Archive for June, 2010

The Last Weekend in June looks like fun surfing in Yakutat

June 21, 2010

Well after looking at the Navy model it looks like we’ll have a pretty decent break at graveyards this next weekend. A 5 to 6 ft west swell combined with a -1.6 low tide at 8am on Saturday should provide anyone here to surf some clean head highs at Graveyard and Babies. With the direction of the swell Boilers and snappers should be fun too. Its been kinda cloudy with an occasional sprinkle for about a week and half and it looks to remain that way for the rest of this week. Oh well it keeps the wicked westerly somewhat under control. Had a few surfers from out of town last…everybody had fun with a nice clean swell and no injuries to speak of. Water temp is in the low 50’s so a 5-4 wetsuit is working well but a 4-3 will do. Well thats about it for the surf report, I’ll get back on when I see something good coming. Keep surfn.

Some nice waves heading for Yakutat next week….

June 7, 2010

Well I’m free at last! I retired from the National Weather Service last Friday so now I can pay a little more attention to our surf business. It will no longer be a conflict of interest for me to do a little forecasting for surf for the gulf of Alaska. It looks like the 13th of June should produce some fairly nice SW swell for our little surf spot. The Wave Watch III model show around 8 to 10 feet of swell surging into the bay with a -2.5 tide should make Graveyard and Babies go off. Here a look at the model for that day.

Alaska swell forecast

Leonards Landing http://www.leonardslanding.com will be offering surfer specials through out the summer with various rates depending on your party size and time you want to come…..it may be worth looking into. Make sure you ask for the surfer special. The camp grounds at Cannon beach seem to be vacant most of the time so thats another option. Another thing is that the ferry is coming 4 times a month this year twice from the north and twice from the south so this may be the best way to come up or down if you have your own board and plenty of time. Be sure to stop by the shop….I’ll probably be standing behind the counter waiting to hear a good story. Til next time…keep surf’n.
Jack @ Icy Waves