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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by cepriano View Post
    I never experienced any cartels in mehico,but I never been to Baja.i always figured only by the border is a warzone.I know Baja is a smuggling route so I would steer clear of that area.u go down to Puerto,u see more white people than mexicans
    The Cartels were always mellow. They had law. They had rules. It was all about money. The real cartels weren't kidnapping people or bringing ANY attention to their business. That is how people used to disappear. Don't mess with the money and it's all good. Now that there are so many different cartels cells down there, there isn't as much order and the money is lopsided. So you have this cut rate, two bit cartels who are eating off the scraps that the bigger ones don't have time for. And these are the rodents that are out nickel and diming tourists and stuff. Back in the day, the big hand would have cut them down, but now, there is no one sitting in the throne. Nobody has to answer to anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fl.surfdog View Post
    He does say however, that the waves are a little finicky...but at the same time, everywhere is like that, but when it goes off, close to a world class wave.
    i think what your friend is alluding to with respect to peru - and i think i know cause i've been
    13 times, is that the offshore wind is a little hard to find. there are ways but still, its a bit hard to
    find 'viento encontra.'

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    peru or baja? i think baja would be cheaper on the plane ticket side, what about nica land of the offshores? ive herd its considerably cheaper. i would head straight to belmar but im not that skilled yet to handle those bombs.
    i think if we all had the money it would be straight to indo.

  4. #24
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    Yea, he goes down to the central region, but when its on he drives to Chicama. Baddy have you been to Chicama when its going off, he says its insane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    I just searched the entire month of July on orbitz, any time, any departure. I didn't click all the way through to the checkout phase. But It said $189 each way with 2 layovers each way. Seemed real. I have never been duped booking on orbitz. Didn't look at the layovers. Doesn't matter though. I didn't even look at LAX. He could probably get in for a lot cheaper flying into LA. Either way, a flight from the SE to southern CA is half the going rate of anywhere else I would rather go. I am going to PR next and I am excited about it, but its on the companies watch, so I am not even really looking at the costs. I will have to take which ever flight they give me and stay wherever they let me stay. Ohh well. I would fly out to SoCal with the Blaster and show him around mexico, but I might never come back... So that wouldn't be good.
    I'd have to say 'good luck' with those fares; I don't believe they actually exist. I used to be signed up with AA & UA for their alerts when fares from DCA & IAD to specified locations would hit certain levels. Yah, well, I'd get the alerts, and go online & search & search for friggin hours until I wised up: those fares don't exist. There's plenty of people who did the same & posted scathing feedback for the airlines. But, they still do it. It's totally bait & switch. And the airlines wonder why their clients hate their guts...

    IMHO, you can't get from the east coast to SAN for anything less than $500 in coach & a crapload more for biz / first. Esp from a secondary market like where you're located. No offense intended - - the airlines are boning everyone. Now that they're profitable again, after we taxpayers bailed their asses out after 9-11, they're totally sticking it to us all. And the pols are quietly going right along with it.

    I've been to SAN x3 in the past 6 months. Fares are steep. SAN is a limited market; nothing like the access that LAX has, for example.

    Fortunately for me, I receive around 1.2 million miles & points per year. Haven't paid for a plane ticket since, well, maybe the late 1990's. Sure does make surf trekkin' a whole lot less painful on the pocketbook.

    BTW, I think you should take Blasters to SoCal. A full report will be required for all of us upon your return.

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    Don't think it is legal to take a rent a car to Mexico, I could be wrong but I would check that out before flying out there
    Jim

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    For real, Get a $99 southwest flight from Charleston or JAX to San Diego.
    I wasn't able to find $99 from Baltimore to San Diego, but I just bought tix from BWI to SD for September flying out the 8th and coming back the 15th for $169 each way, and both are non-stop. $350 aint bad and that's pretty much what I've been paying to fly R/T to the west coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fl.surfdog View Post
    Yea, he goes down to the central region, but when its on he drives to Chicama. Baddy have you been to Chicama when its going off, he says its insane?
    yes - it IS what those marvelous overview photos say it is. staying in pta hermosa - which ALWAYS has
    surf - then burning it up the hi-way to chicama is the way to do it. in chicama its ALWAYS OFFSHORE..i'll
    say it again its ALWAYS OFFSHORE. the third section (la tercera section) is circular and YES your legs
    get tired so nowadays find 'pulpo' and hire him to do jet ski assists...