIND 50 KT. SEAS 16 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN NIGHT…NW WIND 40 KT DIMINISHING TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
14 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
We had some fun storm surf in […]

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Surfing with ice in Alaska

By |November 30th, 2008|

November 10th, 2008 there was nothing except wind in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Twenty miles up the road in Anchor Point there was wind, waves, and ice! Big chunks of ice were drifting out of the Anchor River into the lineup.

Anchor point is a surf destination that never fails to surprise. Usually we find ourselves battling a 2-5mph current running down […]

Alaska Ice Surf Wax

By |October 15th, 2008|

Click the photo for a closer look. I’ll call this the Alaska Ice Surf Wax – rainy fall special edition.

Application instructions: leave our board laying in the driveway on a rainy cold october evening, by morning you should have a nice coat of Ak Ice Wax ready for your 8am dawn patrol. 8am because that’s when it finally gets light […]