This fall has been not only sunny and gorgeous but has also offered its share of good surf in the Gulf of Alaska. While I can’t say we surfed it all, we did do our best. This particular morning in the gulf I had several good days of 4+ hr sessions behind me, the stars were out, and the tide was right for a sunrise session so I jumped in the water with the camera. Mike McCune, Matt Lukin, and Jeremy Cerutti were enjoying some nice waves as the sun peeked over the mountains. (more…)
Surf Alaska has been busy growing our sales and rental offerings this summer and we are excited to announce we have stand up paddleboards available for rent in both Homer and Anchorage.
Last weekend we took our beloved m/v Milo out for a quick trip to the Gulf of Alaska. The swell forecast was looking pretty good. But mostly, after working at home for almost a week following three weeks of non-stop wave hunting were feeling pretty desperate for some waves and a bit of boat time. (more…)
The m/v Milo arrived in Seward, Alaska yesterday evening after four non-stop days of surf and stand up paddle exploration in the Kenai Fiords National Park and Gulf of Alaska. The surf was better than we had expected and we are stoked after discovering three new spots on this trip so far.
As promised in a recent post, below is a video from our SUP session on the May 21st Turnagain Arm boretide. You can read about the session in this post – Turnagain Arm Boretide – reaping rewards.
The sun, earth and moon have been getting back inline for another series of boretides coming up this week. Rumor has it the bore has already become rideable and we are still four days from the big tides. Sounding good.
Click on the 360P and select 1080p and watch it in fullscreen. Sorry if the headcam makes you sick . . .
Pretty flat here in Kachemak Bay this time of year. Really flat in fact. Take this morning for example – you could see the reflection of the mountains in the water it was so calm.
If you’ve been following along here you know that we have been taking the m/v Milo out from Homer to discover new breaks on the outer coast of the Kenai Peninsula. We just returned from our fourth trip out there yesterday. This morning I put together a few clips I shot using the GoPro video camera mounted on my SUP paddle. This footage is from our third adventure out to the Gulf and our second time riding this slab wave we’ve named Pop Ups.
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.