A recent aerial shoot in Homer, Alaska left me with a great memory and a few nice photos. During my flight the sun set behind the Alaska Range then moments later the full moon rose from behind the Kenai Mountains. These are some familiar sights that I never tire of. Enjoy.
This post is inspired by fellow Alaskans we’ve met, both transplants and born & raised, that weren’t savvy on what we see as essentials for managing life in Alaska. So without further ado, here are a few of our favorite tips to make life in the last frontier a little easier. (more…)
Inspired by Instagram’s Throwback Thursday trend, here is one from the SDP archives. The other day I started flipping through a stack of old magazines from a friend and opened right up to this quintessential Homer surf scene. It made for a fun surprise! Here Mike McCune surfs Alaska for Outside Television in a photo licensed by Aurora Photos, one of our stock agents. From Outside Magazine, February 2012.
This winter has seen Scott on the snow almost more than in the water, thanks to a relatively slow surf season.
No worries, the mountains are a short drive away and there are plenty of friends in them.
We’ve had what seems like a lot of German attention lately, and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated it!
Early this winter we were visited by filmmaker Sabrina Hermsen and her crew from ZDF (the German equivalent of PBS, we understand). We had a lot of fun showing them around and managed to get some surf when by all standards there really wasn’t any.
This German TV episode features us and Surf Alaska. Our appearance begins at 5:47.
In this longer episode Mike McCune of Ocean Swell Ventures and the M/V Milo are featured as well, although the surf is noticeably missing. We’re only sorry they didn’t include the post session feast, standard fare on the Milo, that we shared with them. Check it out, starting at 6:49.
Oh yeah, we also wish we knew what they are saying about us! Did you hear anyone say ‘der spinnt’ (he’s nuts!)?
This fall we were also showing up in German print:
On a more traditional front, Scott’s ever popular aerial bore tide surf shot was featured as a double page spread in a German magazine, Fit for Fun.
And another one that we really wish we could read: a super-cool looking book about Stand-Up Paddling published several SDP photos, including one of Scott surfing (taken by yours truly!).
Yes, this means that Scott is surfing in a book that has Laird Hamilton on the cover.