Surfing in Three Mile, Kodiak Island, Alaska USA

Wave Direction:
Right and left
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Kodiak Island is the second largest island in the United States and the largest in the Kodiak Archipelago. The island is situated on the south coast of Alaska and it is separated from the mainland by the Shelikof Strait.

On Kodiak Island, after driving for about an hour southwest out of the Kodiak city and after passing Pasagshak, you will meet a big public beach, the Three Mile beach.

Three Mile beach or as it is also known Surfers Beach, is a lovely beach with regional classic wave quality, appropriate for all levels of experience. The beach is trusted to give you good waves, as the wave frequency is very consistent of about 150 days/year.

It is best to surf right by one of the creeks that flow into the ocean. Another nice break is about 0.5 mi/0.8 km to the left of the parking lot. This break is called Cannon Balls. The atmosphere is good on a small or mid-size day. You should be very careful though, when there is a storm, as things just get out of control.

The best wave consistency is found during winter, spring and fall. The swell starts working at less than 1 m/3 ft and holds up to 3+ m/10+ ft. The bottom of the sea is sandy and disturbed by waves that reach a length of 50 m/164 ft on normal days and a length of up to 150 m/492 ft on good days. The best tide position is low and mid tide with rising tide being the best tide movement.

It is a kind of popular beach with few surfers on weekdays. If you love surfing and visit or live on Kodiak Island, Three Mile beach is a place worth visiting!