Once upon a Milo surf boat trip. It was late fall 2014 and McFish and I were eager to get out and surf some Gulf of Alaska goodness. We rounded up a couple willing compadres and headed out for what became a trip we’ll never forget. Good waves, big waves, hollow waves and a few that were all three. […]
The dark stormy days of winter make for good times to reminisce on surf trips past. Here’s a fun one I stumbled across in the archive. It was a late winter trip with a good group of surf buddies aboard a commercial fishing boat owned and operated by one of our local crew. […]
With so many mysterious miles of coastline in Alaska how and where do you even begin searching for good surf set-ups? Our favorite tool – a helicopter with an externally mounted cineflex camera. The best tool, definitely not the cheapest. Fortunately in Scott’s work with ZatzWorks as a camera operator he spends endless hours flying around Alaska. When he’s not […]
It’s been a strange and busy winter here in Alaska. We had a nice little summer vacation in January. It was so warm in Homer that I was doing yard projects on a lawn of green grass. The 7mm mittens seemed way overkill and everyone was coming to visit the beach. Well, that’s over now. Resume normal programming of winter […]
It’s been an incredible winter of surfing here in Alaska. The storms just keep coming and somehow we keep being in the right spot at the right time. I’ve been busy gathering the stories and action for our upcoming Surf Alaska video series. I was hoping to have the first episode together by the new year, but with so much […]
Dreams do come true. Sometimes more than once.
There’s plenty of times in any Alaskan surfer’s life where you catch yourself daydreaming about floating over this mountain range to check the surf, landing on that tiny beach and paddling out for a session, skipping the 12 hour boat ride around the Kenai Peninsula. Turns out there is this little machine known […]
It’s been a pretty slow winter for surfing close to home here in Homer, Alaska. The gulf has been lit up with nearly endless storms it seems, but as usual, access to the waves has been limited. Darkness, storms, freezing spray, strong winds and a tendency for hibernation all playing their part. I’m sure the surfers in Yakutat, Kodiak and Sitka have been getting their share this winter. […]
We are excited to be able to share a video and a few photos from fellow Alaskan surfer Freddie Munoz. As I’m sure you’ll agree, Freddie’s video provides a nice, intimate view of the surf culture in a place that even waves have trouble reaching!