Surfing & The Turnagain Bore Tide

The bore tide in Turnagain Arm is an amazing phenomenon that is seen few places in the world, a wall of water that rushes in on a clockwork schedule, vast and intimidating. So… why not surf it? On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll meet some of the hearty folks who ride that big wave, and talk about surfing the remote shores and big waves found all over Alaska’s coast.

Listen now:

HOST: Charles Wohlforth


  • Scott Dickerson, Alaska surfing pioneer and photographer, SurfAlaska.netOcean Swell Ventures
  • Steve Gill, NOAA tides and currents program
  • Leif Ramos, Anchorage paddleboarder, bore tide regular


BROADCAST: Thursday, September 25, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, September 25, 2014, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. AKDT

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