Discussion in 'Surf Travel' started by notaseal, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Notaseal

    Notaseal Active Member

    Apr 18, 2015
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  2. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    might do it, scoring a board may be hard so might wanna bring one

  3. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2015
    That would be an interesting surf trip, wonder if there is any kind of local scene out there.... don't know what Castro's policy's were on surfing, probably scared if you owned a board you might paddle to florida on it
  4. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
  5. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    I read an interesting article about Cuba in Surfermag or something... stand by I'll try to find it
  6. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
  7. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Yeah , you guys are just looking for something to chat about huh?
  8. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013

    I didn't learn of his passing until this morning. I am surprised I didn't hear the gunfire and the rattling of pots and pans emanating up from Hialeah and Calle Ocho last night.
  9. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    thats fked up.
  10. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    sick article, definitely potential but gonna be roughing it to do it, or posting up in a government sponsered resort
  11. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    dude, the way you travel, just brush up on your Espanol and you could jump your way from hostel to hostel.

    OTOH, Cuba is not exactly the dank 3rd World Banana Republic as portrayed by American media. In many ways it is, but the thing we tend to overlook is that many people from all over the world (particularly Canada) have continued to visit Cuba as a destination resort after the American embargo to this day.

    Heck, it's even possible that traveling surfers from around the globe have kept many secrets. Hell, look at the place. Gotta be the biggest swell magnet in the Gulf and Atlantic.
  12. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    No. North side of Cuba is shielded by Bahamas. That means sh1t for waves.
    South side is Mar Caribe....more sh1t for waves.
  13. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    yup,they don't have much of a swell window,puerto rico is better.

    cuba looks cool from a distance,but not a place id like to go.i remember a while back they had a show on discovery channel "Cuban chrome" or some was a car show.they aren't allowed to import stuff from America so that's why they have all those old cars and they'll put a fukin lawnmower engine in them complete nigrigs lol.fukd up how they living,finding an oil filter is like finding bigfoot and when they do get the part,they sell it like it was a kilo of meth,very expensive
  14. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    all this new tourism Obama wants for cuba doesn't help the actual people living big corps like hardrock,etc will be opening resorts and make billions and not giving a dime to the if anybody does go,shop local lol
  15. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    There are no shops. It is a communist state. No need to work. Just collect your $2 a month......and be grateful....or else!!
  16. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    As recently as two months ago there were makeshift boats washing up on Hatteras Island from people trying to flee that ****hole of a country. Hopefully with their monster dictator dead the lives of these people will improve.
  17. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    Well, except for the jobs that tourism brings.
  18. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Oh, you mean like the exact same way it was before Castro lol?

    "Cuban chrome" = duct tape
  19. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012

    We'll see. I read in today's paper that 65% of the budget is going to the military, so there is a huge investment in keeping things the way they are to some extent.
  20. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Who knows? Maybe relations will normalize to a point where we'll return Gitmo back to them, much like we did with our large strategic naval bases in Japan and the Philippines. Maybe that was Obama's end game to begin with.

    I just don't see their lives improving much at all. They really aren't any better off than they were under the Batista regime, other than their freedom to access things that the rest of the world has. On the plus side, they have full free health care and education. Although I don't see a Cuban college education being competitive with the rest of the world, I get a feeling that it will be highly prized in certain parts of Florida...even over Ivy League schools.

    I just don't see American involvement changing their historically Banana Republic. We will probably just exploit them again like we did before.
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