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Sitka Surfing

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Glaciers have created much of Alaska's southern coastline of large bays, inlets, and prominent fjords, while the high altitude mountains of the Alaska Range skirt this part of the coastline, often plunging directly into the Pacific Ocean. Located about 95mi (150km) from Juneau on the seaward edge of Alaska's southeast panhandle, Sitka is one of Alaska's oldest and most historic towns, having been home to Native Alaskans, Russian fur traders, and a U.S. military garrison before becoming the capital of Alaska in the mid 19th century. According to Charlie Skultka, the first surfboard landed in Sitka in the ?80s, carried by a warm offshoot of the North Pacific Current and may have travelled all the way from Japan. Surfer Mag sent a team in 1993 and the Dave Parmenter's cover story heralded Sitka as ?The Land Duke Forgot?. However, the largest surfing community in Alaska (about 30 surfers) is now located in the remote town of Yakutat (pop. 800), on the Gulf of Alaska midway between Anchorage and Juneau, regularly surfing good beachbreaks and a quality left on big swells.
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+ Variety of quality spots
+ Empty, wilderness line-ups
+ Reasonable water temps
+ Mt Edgecumbe backdrop
+ Great salmon & halibut fishing
- Cold, inconsistent surf
- Loads of rain
- Changeable winds
- Remote, difficult access
- Expensive
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Guide icon Forecast icon Sitka (The Wall) Grey Star 4.5ft 8secs 267° 6mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Low Island Grey Star 4.5ft 8secs 266° 6mph Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 8
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S - SW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Shoals Point Grey Star 4.5ft 8secs 266° 6mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef 8
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S - W Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Shoals Reef/Wall Grey Star 4.5ft 8secs 266° 6mph Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 15
3
S - W Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Port Mary Grey Star 4.5ft 8secs 266° 7mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SW - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Kai's Place Grey Star 4.5ft 8secs 266° 7mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 8
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SW - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Neva Bay Grey Star 4.5ft 8secs 266° 7mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 8
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SW - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Red Tree Reef Grey Star 4.5ft 8secs 266° 7mph Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 8
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SW - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Good Rats Grey Star 4.5ft 8secs 266° 7mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 8
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SW - W Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Sealion Cove Grey Star 4.5ft 8secs 266° 7mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Sandy Beach - Sitka, Alaska Grey Star 4.5ft 8secs 267° 6mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Rock Ledge and Sand 5
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S - SW South Easterly Mid to High Tide