Alaska surfing photo copyright Scott Dickerson. Magazine layout copyright \"The Surfer\'s Path\"

The surf has owned me since I was a youngster. Even after I started photographing professionally I never actually thought I would stay on the beach during one of those very rare and precious surf days in my Alaskan hometown. Sure, I loved making photos, but as I told my friends, when pressuring them for some company in the water, ‘the surf waits for nobody.’ It was about half way through last year that I had to break the news to my surfing obsession that yes, I had fallen for another. Now don’t take this wrong, it’s still all about the waves, I just found my hypothermic brain wandering at times, thinking about what an amazing photo I was in. Wondering if I captured an image of this moment, could it be traded for a warmer wetsuit?

The paragraph above introduces the “AlaskaFolio” – an eight page spread that was published in The Surfer’s Path issue 65 (March/April 2008). This marks the real debut of my Alaskan surfing photos, and I’m proud to have them released in such a respectable surfing magazine with a strong commitment to environmental sustainability.

I’m eagerly looking forward to more surfing adventures in the ‘Last Frontier’ and may the excruciating decision of whether to surf or photograph live on!

Alaska surfing photo copyright Scott Dickerson. Magazine layout copyright \"The Surfer\'s Path\"

Alaska surfing photo copyright Scott Dickerson. Magazine layout copyright \"The Surfer\'s Path\"

Alaska surfing photo copyright Scott Dickerson. Magazine layout copyright \"The Surfer\'s Path\"