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. […]
Fall of 2014 found us exploring the coastline off the westernmost portion of the Alaska Peninsula, scouting for waves. And finding them. We were pleased to be joined by Dan Malloy, Patagonia Surf Ambassador and Sean Carr of FCD Surfboards.
Scott Dickerson Photography captured a lot of great images for them, here are just a few:
We are heading back out west […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
The storms are back. A sure sign that winter is coming here in Alaska. If you are fortunate enough to be at the receiving end of one of those 26ft swell blobs moving across the gulf count yourself lucky. Here in Homer it’s blowing rain onshore with a knee high chop. A good day to put together a new post for SurfAlaska.net.
This summer Surf Alaska follower Steve Howze made a trip to Yakutat from his home in the greater Anchorage area in search of swell. He was kind enough to answer a bunch of questions for me and share what he learned about surfing Yakutat, Alaska on his trip.
The suspense was excruciating.
The swell forecast looked strong for three to four days over the weekend but the flying forecast was marginal. For the first three days the clouds were hanging thick around the Kenai Mountains preventing us from flying through them to our favorite fly-out surfing paradise in the wilds of Alaska. The morning of the last promising day of the swell also brought some hope for a flight.