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Bocas del Touristico

We do this every time. A week or two on the coast, early to bed, wake, surf, eat, surf, surf, blah blah then decide to head to somewhere touristy for a few days change of scene. And every time we … Continue reading

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Panamania

After a pretty gross overnighter from Peru into Ecuador the slide exits South America and begins the Central leg. Panama City is a cross between Miami apartment tower and Rio slum and after the mandatory Panama Canal visit we’re pretty … Continue reading

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Escape

Last days in Lobitos, roadie fail, rig jump V2, police still staking out Casona, round 2, leaving friends, loose in mancora, Timmy late night dolphin surf, body hurting – not 21 anymore, glad to escape, overnight to Equador, time to … Continue reading

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Win some lose some

With a big swell finally due there was one point in North Peru that I still really wanted to surf. My success rate on roadies has been pretty good so far on this trip (see: Chicama and Crown Jewels) but … Continue reading

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On Guard

And things in Lobitos just keep getting stranger… Sitting on the front deck of La Casona a couple of mornings ago enjoying some post-surf sunshine when we’re stormed by 20 police with dogs and 6 municipality officials wielding warrants and … Continue reading

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Rigs of Peru

Oil rigs – we’ve got heaps. 530 or something ridiculous. And in typical Peruvian style once the oil’s dried up decommissioning involves removing lights, safety equipment and leaving them to rust in peace. Growing up in NZ  on an upbringing … Continue reading

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Siesta Sessions

Back home. Well second home anyway – nothings going to replace Pichilemu and Atlantis for a while… But Lobitos has become a close second. Not quite sure why, its isolated, the surf is consistent and reasonable but crowded. La Casona … Continue reading

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Huanchaco

Huanchaco, home of caballitos de totora (reed riders) for over 3000 years and now home of Roof dog. Nothing escapes a verbal dressing down from Roof dog, particularly men in hats and small children. So, we finally went to Huanchaco. … Continue reading

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Punta Hermosa

With sweet F-A swell floating around the East Pacific courtesy of one jerk of an anti-cyclone we hold off on heading back north and go south to Punta Hermosa instead. No idea where to stay so we just get the … Continue reading

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Pointless Postcards

Sitting around Lima getting fat and bored while Greg doth battle with Peruvian Post for his lost credit cards. What better way to kill time than Pointless Postcards – trying to convey the least amount of useful information in the … Continue reading

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