Sunrise SUP session on the spit

By |April 8th, 2011|

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.

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Land of the midnight SUP

By |March 9th, 2011|

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)

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Winter surf session video

By |February 22nd, 2011|

Kachemak Bay, Alaska was recently the recipient of some kind of a weather miracle. There was a wind swell coming across Cook Inlet that kept up for five days! That alone is quite a phenomena, but to take it another step into the realm of dreams – a steady offshore breeze was whistling along every day in Homer.

One sunset session […]

Slab GoPro video

By |February 8th, 2011|

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.

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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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Yesterday’s wave

By |January 26th, 2011|

We just got home this morning from a couple days of surfing in the Gulf of Alaska. Monday was a bit breezy and kept us exploring the coastline aboard the m/v Milo for a while before we found a nice punchy wave with an offshore breeze. Yesterday the wind was mellow and the swell was strong. The photo above is […]

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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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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