Alaskan Surf Adventure with Alex Gray
The Aleutian Islands are a chain of islands that extend west from southern Alaska; they’re known for their extreme weather and nasty seas– the Pacific to the south; the Bering to the north.
-Chris Brinlee Jr.
“I feel like we’re in a place where most people wouldn’t even want to go outside, let alone go outside and put a wet suit on and jump into the ocean.” – Alex Gray
Alex Gray and Anthony Walsh set off on the adventure of a lifetime to a place much different than what we are used to seeing in surf edits. They said goodbye to the warm water and tropical settings and decided to take off into a place where seal is apart of their diet and surfing is not apart of their lifestyle. The Aleutian Islands are a place seldom go, and those brave enough are ready to experience an entirely different culture that will provide you with a new perspective on life.
“Wave that starts off in a dry reef and ends in a dry reef, it’s my dream wave.”
An open ocean with a perfect wave. Just the type Alex Gray would travel to the end of the world for. The crazy part is that many of the island natives don’t even know how to swim, let alone surf. The Aleutian Island that Gray and Walsh visited was home to the longest-settled community in the entire world. That’s right, the entire world! These descendants come from a group that migrated there over 8,000 years ago, and they have been there ever since. In exchange for some hunting and lessons on learning the indigenous practices of the locals, Gray and Walsh taught some of the locals how to surf. An experience no one would forget.
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