As Sydney was belted with disgusting weekend weather and ordinary waves, I finally sat down and watched Surfer Magazine’s ‘The Cradle of Storms’. At the mercy of the elements, freezing water and heavy Alaskan weather systems, this is a surf adventure unlike most others. The first spot in the film is this giant snow capped volcano, dwarfing the right hand nugget below – 2 days later my mind’s still caught up, somewhere in Alaska.
Alex Gray, Josh Mulcoy, and Pete Devries went on a journey through the remote Aleutian Arc of Alaska, the birthplace of storm systems that send swell back to the rest of us in civilization. They braved heavy weather, flew on rickety prop planes, and ate seal meat en route to discovering one of the best cold-water slabs in the world. The film follows the cold-water crew as they traverse the island on quads, tracking pulses of swell to remote bays and never before surfed points. Set against the stunning volcanic backdrop of the Aleutian Islands, The Cradle of Storms is cold-water surf exploration at its finest.
Grab yourself a download of the full film on iTunes