Surfing Alaska’s Famous Bore Tide

“I will keep coming back and surfing the bore tide as long as she will have me. She is powerful and amazing.”

The Turnagain Arm, a long, narrow body of water with one of the largest tidal differentials in the world near Anchorage, Alaska, is known for its bore tides. This rare phenomenon occurs when the tides collide, creating waves that travel not only for miles, but can also reach heights of 10 feet with speeds of 15 miles per hour. Meet the adventurous Alaskan surfers who know these tides the best and love these unique waves like no other.

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