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From barren islands with sheer cliffs plunging into the sea, to vast glaciers grinding and calving off into frigid waters, to primordial old-growth temperate forests wreathed in mist, this northern landscape is never dull. It's also home to a kaleidoscope of wildlife including whales, bears, eagles and king-sized mosquitoes. There are problems to overcome in exploring these remote shores, not least the cold, rain, fog, and fiercely unpredictable weather. Escaping the full brunt of mutant Aleutian depressions, blasting swell and gale force winds into the Gulf, is the greatest challenge. Fortunately, the contorted coastline provides the shelter as bays, channels, estuaries, and fjord-like coves pock the islands and mainland, bending, refracting, and grooming unruly swells into more organized and manageable shapes. Understandably, most surfers will congregate at a handful of easy-access spots. Meanwhile, the intrepid searcher should be rewarded with quality waves in solitude.© 2014 ~Bob D Kemp~
We all know that low pressure systems mean surf and it will not be too much of a mental hop to have work out what comes next at Kirra.
'Freedom fighter finds liberty in epic Indonesian surf session' says the man himself, Charlie Chaplin.
An Australian clean-sweep in the RedBull Cape fear Challenge
Francisco Alves finds more than his fair share of waves in the Mentawai islands.
How do Kolohe Andino and Carissa Moore prepare for the highest-performance in surfing?