Who has Surf Travel plans coming up?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Artz, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. JBorbone

    JBorbone Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2017
    Belmar, NJ
    I've done Bocas twice, each time was 30 days. 1st time we stayed on Bastimentos, 2nd time we stayed on Colon.

    Words of wisdom: DON'T SURF IN THE RAIN. They burn 100% of the trash on the island including plastic. Rain brings it right back down into the ocean. We learned the hard way and each caught a VERY bad case of septic shock with over 104 degree fevers and constant vomiting. Once we healed up and realized what the cause was, it never happened again.

    If you traditionally like surfing larger boards on more mellow waves, Paunch is the only consistent wave you'll enjoy. Old mans and "the point" are fun on a log, but they almost never ever break. Carenero and Dumpers are both VERY fast and hollow lefts, comparable to padang padang when it gets good. Bluffs is a heaving beach break that makes winter in Jersey seem like a joke. Silverbacks is comparable to the Box or Shipsterns. Wizards is an awful beach break.

    If you're charging and catching more waves than the locals, they're BRUTAL. I got my leash pulled a few times when I first got there and even got my board punched. Another visitor got a machete to his arm because he was hitting on a local girl at the bar who apparently had a boyfriend.

    If you're passive in the lineup and mind your business out of the water, then you're be TOTALLY fine with the locals.
  2. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2015
    a quiet cabin in the woods
    Road trip second week of Jan from up here on Oregon coast down to SoCal, be the first time back there in 38 years. During 70's Baja days used to stop and stay with friends in Encinitas and Sunset Cliffs coming and going. Just gonna drift down, look around, hopefully surf some, drift back up the coast, see old amigos along the way.
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  3. davey

    davey Active Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Noosa here I come!!!
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  4. ClassicRider

    ClassicRider Active Member

    Sep 22, 2014
  5. Artz

    Artz Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2018
    I like that, Just Baja. More then 1000 miles of possibilities. There was a time that I would be down there about every other weekend. Camping on Bluffs over looking the Surf. Now must of those places we camped are Condos or Hotels.
  6. HerbB

    HerbB Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2018
    Thanks for all the tips and cautions on Bocas Del Toros.

    Are there boat too only options that aren’t as crowded?

    A couple of the guys are taking young teens, so we’ll be extra cautious, and we’re always respectful when in someone else’s backyard playing in their sandbox.
  7. icecreamheadache

    icecreamheadache Active Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    It’s a bit chilly and there are fucking cops everywhere and it’s a left but hell, double overhead and no one out...

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  8. dingdong

    dingdong Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2013
    USA California
    quick strike to baja this friday!
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  9. Artz

    Artz Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2018
    Wonder how San Miguel is holding this swell? You can bet there is a few Boats out at Todos Santos.
  10. Human

    Human Active Member

    Nov 20, 2016
    Anyone on Big Island? Didn’t plan on surfing this trip, but I’m in Kona and I see ripples coming through...

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