What's Your Next Surf Trip Going to Be?

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

  1. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    SWEET! I surfed the areas between Porto and Lisbon. Would love to go back and do Lisbon and south. I would love to retire somewhere in Europe... Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal...
     
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  2. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    is that PR earthquake scaring anybody from their upcoming trip? i didn't even know they get 'em; never occurred to me that could i guess. Not sure if that's been something to deal with in the past
     
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  3. ukelelesurf

    ukelelesurf Well-Known Member

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    Apr 25, 2007
    My uncle just passed away after two years of a terrible cancer fight. My aunt/his wife took his two daughters there this week for a vacation after that ordeal....and now they are dealing with the earthquake situation.
     
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  4. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

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    Feb 12, 2013
    Im going next week. They have had them but not as bad. Last year Isablea area had one.
     
  5. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

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    Feb 12, 2013
    That sucks. Heard the south coast is a mess.
     
  6. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    My trip is still 4-weeks out so I'm not real worried about my trip getting messed up by it. I'm sure whatever is going on underneath the earth's surface will settle into place by then.
     
  7. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Interesting change of events. Ended up going to Costa Rica instead of Mexico which turned out to be a really great trip. Flew into San Jose December 27th and let me add that I fly standby because I have a friend in the airlines who lets me fly with them for free. Took the bus from the San Jose Airport over to Jaco. Pretty short bus ride only 2 hours and if you've never been to Jaco it's not the greatest town in Costa Rica to visit but the waves were chest to head high both days I was there. Stayed in what was supposed to be in Airbnb but look like a dungeon with no AC and a semi functional bathroom. Since it was right on the beach I guess I really couldn't complain and in some ways it added to the adventure. After 2 fun days of surfing and exploring the prostitution and Drug riddle town we ubered up to Playa Hermosa. The Airbnb we had there was about 1 mile from the beach so walking was not an issue. The Airbnb was super! Young attractive lady and she baked cakes for a living and who doesn't like to wake up to the smell of cakes? Surf Playa Hermosa for a couple of days but you really had to wait for high tide and out in front of this little restaurant called backyard is a great beach break. If you walk to the other end of the town There's a soccer field can you turn down that street and there's another awesome break there where we met some really great people. We really enjoyed Playa Hermosa from there we made one day trip to quepos and that was a very interesting trip to discover hidden little surfable beaches but there was one long left there I wanted to get on but the locals said the water was polluted in that particular area so we didn't want to risk infection and stayed away. From there we made our way to dominical which is a cool hippie little surf town with tons of friendly people great restaurants wonderful places to stay and really awesome surf once again we had to wait for high tide and at times I had to wait for smaller waves to come through. January 6th we headed back to San Jose Airport by bus ended up sleeping on the airport floor waiting to catch a flight and headed home IMG-20191231-WA0011.jpg IMG-20191231-WA0009.jpg IMG-20191231-WA0003.jpg IMG-20191231-WA0001.jpg IMG-20191231-WA0002.jpg
     
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  8. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

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    Feb 7, 2013
    Sounds like a great time Antoine and it looks like you scored.

    Speaking of scoring… I must query…what did you think about the Hookers down there?

    Punjabi Escorts Inc. has been running BOGO deals here in your absence.
     
  9. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    World b...its crazy there. 2 for 1 sounds appealing. Especially for Punjab!
     
  10. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    Next time you go Ant hit me up. I know the central coast well and can tell you what to avoid (Jaco).
     
  11. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Wow! I would totally appreciate that. It was a last-minute decision I was supposed to go to zipolite Mexico business trip and a little surfing turned out the boss got super generous. We ended up concluding business on the morning of the 27th
     
  12. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    sounds great, Antoine. We did that same routing several years ago tho we didn't surf at Jaco, instead at Hermosa. We took it all the way down to Pavones, but that didn't fare well. Glad ya had a good time. After a wknd of stinky neoprene, i'm so ready to skin it again tho i've been enjoying the 70 degree weather in these here parts
     
  13. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    Ant. I avoid jaco like the plague. To World, the hookers are good but not the street walkers. Most girls are nice if you say 'Quanto parro usted' .

    I like hermoso but its a young mans wave when big. The spot you surfed near the soccer field almost killed me 2 years ago when it was solid overhead. If you go again, hit up Vida Hermosa 2 doors up from Backyards. very good and super nice peeps. I find that the breaks down the dirt road are a bit more user friendly.
     
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  14. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    For sure... Vida Hermosa was delicious. I sat facing the ocean in the bar style seats and watched the sun set. It was heavy one day like you said. Any thoughts on playa Grande. Looks fun on a south swell. Pavones was excellent 2 trips back almost a year ago but the current was exhausting yet still worth the ride and the walk back afterwards. April we plan to head to panama but gonna need to rent a car.. might switch the trip to mexico just because the people are super friendly and its cheap.. Thoughts? image_20200104_112912_1578159817680.jpg
     
  15. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    here's a pic from said dirt road spot...my friend and a very cool random dude who lives put of this van
     
  16. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    My 2 cents--Not a fan of any place on Nicoya. The waves are good but the crowds are usually problematic no matter where you surf up that way. Another place to check out is Boca Barranca--super long left (2nd longest after Pavones). I surfed it last trip at around stomach high and omg were my legs toast.
     
  17. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    For sure. Thanks for the info. I looked it up and that looks like an easy place to get to. Lots of airbnbs also. I never know exactly where I'm going until a few days out so I plan on 2 or 3 destinations ...at least its always an adventure!
     
  18. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    i pointed Boca Barranca as a potential spot to a lefty buddy before we headed to Pavones, cuz of what i've heard here that it was hit or miss. He absolutely dismissed it, and now i wonder if he kinda regrets it since Pavones pooped the bed. I believe Witches Rock was up there too, but i heard that was a real paddle out
     
  19. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Witches rock was super fun my first trip with the family to Tamarimdo. We took a boat and loaded up on waves for 4 solid hours...I pooped out after 2 hours
     
  20. Sandbar18

    Sandbar18 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 22, 2009
    Heading to PR for a few days the last weekend in Jan. I'm with a group, but the only surfer. Anyone else there?

    Turks and Caicos in March - not a surf trip and not sure what to expect, except that i likely won't get to surf at all from what I read.