I've been tons of places on the east coast and visited alot of fun breaks, but I really want to plan a long distance surf trip - wanna cash in on those sought-after waves you really have to hunt down.
I hear and read all kinds of stories about PR/CR etc, its a difficult choice to make for a guy who hasn't yet surfed outside the US. Stingy as it sounds, I wanna get the most waves for my money (not just a day or two swell, but a place with a reputation for good wave quality and consistency) Obviously no one is going to sell out their dream spots, I just want a solid area that I can rent some wheels and scope out the old fashioned way. Any ideas?
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Thread: Trip planning
Mar 17, 2014, 05:11 PM #1
Mar 17, 2014, 05:36 PM #2Senior Member
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see recent 'peru' thread and go for the bang for buck approach...
Mar 17, 2014, 06:03 PM #3
Can the mods block the words Costa and Puerto like the words **** and **** to stop this never ending cr /pr forum thread madness?
^Wtf?^ Anyway, I like the idea of driving around and looking at places in your local area that you don't really think about all that often that could potentially be sick when it all lines up. I had a moment like that in June 2013. There is this Ave. in RI that has a bunch of mansions on it and "weird things" and stickers all over the place. Anyway so we've been going the place for a while before that just because it was a nice spot to be at one with nature and stuff and just chill there. We went back when hurricane something or other sent waves to the EC in June and it was FIRING. Perfect left slab pretty much on the rocks. Looked like a 6 foot shipsterns left. You just gotta have the mentality for it. Can't wait till I get my license. Be doing this all the time. Think about it, you could be passing a spot going to your local crowded beachie, but you could be passing this "spot" that you wouldn't even imagine being a perfect break when its big.
Last edited by RIsurfer; Mar 17, 2014 at 09:08 PM.
^^Heres what it looks like^^
Mar 17, 2014, 10:19 PM #6Member
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omg thats amazing, but RIsurfer does have a point. However if your, not so well known spot is going off, we all know the crowded perfect right down the block is doing an even better interpretation. However if for the outside the US theme, Indo seems pretty insane if you're about that type. Puerto rico is close and great, hawaii is also something you want to go to before you die.
Mar 17, 2014, 10:30 PM #7
Mar 18, 2014, 01:03 AM #8Senior Member
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I will have my vacation time in 6 months,i can never find anyone to go to mexico with.u will get ur moneys worth
Mar 18, 2014, 03:54 AM #9
Grommet are you talking about a break that's actually quite well known there in Rhodey?
That's a nice rampy shoulder to the left but I bet a bunch of the Jerz and other barrell chasers would opt to take off behind the lip if they were going left so they can get kegged/pitted rather than slotted (thanks to LBCrew's definition!).
Tough to compare anything to Ship's and def not a head-high wave. It seems to behave like no other plus has the burp down the line to the right so you basically have to make two drops. That wave stokes the hell out of me to watch but the more times I see it the less safe it looks.
Mar 18, 2014, 04:02 AM #10Senior Member
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- Ocean City Nj
Go to the Galapagos Islands, Search Chile's Coast so many perfect uncrowded waves in that country. Screw costa rica go to Nicaragua at least. Puerto Rico has been having a terrible year for some reason, but when theres swell its insane.