Friday Flick: Surf Alaska

“‘Easy’ isn’t something we’re in search of,” says “Surf Alaska” director Scott Dickerson, and that much is obvious. Accessible only by air or by fishing boat, the 34,000 miles of unsurfed waters, mountains, glacier-etched fiords, crazy weather patterns and 30-foot tides – this is never an easy or safe place to go pioneering for surf.

The beauty, wildness and solitude of an unspoiled coastline has seldom been better captured:

Surf Alaska, the video series, tells the tale of a few hardy souls in the north exploring their endless backyard in search of surf.

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“Playing chess with mother nature, we use all available resources from boats to helicopters in our search,” says Dickerson. “A land of extremes, Alaska is the home of the midnight sun and the midday darkness. It’s the difficulty of accessing the coastline, enduring the storms and surviving the cold that make surfing in Alaska so rewarding. We always venture out in search of waves to surf, but whether we score or not there is always a story of adventure to tell….There’s nothing I’d rather do than be out in nature, searching for that euphoric moment.” And these are sentiments we’re fully on board with.