Monday, August 22, 2005

The Happiest Place on Surf (Mexico, Part 1)


Mexico was, well, perfecto. We arrived in San Jose Del Cabo on Saturday and stayed in the Best Western Posada Real for the first night because the Cabo Surf Hotel couldn't accomodate us until Sunday. Free Pacifico by the pool, blue skies, fish tacos, and crashing surf all made this temporary lodging beyond bearable.



On Sunday morning I woke up and drove our rental car south to the Cabo Surf Hotel. I figured that I could get there and surf all morning before check-in. The surf spot, a classic called Acapulquito or "Old Mans" is directly in front of the hotel. This is a right-hand wave that is pretty slow and breaks over rocks and sand. When I arrived, it was about 2-3 feet and fairly mushy, so I rented a Robert August single fin longboard and made my way to the outside.



When I dropped into my first wave, the longboard pimp-glided like a '72 Cadillac down fresh asphalt on the manicured rights. I soon realized that I'd entered a surfer's amusement park and although none of the rides here would be of the "E" ticket variety, I had an all-access-pass to Fantasy Land: I was in the happiest place on surf!





English Beat - "Save It for Later"

10 comments:

OS said...

Muy Bonito Cheech...or was it Chong? Any wax in the chest hair? More importantly, did the ploy to get your girl stoked work?

Candi said...

Awesome pics...sound like fun. Was May the official photographer...love the action shot of you wiping out. Excellent.

Surfsister said...

Sweet!!

Connie said...

Que divertido! ("how fun" for you gringos) Great pics of the action! Look forward to seeing more and reading more about your adventures! I am wondering how many different boards you rented during your stay....

Whiffleboy said...

We like to call those "controlled exits". :-)

Chum said...

My chest hair had wax dingleberries, but not for long, because I had to start wearing my old tee-shirt--first, to save me from the UVs and second,to save my nips from turning into dried jerky nubs.

The wife was still a little too tired to go surfing, but watching the little kids ride made her confident that next time she would be out there. And there will def. be a NEXT TIME!

As far as those "controlled exits are concerned," it was one of those things I was working on, along with my crossover step...

Connie, I think I rented like 5 different boards, as you'll see in coming posts!

-Chum

Melissa said...

Rick...you need to come stay with us here in Morro Bay! I know it is no Cabo, but the house is free and so is the surf!

Chum said...

I'd LOVE to go to Morro Bay!

-Cheech

Diane said...

Aren't you something else? You never cease to amaze me.

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