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Fall has been a busy time for the M/V Milo, hosting some of the best surfers and water sports athletes in the world!

The first part of the season had the Milo working as the platform for the multi-sport adventures of Naish Team Riders.  World Champions of their sports’ Kai Lenny, Kevin Langeree and Robby Naish scored lots of great kiting, surfing, flatwater SUP and even some mega glacier wave action.

The second half of September saw us heading to Kodiak to take surfers more in the ‘Master’ category on their dream trip exploring the southern end of Kodiak Island. In addition […]

By |October 5th, 2012|Alaskan Surf Trips|0 Comments

Surprise…the fall surf season has officially begun!

We are just back from 6 days on the Milo….a little quiet R&R for the Ocean Swell Ventures Family. Well, not too quiet! We managed to get a head high surf session in on all days but one (despite not planning for it) PLUS a big SUP activity and some boat projects. We were also reeling in the halibuts right and left.

Great waves, great scenery, great fishing, great eating, great SUPing. Epic. And it’s just the beginning. We are headed out tonight for another 3 days of surf along the coast between Homer and Seward.  Then we are looking forward […]

By |August 16th, 2012|Alaskan SUP Tours, Alaskan Surf Trips|1 Comment

Surf Homer to Seward

Aboard the M/V Milo
August 16-20th, 2012

We have spots for five lucky surfers to join us: We will depart from Homer on the evening of August 16th, surf our way through the Kenai Fiords and pull into the Seward harbor early on August 20th.

We have been loving this bit of coastline and have it pretty dialed in. Surf our favorite wave discoveries along this wild bit of coastline, depending on what the swell and weather have to offer. Even a beginner can have fun on this trip but we’ll be looking for the best waves we can find too. […]

By |August 9th, 2012|Alaskan SUP Tours, Alaskan Surf Trips|0 Comments

M/V Milo in ‘Brothers on the Run’

From one of the funnest crews that the Milo has ever hosted comes Eric & John Jackson’s ‘Surfing in Alaska’ episode. The Jackson Brother’s were joined by fellow pro snowboarder Travis Rice (of Art of Fligh fame) and big wave surfer Ian Walsh. The crew, including producer Clark Fyans, had a great time and scored some fun waves. We can’t wait to have them back!

By |June 12th, 2012|Alaskan Surf Trips, Media Production|2 Comments

Alaskan surf weekend trip

Last weekend we took our beloved m/v Milo out for a quick trip to the Gulf of Alaska. The swell forecast was looking pretty good. But mostly, after working at home for almost a week following three weeks of non-stop wave hunting were feeling pretty desperate for some waves and a bit of boat time.

We made the run out of Kachemak Bay and checked our favorite nearby haunts, the swell was looking strong with a bit more south than we usually find and winds were light. Leaving our night’s anchorage on the first morning we spotted an incredibly nice looking […]

By |May 20th, 2012|Alaskan Surf Trips|0 Comments

Three Alaskan Waves

The video clip is pulled from hours of footage shot from the Milo by Fred Dickerson and Matt McNeil during their 4 week epic filming the ‘Alaskan Sessions’. They are finishing up editing the video which will be at film festivals and available on dvd sometime in 2012. We’ll keep you posted.

By |November 16th, 2011|Alaskan Surf Trips, Media Production|0 Comments

Surf & SUP Exploring in Alaska

The m/v Milo arrived in Seward, Alaska yesterday evening after four non-stop days of surf and stand up paddle exploration in the Kenai Fiords National Park and Gulf of Alaska. The surf was better than we had expected and we are stoked after discovering three new spots on this trip so far.

The photos in this post are from yesterday morning’s session which was clean and fun. The swell was a bit better the day before, but we were late finding it and only got a few good rides before a sideshore wind blew it out. There is a big storm […]

By |September 4th, 2011|Alaskan SUP Tours, Alaskan Surf Trips|0 Comments

Sleuthing an Alaskan Slab

This was our second trip with the m/v Milo out to the Gulf of Alaska from Homer. Swell was forecasted to be something between seven and fifteen feet. The first day was windy, the swell was strong but it took us a few hours to discover a break that was sheltered from the wind coming in off the Gulf.

The first wave was a punchy head high left that did its best to lure us into the jagged rocks. Some of us fall for that pretty easy and spent our share of time floundering around in the rocks hoping we would […]

By |January 28th, 2011|Alaskan Surf Trips|0 Comments

The Hunt Begins

In winter of 2010 the M/V Milo headed out for the “Alaskan Sessions” – a month long wave hunt along the isolated Alaskan North Pacific coastline between Sitka and Homer. The “Alaskan Sessions” began with 2 weeks of vessel preparations in Sitka. This was squeezed in between nearby exploration “sea trials” and surf sessions. Thanks to the numerous people, marine trades, and other service providers used in Sitka for their help and professional demeanor. By Mid-November the M/V Milo’s crew was all aboard, once again we fueled up, grubbed up and north we went.

Highlights of the trip were darn near […]

By |January 3rd, 2011|Alaskan SUP Tours, Alaskan Surf Trips|0 Comments

Petticoat Cruise

Ocean Swell Ventures, LLC is pleased to announce that the M/V Milo was successfully relocated from it’s winter home of Port Townsend, Washington to Sitka, Alaska via the “Petticoat Cruise” in May 2010.

While in Port Townsend, the M/V Milo’s bottom was prepped, painted and re-zinced by BUMS! (Bottom’s Up Marine Services) On time and on budget. Prior to departure, we loaded and secured our new additions, the 14′ RIB skiff “Humbug”, the hot tub, fuel, water, groceries and then bid the lower 48 farewell.

The M/V Milo traveled the scenic inside passage from Puget Sound, Washington to Sitka Sound, Alaska.The “Petticoat […]

By |May 28th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments