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Starting a new job---going on a surf trip first #2891935
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So I'm starting a new job. Before I start this new job, I want to go on a quick 4-7 day surf trip.

Here's the order of importance:
1. Convenient travel from San Francisco airport. Direct flight strongly preferred. The shorter the flight, the better.
2. Relatively uncrowded (I know that this is directly at odds with #1 on the list, but do the best you can)
3. Good surf. Not really looking to "push my limits" on this trip. I surf Ocean Beach, SF in winter a lot. I've surfed it many times up to triple overhead. It's interesting to do that, but I'm looking to get away from that sort of thing for this trip. I just want to shralp some perfect head high peelers.

Mexico is a good option. Hawaii is another, but it's crowded. I'm considering central america, but I'm not sure where specifically. Once again, trying to prioritize low crowds. Open to your input.

I start the job on January 14, so anytime before that is ideal. Let me know what you think!

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Honestly looking at the forecast, I almost wonder if I should just stay local and maybe drive South a handful of times to surf the points.

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Originally Posted By: JLW
So I'm starting a new job. Before I start this new job, I want to go on a quick 4-7 day surf trip.

Here's the order of importance:
1. Convenient travel from San Francisco airport. Direct flight strongly preferred. The shorter the flight, the better.
2. Relatively uncrowded (I know that this is directly at odds with #1 on the list, but do the best you can)
3. Good surf. Not really looking to "push my limits" on this trip. I surf Ocean Beach, SF in winter a lot. I've surfed it many times up to triple overhead. It's interesting to do that, but I'm looking to get away from that sort of thing for this trip. I just want to shralp some perfect head high peelers.

Mexico is a good option. Hawaii is another, but it's crowded. I'm considering central america, but I'm not sure where specifically. Once again, trying to prioritize low crowds. Open to your input.

I start the job on January 14, so anytime before that is ideal. Let me know what you think!



This time a year? Your best bet is northern peru. Maybe costa rica at the N exposed spots. Definitely not anywhere else in central america.

Re: Starting a new job---going on a surf trip first [Re: JLW] #2892110
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theres actually some fun southern hemi swell coming in....it's around 5ish feet @ 15ish seconds. Wonder if it's worth it to go down for that.

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Treat yourself to some warm water. CR sounds fun right now.


"The size / dimensions don't matter. What does matter is that it's flammable. Because you should set it on fire and get a real surfboard" Witchipoo
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Originally Posted By: silentbutdeadly
Treat yourself to some warm water. CR sounds fun right now.


Thanks for the suggestion. Do you know any specific areas that might be worth checking out?

Re: Starting a new job---going on a surf trip first [Re: JLW] #2893415
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i think theres a non-stop flight from San Fran To Sydney.

Why not? though it is their summer.......one could also enjoy their topless beaches.

also end Feb the ocean might wake-up. The action isn't just Goldie Coastie.

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Northern Peru or Ecuador for N or W swells

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Peru would be my go to. I got kind of skunked in Ecuador this time of year.

If theres a Southern Hemi El Salvador is worth the look. I went in March last year and stayed at AST right in front of punta roca, but they also have a spot in front of punta mango worth looking at. Just check wind forecast. We usually surfed super early and then chilled all day before a second session anytime from mid afternoon (on early end)-evenings.

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Im in a similar situation and looking for suggestions as well. So far its Ecuador or Peru, considering Floripa as well.

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[quote=manbearpig]Peru would be my go to. I got kind of skunked in Ecuador this time of year.

Peru is better.
Ecuador is not held in high esteem by Peruvian surfers.

If you go go to Punta Hermosa which is K43 South from Lima.
and don't let 'em tell ya Lima has surf.it does.....but......prob not watcha want.

Pico Alto is in Pta Hermosa.Easy/fun/forgiving for a big wave spot.....maybe a dozen other rideable beaches nearby.
Caballeros is an "A" grade hot-dog wave.


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