My Alaska

Scott Dick­er­son

Where Alaska - - Content -

The 31-year- old en­tre­pre­neur from Homer talks about how he learned to surf the Alaska waves.

Dick­er­son, 31, has lived in Homer nearly all his life and first started try­ing to surf Alaska waves some­time be­fore he was old enough for a driver’s li­cense but “old enough for my mom to leave me at the beach alone.” While rid­ing Alaska swells and tides, he be­came a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher around 2001, started Surf Alaska in 2005 and has a cap­tain’s li­cense to help run the for­mer purse seine ves­sel Milo with Mike McCune, owner of Ocean Swell Ven­tures. His photo of brother Fred surf­ing at Yaku­tat has be­come the new Ice Bay IPA la­bel for Alaskan Brew­ing Co. and he was also a world fi­nal­ist for the Red Bull sports pho­tog­ra­phy con­test last fall for his aerial shot of friends surf­ing the Tur­na­gain Arm bore tide in Cook Inlet — a photo he took from a mo­tor­ized para­chute high above the waves. See his shots at scottdick­er­son.com.

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