- Interview: Christian McLeod
The North Slope
The North Slope, Alaska: an expanse of tundra and marshes that slopes down to the Beaufort Sea, known more for barrels of oil than barrels of waves. But maybe not for long. The photo above shows minor wind swell energy acting on what appears to be a sandy point break setup.
On larger storms these waves would be larger, too. Perhaps surfable. But winter storms wouldn’t likely have much of an effect on waves size. Ice floes clutter the coast and dampen fetch. It seems fair to say its a summer/fall wave—even if the water temperature doesn’t feel like it.