Per­fect Day

Surfer - - Contents - Photo by MARK MCINNIS

Pa­cific North­west

“I have been driv­ing up and down this stretch of coast­line for decades now and when you get mo­ments like this, you re­al­ize how fickle a wave can be,” says Josh Mul­coy, slot­ted here along the cold fringes of the Pa­cific North­west. “Even when the fore­cast looks good, I never be­lieve it un­til I am ac­tu­ally on the beach and it’s fir­ing. This was the best I have seen this spot and there was no one around, which was a bit shock­ing. It seems like it has be­come way more pop­u­lar for surfers to ad­ven­ture to cold places. I still re­mem­ber when I first started go­ing to Alaska and the ticket agent ask­ing me, ‘Why would you go to Alaska to go surf? Why not Hawaii or South­ern Cal­i­for­nia?’ You don’t get those ques­tions any­more; I think peo­ple are ac­cus­tomed to surfers go­ing just about any­where in the world now.”

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