But depending on where you are, if you catch the right kind of break in the right kind of natural setting, you can ride a wave for miles and miles.
That’s what three surfers near the Cook Inlet in Girdwood, Alaska, experienced late last fall, as conditions were so ripe that they were able to catch a wave on the Turnagain Arm and ride the sucker for a good 45 minutes as the ripples carried them through some of the most scenic surfing environment in the United States.
But in Alaska, boretide surfing at its most tranquil can bring about a sense of nirvana that few boarders ever get a chance to experience. The hardest part, of course, is making sure you can keep up with nature.
Original Article: http://www.wired.com/playbook/2011/01/alaska-long-surfing/