Surfing Alaska's Unique Bore Tide - Atlas Obscura

Surfing Alaska's Unique Bore Tide

The Turnagain Arm, a long, narrow body of water near Anchorage, Alaska, is known for its bore tides. This rare phenomenon occurs when tides collide, creating long-traveling waves as tall as 10 feet, with speeds of up to 15 miles per hour. Meet the adventurous Alaskan surfers who know these tides the best, and love the unique waves they create.

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