William and I had a great day out in the woods. After that I took care of my boat and got it all done for winter. I ended the day with a night paddle in the lake.
The last couple of weeks have been good. During the summer it can go weeks between the surf, but the last week been so good so we have been in the water three times three different days. The last week we surfed Vassbotten twice but last Saturday Lars and I went up to Sikhall and we scored big time. We both brought sails that was way to big for the wind but since we didn´t bring any other sails we had to suit up and go for it anyway. Good for us the wind was strong and consistence!
Next week hopefully bring us a solid n swell with winds strong enough to create some waves at Vänern again. Time to get some new and smaller sails so we ca hit the big lake 😉
Last night the storm hit Hoddevika. Andreas and I woke up at 2am when the whole house was shaking because of the strong winds. Apparently the storm was classed as a hurricane. So today we started the day with a morning walk out to the pier to check out the wave conditions. It is still a bit stormy to paddle out. Hopefully the storm will create some good sandbanks for later today or tomorrow morning before we leave.
Today is the last day of the trip all the bags are packed, the board I rapped in bubble plastic and we are ready to go. We are going to driveng up to Ryan’s mom tonight and spend the night there and then she be driving us to the airport from there. The flight departs at 3pm.
We didn´t want to finish the trip without scoring some good waves here in San Diego, so we did a last desperate surf yesterday and we scored big time.
We went to a super localized spot were all the older people thought that the wave belonged to theme. A lot of trash talk from them, but that didn´t stop us….
Thanks Erica for taking all the photos during this trip!!!
See you guys in Sweden!!
When we were up in Santa Barbara we went back to all the spots we used to go to; Mesa Ln, super Cucas, our old house, Ledbetter and so on. One day Andie brought us to a place just outside Santa Barbara up in the mountains. It was a fresh water spring with a lot of cool rock that we could climb and jump from. It was awesome to be back in SB and I miss it a lot but I also realized how much things I done since I was there studying.
After spending three days up in Santa Barbara Erica Ryan and I drove down the coast. We stopped and meet up with Spencer in Laguna, Ryan´s and my old roommate. We had lunch with Spencer and then drove down to a beach just south from there. Ryan went out surfing and Spencer went skim boarding. Erica and I stayed on the beach and snapped some photos instead.
BTW this is going to be a photo bomb this time 😉
At the moment we are down in San Diego agian and Ryan and I hade a booomb surf session this morning. Photos will be here the next couple of days…
After spending a couple of perfect days in La Paz Erica, Dylan and I headed north. If I didn´t mention we bumped in to Dylan at the ferry and decided to tag along to Loreto. After talking for a while it turned out that we were going to the same places and had about the same amount of time doing it. Instead of traveling together only to Loreto the new plan is to travel together all the way to Ensenadas.
We spent the night in Loreto and had breakfast with when of Dylan´s friends he met on the way down here. We hit the road again, but only drove for about one hour before we found this beautiful beach with now people and warm water. After one hour or so at the beach it was time to start putting some km behind us.
We drove through mountains, dessert and a fog dessert the stretched for hours. Finally we showed up on the pacific side again at a place called Bahia Asuncion. We staying at a place called Bufdor Inn which is owned by a Canadian called Shari.
That’s it for now and hopefully there will be some waves here tomorrow ….
Tonight we are going to try out some Mexican microbrewery beer. Later
From Puerto Escondido Erica and I travelled four hours north to place called Ixtapa. We found out that Ixtapa is more like a resort town and we had some hard time finding a reasonable priced hotel. After a while we ended up paying 400 pesos a night. We spent my 26th birthday on Isla the Ixtapa. Erica hand planned everything and the snorkeling there was amazing.
After a couple of days a big swell hit the whole coast and all the beaches were closing out. After studying the map and forecast I found a place that might work on that kind of swell and boy it did. This is just a couple of photos from there. The movie will be up in a day or so.
Later tonight we going to jump on a 16 hour buss to Mazatlan. We going to spend one night there before catching the ferry over to Baja California and La Paz.
Finally we arrived to Puerto Escondido even though the buss from Tapachula ended up taking 12 hours instead of 8. We got here at noon, and then spent the rest of the day waling around to get to now the place a bit. The next day we figured out what beaches that had any waves and then walked to one of the smaller once since the main beach “aka” Mexican Pipline were suppose to be huge. We got the a beach called Carizarillo. It is probably one of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches I ever seen. Especially after all the dirty and almost black beaches in Guatemala. To bad the waves wasn´t as good as the beach was clean. In the afternoon the wind picked up a lot since a smaller Hurricane hit south of here, and I didn´t go out at all. We can defiantly feel that it´s hurricane season now.
Tomorrow we are planning to wake up earlie and try out “La Punta” or the point down at Zicatela.
Erica and I spent a couple of days in Paredon. I only surfed twice there since the waves were kind of closing out. After that we went up to northern Guatemala, another small fishing village called Tilapa. On the way to Tilapa we passed through Doles and Chiquitas banana plantation. Endless fields of banana trees.
In Tilapa we stayed at the beach once again. Unfortunately the waves was even worse here and I didn´t go out at all, we still had some good days with a lot of tanning. I also got some time to get restarted with my old alwaysinwater project.
I snaped some photos of some driftwood covered in fishing net. Seems like it´s a lot of ghost net floating around there in the ocean…
At the moment we are sitting at a internet café in Tapachula. From here we going to catch a ten hour bus to Puerto Esondido. If the surf isn´t good there I don´t think there is any surfable waves anywhere 😉