Digging around in the archive here today I uncovered a fun little adventure from a few years back. I joined a group of surfing buddies on a winter surf trip aboard another friends commercial fishing boat here in Alaska. It was early April, plenty of darkness and snow still hanging around but we were all eager to get out and catch some waves.  I shot a few photos before and after our surf sessions but didn’t let the camera work get in the way of surfing this time around.

Winter surf trip aboard a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.

Winter surf trip aboard a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.

happy surfers in the galley of the f/v Kilkenny

 

Winter surf trip aboard a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.

Winter surf trip aboard a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.

On the wave search with Iceman and McFish.

 

Winter surf trip aboard a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.

Winter surf trip aboard a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.

Mid-winter surf stoke – Randy Keller and Ty Gates.

 

Winter surf trip aboard a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.

Winter surf trip aboard a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.

Winter surf trip aboard a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.

Winter surf trip aboard a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.

Winter surf trip aboard a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.

Winter surf trip aboard a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.

How do you launch a surf kayak from a fishing boat? Just like pitching a crab pot.

 

Winter surf trip aboard a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.

Winter surf trip aboard a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.