December 31, 2021
The northwestern corner of Canada was our destination. Our largest state, Alaska, reaches out towards Russia with a handful of islands swimming distance to the Kamchatka Peninsula of eastern Russia. Some of those Islands have been explored for fishing, birding, military outposts and native people. Surfing, though, is relatively new in Alaskan waters, somewhat coinciding with the invention of good wetsuits. Funny how that works.
The first half of our week-long surf trip aboard Milo, a 58ft converted fishing vessel, we surfed waves that undoubtedly never been surfed before. Coming in February meant a decent amount of winter swell in the water, giving us ample opportunities to surf around every nook and cranny.
Nothing world class, but exceptionally cool getting to scope out surf spots from out at sea and name them whatever comes to mind. "Barabara" was a chunky right that breaks alongside a steep cliff. We named it after the tuft of high grass growing atop the cliffs that looked like the partially underground shelters built and named by the Aleut tribe who inhabited the Aleutian Islands.
Some spots were better than others. As we neared Seward, we scored some unbelievable waves. Cobblestone A-Frames that reminded us of the cold water cousin of Lowers. Left point breaks that'd give Malibu's mirror image a run for its money, etc.
All while aboard the most insane boat I'd ever been on. We slept below deck in the bunks just passed the engine room with a roaring noise that lulled us into deep sleep every night. Despite the bitter cold and the need to restock food and gas, it was one of those trips you never want to end. If I was captain, I might never have returned.
Thank you to Alaska Surf Guides for keeping us safe, stoked and scoring on this Alaskan Adventure.
December 21, 2022
Alex Patrick is an artist in every sense of the word. He is well versed in still photography and cinematography, has a true love for cinema, and will travel to the ends of the earth to find the perfect shot. But, the thing we appreciate most about him is that he’s not in a hurry. Unlike most new-age digital content creators, he believes in the process and could care less about any deadline or being a part of any new social media trend. His imagery has a subtle hint of romance that stems from his unwavering love for light in all forms. Alex has been a part of the Bing family for quite a few years, so we decided to sit down with him and see what he’s been up to…
December 16, 2022
With the impending doom of a long, cold California winter upon us a few of the Bing crew decided to head south for a few days. As soon as we crossed into Tijuana through the CBX we could immediately feel the beginnings of a very special few days ahead. As any surfer knows, the beauty of Mexico lies not only in the perfect waves and golden beaches, but also within the generosity and welcoming smiles of all who inhabit this amazing country.
November 16, 2022
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