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Old 01-10-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: SE Alaska
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Click on link to home page--you will see this on right


www.homertribune.com/2011/01/114731/ (http://www.homertribune.com/2011/01/114731/ - broken link)


I actually watched this in around 2003. The Kennicott (Alaska Marine Highway vessel) was doing some drills outside Yakutat and we hung out awhile. Was bright sunny and the color of the waves could have been much further south. Everyone wanted to buy Yakutat surf shop t-shirts--they had not been able to keep them in stock!
Nan

Last edited by sailorjo; 01-10-2011 at 11:32 AM.. Reason: fix link
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Deltana, AK
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Yeah, apparently Yakutat is a bit of a secret spot for hardcore surfers. Not sure how many actually make it out there though...


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Old 01-11-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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WAS A SECRET SPOT!...just kidding. Seriously though, I think AK is safe from "inundation from the surf nation" - too freakin' cold, remote, and inconsistent. I am hoping to come up some day and "cruise some combers with the Homers"...hear it's still rather soulful..VIVA ALASKA!...and damn that lefthander does look awful sweeet!
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Deltana, AK
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Yeah, I'm not too concerned with letting the Yakutat secret out. It's cold, expensive to get to, and has about 10 days per year as nice as the photo I posted.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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I surf daily...online.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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I surf daily...online.
hahahaha and the devil makes you do it too!!!
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: AK
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if i ever live near homer, i will definitely start surfing again.
for now i'll have to be content with summer/fall bodysurfing in the norton sound...
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:20 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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if i ever live near homer, i will definitely start surfing again.
for now i'll have to be content with summer/fall bodysurfing in the norton sound...
saw a lot of "board paddling" in Homer this summer but not surfing as you think of surfing....was interesting to watch as they paddled around on the surf boards!!!!
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:38 PM
 
Location: AK
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yeah, i'm sure that it takes the right storm in the right place to make that beach break the right way. it's not exactly exposed to a lot of open ocean like yakutat might be.
i'd go in fall or winter, but i'd need to invest in a good wetsuit. i also haven't really surfed in about 15 years...
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I used to see some windsurfers over by Turnagain Arms in Anchorage. Now, you have to have big cojones to tackle that incoming surf and avoid getting trapped by the sand. I don't know if windsurfers still do that. This was years ago in the early '80s.
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