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Flat waves in Tamarindo, Costa Rica and my new Argentinean and Costa Rican friends' floodlights inspire a humid summer night…

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Surf Lessons

Surf Lessons

Learn how to surf in Venice, California with an experienced Hawaiian instructor.

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Language Exploration

Tutoring for travel

Learn to speak another language fluently, it never ceases to enhance my travel experiences

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Blog Entry #9 - An expected visitor

After our fun, albeit onshore afternoon sesh, we decided to head over to the neighboring camp in search of my buddy Matt Wessen who was supposed to have arrived a couple of days prior for the swell. We quickly found him to his great surprise and over Tecates decided to call it an early night to score the rising swell in the morning...

The following day, (Day 13) we awoke to some of the best surf of the trip thus far. It was barreling and glassy, about 3-5 feet Hawaiian style. The waves would pop up without warning up and down the beach and you would have to hunt them down or get lucky. They were pretty sick if you managed to be in the right spot or hustled to get yourself there. I caught a few fun ones, but nothing life altering. I did manage to pull into a dredging backhand closeout and rolled my back onto momentarily exposed sand. The tube had gone completely dry with me in it, which was kinda cool.

Travel Log #4 - Day 3

So after the most unexpected rager I have ever been to, well hmmm... There was that one time in Moorea , in the Tahitian island chain where the entire island showed up and everyone was fighting, making up and drinking then fighting again, but that's a completely different story...

Digressions aside, waking up the following morning in "El Coreano's" Mexican made vehicle in the fetal position with flies buzzing around my head powerfully drilled the reality of our situation into me. We were smack dab in the middle of the Baja desert at a car junkyard atop a real cemetery. Sam at least had the right idea sleeping in the backseat with the door open so his feet could dangle outside. I felt sort of ridiculous periodically slapping myself in the face attempting to nail the pesky flies. Sam seeing this ludicrous spectacle subtly slipped off to grab the camera and film me. Very amusing.....

Travel Log #1: Hitting the Road

Initially we started off in Los Angeles where I spent about a month staying with friends after graduating from U.C. Santa Cruz . I wish I could look back and say "yep, as soon as I finished my last class at U.C Santa Cruz I hopped in my truck and drove to South America." Truth be told though, I didn't. It isn't easy to get everything you need together to undertake such a protracted road trip. It takes A LOT of planning, and just when you feel you have everything ready, fixed and accounted for some unforeseen problem presents itself causing you to have to wait even longer. Throw in a couple of travel partners (I did) and things only get more complicated....

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