Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966

Subsistence surfing


September 21, 2017

Joe Parnell floats the Chilkat River near 8 Mile last week on his his surfboard while towing a subsistence net. He used empty milk jugs as buoys. Parnell said he has experience surfing in Hawaii and subsistence fishing in Haines, but that he's never combined those skills. He didn't catch any fish, but had fun anyway. "You've got to want it," Parnell said. Kyle Clayton photo.

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