Solo is best. except it's nice to have someone to watch your crap. I went to an Army/Navy store and bought an ammo box. Had a friend weld a lock hasp assy. took a bike chain and combo lock. secure it where one can have any swinging room.
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Thread: Surf Trip Woes
Mar 22, 2013, 11:48 PM #11
Mar 23, 2013, 01:17 AM #12Banned
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Mar 23, 2013, 01:56 AM #13
As the saying goes ( at least with Chimaira ) I HATE EVERYONE !! Im sure in Costa Rica you will meet people. Im going with my girlfriend and my parents so thank your lucky stars. HAHAHAHAHAHA . PLAYA GRANDE MAY 15th
See you there.
Mar 23, 2013, 02:33 AM #14part of solo travel is putting yourself out there & meeting people...& meeting people is where you make a lot of the memories.
1.Don't be a social retard
2.Use etiquette in the water
3.Surf good...or a least the best you can...downplay your surfing...praise others
4.Ask questions and listen...loan some wax... buy a couple beers... take ding/body repair duct tape or solarez...dispense freely
5.However, some people are just d!cks... just be prepared...
6. Standard common sense and especially because your alone don't stand out for the wrong reasons (leave the watch and new kicks at home)
Last edited by Stranded in Smithfield; Mar 23, 2013 at 02:43 AM.
What yankee said, every word is true. I've done it 3 times, with my wife, with 3 other families, and with the guys. But I'm not going back for a long time because there are too many other places to go.
Do, or do not.
Mar 23, 2013, 09:52 AM #16
Mar 23, 2013, 12:35 PM #17Member
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Went to Panama a couple of years back and I gotta say the best part of the trip was the first half of it, when I was on my own. It is enlightening what you learn about yourself at these times.
Mar 23, 2013, 01:27 PM #18
plus you don't have to worry about what crap your stupid buddies might start.
Mar 23, 2013, 04:30 PM #19
I started going down to PR every year by myself for the same reason. People get all hyped about a trip and when it comes time to really start planning, they back out 1 by one. I usually try and round up a friend or 2 but I know ultimately I will probably be down there alone. A few of the years I have had a friend shoot down for the weekend and that works too. I spent 20 days down there Jan 2010 when the earthquake hit Haiti. I really did start to get a groundhogs day feeling after 2 weeks of , wake up, eat, surf, eat, surf, eat, surf then sleep but it was still a great trip. You really mull crap over in your brain when you have nobody to talk to. That may or may not be a good thing but for me it was refreshing.
Mar 23, 2013, 05:19 PM #20