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 […]

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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