BORE TIDES

A reoccurring daily tide is often overlooked by coastal citizens of the United States of America. However, Alaskan locals admire their daily tide as a marvelous event. The Bore Tide, the predictable daily tide in Alaska, occurs at this scale; only a few times a year as a result of the Super Moon. 2014 created a substantially increased size of the normal wave and made it a haven for local surfers. Tourists and Alaskan locals arrived to the wave to try and conquer this experience during this prime time in July.

Alaska's most famous Bore Tide, occurs in a spot on the outside of Anchorage in the lower arm of the Cook Inlet, Turnagain Arm, where wave heights can reach 6-10 feet tall, move at 10-15 mph and the water temperature stays around 40 degrees Fahrenheit.