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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Paddle Surfing Mainland Mexico: I'm back!

It's good to be home! But I will say that the last portion of my twenty day stand up paddle surfing adventure bordered on the ridiculous. I rode more quality waves in the last five days then I've surfed in a year. This spot is a stand up paddle surfing dream destination. Hands down the best surf trip I've ever had.

Simply put: MY MIND IS BLOWN! And I WILL be going back down as soon as I can pull it off. I'll be writing up a full trip report in the next few days. For now, check out this overview shot of the spot we'd surf in the afternoon. If you can believe it, our morning wave was about five times better than this spot.



The shot is from the surf shack we holed up in. Surfing this two hundred yard long wave was as easy as walking across the lawn, grabbing your board and paddling up the point. Warm water, turtles, cool people... send me back!

Thanks to Big Chad for taking care of business while I was gone. Some super cool posts, great photos and an excellent job handling our stand up paddle surf lessons here in San Diego (lesson info: 619 213-6622). Thanks again Chad and be sure to keep putting up your posts- I think you've got some fans!

Stand Up Paddle Surfing Lessons in San Diego are in full effect! We've taught more people in the last three weeks than May, June and July combined! Don't miss your chance to learn how to stand up paddle surf while you're here in San Diego. We've put over a hundred students onto boards- you could be next! Email (paddlesurfbaja@gmail.com) or call (619 213-6622) for availability.

9 comments:

cat said...

Nice to have you back, Bro! Although I will say I enjoyed "Big Chads" posts -glad to hear you had a good time! Cant wait to hear all about it.

jibemeister said...

Is that Cardon?

John Ashley said...

Hey Cat-

Cool! I'm digging the Big Chad Report as well- I'm sure he'll keep chiming in.

John Ashley said...

Nope not Cardon- but I'm stoked to think there's other points just like the one I surfed.

As a matter of fact, I'm sure there are many others that rarely get ridden- and that's really cool!

jibemeister said...

John:

Check out the site for Cardon. There are two left point breaks perfect for stand up. Long ride and a longer paddle back out.

http://www.cardonresort.com/Publico/Principal/

Anonymous said...

JOHN PLEASE DONT CALL ME AND TELL ME ABOUT SOME NEW SHAPE OR SMALLER SUP.BECAUSE THE LITE BULB CAME ON AND GOING DROP ANOTHER 1600. MADE THE CALL RIGHT AFTER I HANGED UP.OH TO FIX THAT SHOWER IS GOING TO BE 1600.CAPTNEG9.

John Ashley said...

You mean it's only going to cost me 16.00 bucks to fix that shower! Sweet!

And don't blame me about your board compulsion- I've got problems of my own!

Hah- you're a funny dude Neg9

John Ashley said...

Jibemeister-

Now why did you have to go and show that to me?

That place looks UNREAL! Sign me up I want to surf that left.

By the way, I did put that link into my bookmarks.

Have you been there?

jibemeister said...

Yes I have been there, June 2007. They take in 12 people and you have the two breaks pretty much to yourself. Cardon is between Mazatlan and Hermosillo. I have GPS coordinates if you want to do a Google Earth search. The food was incredible as well as the accommodations, maybe not quite as nice as where you stayed.