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. […]
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.
As reported in my previous post, we had a pretty tough surf search around Kodiak Island early this winter with the m/v Milo. The storms were on par with the scenery, relentless and rugged. In our first few days around the island we did get to score a couple sessions when the wind momentarily settled from the near constant gales. The photos here are from a session at a spot that a couple locals suggested we check out. Gotta say, the locals were a lot friendlier than the waves we found! check out some of these angry looking faces.
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 […]
Nice little sunrise session on the Homer Spit this morning. Not too much to get excited about, but some fun rides on the stand up paddleboards. I had the GoPro camera with me out there to catch the insane action.
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.
I guess it’s not a once in a life time opportunity . . . Though it feels that way.
This February night was the second time the stars aligned. Two years and two months prior I wrote:
“Once upon a time in a little cosmic hamlet by the sea all the magic ingredients came together. A swell was rolling into Kachemak Bay, the winds were calm, the tide was right, the sky was clear, and it was a full moon.” (Moon Tubes at 2:30am)