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Salina Kooks

Once a closely guarded secret, the potential of Southern Mexican righthand point breaks was showcased worldwide in 2006 with the Ripcurl pro held at incredible Barra de la Cruz. It wasn’t long before everyone realised A) It was a once … Continue reading

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MexPipe and left points?

Mexico. With only moderate bus/border/taxi dramas, made it. Weather’s much more agreeable than the sticky south, food’s cheap and really good, and the waves are big, powerful and super consistent. A little too big at Puerto Escondido with even a … Continue reading

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Mangos

As I said, we couldn’t find anywhere cheap to stay so we splashed for the clifftop. Amazing view and could be one of the picks of the trip if the manager wasn’t a complete toolbox. If he wasn’t hassling us … Continue reading

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“If you’re up for adventure take the boat”

Says Joe. One good thing about not having a truck is you can avoid crapholes like Honduras altogether. While there’s no ‘ferry’ between Nicaragua and El Salvador we head to the northern tip and find a friendly fisherman (or out … Continue reading

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BooM

The Boom. Central America’s worst kept secret since La Jolla. We’d heard whispers about this place since Panama and had to check it out. An offshore estuary delta bends and focuses swell into a 500 m long stretch of wedging … Continue reading

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Prodding the tiger

With the biggest swell in some weeks building we were in no mood to waste any more time dealing with dodgy Costa customs ‘officials’ and shot straight over the border to Nicaragua and down to the coast. Awoke in the … Continue reading

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Crashing down

After living on such a high the last few days a come down was due; and it all came crashing down in spectacular fashion.  We tried to go out through customs the same way we came in – ignorant. And … Continue reading

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Rockstars

My mate John is a Legend. You meet a lot of cool people travelling and you inevitably swap details and swap “come stay with me when you get to (insert far-flung location I’ll never go to here)”. But John’s was … Continue reading

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Dodging

Trying to get from one side of Costa Rica to the other in a dodgy, Mexican-plated truck without paperwork is not ideal. Police checkpoints are regular and we’re not exactly subtle with 4 boys and 14 boards… We cram as … Continue reading

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PaVones

Pavones. Central America’s answer to Chicama. Not quite as long  (~1.1 km cf. 2.2) and a bit sectiony when small owing to the point’s flat orientation but with a hollow inside section and backed by Costa Rican jungle it is … Continue reading

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