Archive for September, 2010

Finally our fall surf is arriving

September 26, 2010

Well it’s been quite a dry spell as far as big waves go, September normally gives us a consistent long period southwest swell, but this year it has been flat as a pancake. Jason Collins and his brother come up to catch a few waves, instead had to settle for catching a few fish. But the patterns they are a change’n. Here’s a look at a nice swell forecast for next Thursday.

At the beginning of the month we had the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute came to Yakutat to produce a commercial promoting fish tacos, with the famous chef Mary Sue Milliken preparing some absolutely awesome fish dishes. After the shoot the crew went to Cannon beach and played in the waves with body boards and SUP’s they were all stoked even though the waves were only knee high. Later the producer Rocky and cameraman Chris decided to make history. Be the first ones to SUP at Harlequin Lake….so after a 20 min hike with a 10’10” Walden, they did indeed make history.

Pretty cool…no pun intended. Till next time keep surf’n.

Beautiful weather for Yakutat for the next week….but no waves.

September 13, 2010

Well it looks like summer is finally here….after 3 month of cold, clouds and rain, the sun is shining and the photo ops for the mountain scenery are here for the next 5 or 6 days. Unfortunately the only surf game is going to be Stand Up Paddle boards. It looks like we’ll start getting some surf around the 22nd with a 6 to 8 ft SW swell developing during that week. It’s been a fairly slow summer with the fall surf kinda weak. The abbreviated Vans crew came in with the majority of the team opting for the east coast hurricane swell. The swell was small but the fishing was great. I’ll try to get an update on the swell next week…until then keep surfing.