Stand up paddling the Kenai River

By |March 31st, 2011|

Stephanie Dickerson Stand up paddling the Kenai River

The Kenai River in Southcentral Alaska is famous for fishing. Thousands and thousands of people visit its turquoise waters to fish for record setting king salmon, monstrous rainbow trout and countless sockeye salmon. Judging by the strange looks we received, stand up paddling hasn’t really caught on here yet.

Fall is a particularly gorgeous time of year on the upper Kenai where the birch and cottonwood forests are glowing golden in contrast to the turquoise water.

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Three Alaskan waves for surfing

By |February 27th, 2011|

Just a quick post with three Alaskan waves that I’ve been daydreaming about.

Jake Beudoin surfing Alaska

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Sleuthing an Alaskan Slab

By |January 28th, 2011|

Iceman on a freshly discovered Alaskan slab

This was our second trip with the m/v Milo out to the Gulf of Alaska from Homer. Swell was forecasted to be something between seven and fifteen feet. The first day was windy, the swell was strong but it took us a few hours to discover a break that was sheltered from the wind coming in off the Gulf. No photos of that spot, too much excitement to get on some waves for me and try out the 10ft boardworks SUP on some real waves.

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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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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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Surfing Homer, Alaska Oct 13th

By |October 13th, 2010|

Finally the weather forecast came through and we got a decent WNW wind blowing across Cook Inlet from Homer. Tuesday brought some really nice surf that built to head high and a little better by the time it was too dark to surf. This morning we started well before sunrise and surfed on the Homer Spit until around 11am. The […]

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.

Stand up Paddle Surfing Alaska

By |July 5th, 2010|

Mike McCune first time stand up paddlesurfing Alaska!

The surf report between May and September in Homer, Alaska is typically pretty bleak. It’s actually sort of a wonder that we get waves here at all considering that Kachemak Bay is completely sheltered from any open ocean swell. In the Summer this is excruciatingly apparent.

The tide has changed here though, with the launch of the Surf Alaska stand up paddlesurfing division bringing a sudden influx of stand up paddleboards we’re not planning on leaving our wetsuits to dry for 3-4 months this summer. We have a new motto we repeat with great satisfaction as we look out at the shin high wind chop breaking on the Homer Spit – ‘we could surf that’.

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