Surfing Alaska – December 28th, 2008

By |January 8th, 2009|

The swell that started the day after Christmas turned out to be one of those gifts that just keep giving, and just gets better with age! Of the 209 photos I kept from this day, below are 15 that I could not resist. The surfers reading (or are you all surfers?) can appreciate the empty wave shots: “ooohhh,  put me […]

Surfing Session – December 27, 2008

By |January 4th, 2009|

Two days after christmas the real holiday fun got started. The little bit of available light left during this session wasn’t good for photos, but the surfing waves were beautiful and the boys were getting after it. We’ve turned the corner on winter finally and it’s not much yet, but we are gaining daylight each day. Tomorrow morning we are […]

Surfing Session – December 26, 2008

By |January 1st, 2009|

As predicted, we had a pretty strong surf swell in Homer, Alaska on the day after Christmas. It was actually a bit oversized for our normal breaks so we surfed a kind of funky beach break. Turned out to be some great drops, and a few nice walls to ride between heavy poundings.  It was a big day for me, […]

Surfing Session – December 23 – 24, 2008

By |December 25th, 2008|

What I remember most about the 23rd surf session was the sound of wind blown water hitting the 6mm neoprence hood. It was loud. I would probably remember more if I could have opened my eyes, but that was like looking into your shower head with 35 degree saltwater on the massage setting.  Ok, maybe not that bad, but it […]

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Surfing session – Big Sunday 11/30/08

By |December 1st, 2008|

It was big. It was messy. It was blowing on shore and breaking a half mile offshore. It was fun. The well known and easily accessed beaches here in Homer, Alaska don’t handle a big stormy swell like today’s very well. The set waves were breaking way offshore and the current and foam piles were vicious inside. We were pretty […]

Heavy freezing spray surf forecast

By |November 30th, 2008|

BARREN ISLANDS AND KAMISHAK BAY WATERS
400 PM AKST SAT NOV 29 2008

…STORM WARNING THROUGH SUNDAY…
…HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT…
.TONIGHT…W WIND 50 KT. SEAS 16 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN…NW WIND 50 KT. SEAS 16 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN NIGHT…NW WIND 40 KT DIMINISHING TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
14 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
We had some fun storm surf in […]

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Surfing with ice in Alaska

By |November 30th, 2008|

November 10th, 2008 there was nothing except wind in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Twenty miles up the road in Anchor Point there was wind, waves, and ice! Big chunks of ice were drifting out of the Anchor River into the lineup.

Anchor point is a surf destination that never fails to surprise. Usually we find ourselves battling a 2-5mph current running down […]