What's Your Next Surf Trip Going to Be?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by DawnPatrol321, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Going to be heading to Vegas for a day or two then driving to California. October. Not sure the plan yet. But I'll start either north or south. Then head down or up the coast. Definitely want to spend a day or two in big sur. The rest of where i stay will depend on waves and what wifey and the other couple with us want to do.

    Never been to California. Pretty pumped. Should be a good time
  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    You should hit Santa Cruz or somewhere along that coastline. I’ve been once and it was one of my favorite trips. Wish I could have stayed longer.
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  3. Sandbar18

    Sandbar18 Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2009
    Heading to CA for a week in early August (work/play) and a extra long Labor Day in CR (all play)
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  4. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    That was actually another spot i wanted to check out. Plan would be to stick to the coast and spend a day or two then continue on.
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  5. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Big part of the reason for going would be to get pics. I'd surf a session or two but the rest of the time would be about shooting. Would really like to get my two sons down there to break up the summer flatness.
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  6. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Cool. Looking forward to it.
  7. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Just booked Cabo today. This one is mostly about Romancing (wink wink).

    Never been but super stoked to explore a bit. I started to do a rogue trip with friends 15 years ago and backed out...always regreted it. Hopeful for a good trip!!!
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  8. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Right on dude, where you staying? Are you bringing a board, or just a stiff dick?

    If you have a rental car, take the 2 hour drive to Playa Balandra near La Paz. Very romantic. If not, Playa Chileno is another romantic beach near San Jose del Cabo.

    There's other places to surf besides Zippers and Old Man's. This is the time of the year for consistent waves there.

    Have fun
  9. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Yea man pretty stoked. Staying in a club level resort near Puerto Los Cabos. Gonna live it up a bit!

    Not bringing board...gonna rent (so far looking at renting from Costa Azul but still figuring that out).

    Gonna drive around Peninsula up to Todos (will be as far as I explore).

    I think I want to see my chick reel in a game fish so we may do an excursion offshore.

    Funny you mentioned Old Man’s...i was looking at alternatives to Zippers and checked that out. I imagine when it’s pumping there plenty of breaks. There is a rock point near resort that looks like it has potential...I have a lot to learn about that stretch before I go!

    Still planning but that is part of the fun!!!
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  10. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017

    Todos is a beautiful little town, it's halfway to La Paz (which is on the gulf of California side). Never surfed there. More of an artsy tourist town.

    About halfway to Todos is Los Cerritos, a cool little surf town with bars, restaurants, and a right semi-point with scattered beach peaks.

    If the waves at Costa Azul are crowded and agro, look for the Restaurante Sunset do Mona Lisa just west of Puerto Cabo. At the bottom is Monuments, a secluded left reef on a little crescent of sand away from the Cabo mobs. Surf it on higher tides, reef is kinda shallow. They just built a 5-star resort on the bluff in the last couple years, but I don't believe much has changed.

    Try not to use your ATM card in town, thieves abound. Use the one at your hotel instead.

    Bring back pictures (if this site hasn't gone 100% tits-up by then.)

    Tits-up = chi-chi's arriba in Spanish. Ok, not really but it sounds funny.
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  11. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Thanks man. Good stuff!
  12. STASI

    STASI Active Member

    May 22, 2006
    Ireland looks cool.
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  13. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    I was in San Jose Del Cabo this time two years ago. It was a big and meaty 6-10ft the whole time. I surfed the Estuary, Zippers and Old Mans. I liked Old Mans best. It was kinda crowded, but super fun and peeling rights. Easy paddle out, etc. If you are looking for barrels, the Estuary can provide that. I couldn't figure that break out though... If you decide to check it out there's a really cool, short nature trail to the left side of the Holiday Inn. It dumps you out right on the beach and the Estuary is a short walk to the left. Never got to Monuments, but wished I would have as I am goofy.

    I rented from Costa Azul. They were pretty professional. Enough of a selection to find what you need. I think it was about $25 a day.

    Good luck and keep your whits about you. It's Mexico. I felt generally safe there, but did see a guy with a buck fifty scar out about in the town. Nothing you might not find in your Urban neighborhood, but still. Be safe!
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  14. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Wourde! I am figuring solid swell pumping in there. Glad to hear about costa azul b/c it seems convenient. Thanks for well wishes...
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  15. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    There's a half dozen waves of equal quality to Costa Azul further east up the cape, much less crowded but it's a drive on longish dirt roads off the main highway.

    The Estuary (La Bocana) can be fun, but it's mostly thumping shorepound best suited for bodyboarders. Can get polluted pretty bad after a heavy rain.

    All of Cabo pulls in south swells. If there's a pulse of south, Cabo will get it. But if primary swells are out of the west, you'll want to check the breaks towards the coast. Monuments will break if there's no south sliding into the cape. Cerritos is usually backup plan #1.
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  16. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Oh and then there's this place:

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  17. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Oahu again (second time this year and third time since August of last year) in probably late July/early August. Gonna do 2 weeks there, maybe even 15-16 days. Nothing officially booked yet, but I've got a bit of a business trip to Europe in late August and I have to work for about 10 days in July, like I do every year.

    But I'm definitely going again in July or early August. And I'm pretty excited, like usual when I'm going there. Hopefully the forecast pages on this site will be fixed by then!:p
  18. NICAfiend

    NICAfiend Well-Known Member

    May 12, 2012
    Just got done purchasing our airfare to Chile in October. This was suppose to be our trip last year but we ended up moving, and well, that royally screwed everything up. I plan on getting a lot of water time in but we're also spending a good bit of time in the Atacama. Surfing wise I plan on hitting spots between Iquique and Antofagasta. This will be my first time in South America so I'm excited. If you've been to Chile before I'd love to hear your thoughts, tips and/or advice.
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  19. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Dude, bucket list dream. Super jelly here.

    Give us deets when you get back, and more examples of your photography skillz would be appreciated.

    buen viaje y mucho cuidado
  20. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Would like to see Mason Ho surf that spot...
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