Denali is landlocked. I meant to say Denali Parkway - I believe that is the highway I took from Anchorage to Yakutat. It connects mainland to the southern regions/beaches. Ideally, Juneau is the closest "city" to Yakutat, but UAA is the best university in AK. There are a few Alaskans on this forum, hopefully, they will chime in. I was only there for a week and a half.
i'm trying to get an idea of which part of alaska you can actually surf in and it looks like yakutat is a bit away from denali? google maps says denali's land locked lol. about how far of a drive would the closest school be to good surf? anchorage looks like its the closest to the coast but can you even find waves there? and the light situation is no problem for me because my sleep schedule is already screwed up as is.