Mexico Sessions Tres

Magic Sessions and Chasing Sandbanks

Rosary dawny!

Rosary dawny!

With me still out of the water, on injury time, we packed up our tents and got back on the road. Rosary had convinced me to reluctantly purchase a tent, saying it was the only way to travel Mexico. She was right of course but  I did miss the comforts of a fan! Picking up two mad Irish lads Garret and Fionan that we knew from Indonesia, we scored some super fun waves,  experienced a yearly local fiesta and met some interesting characters.

It was during this time that we scored a magic week of surf. Rocking up to a remote spot with no one around; the area had been vacated for 4 days due to a forecast Norte wind that was blowing in full force when we arrived.  We set up our tents, and contemplated our unwise decision to head to the spot during these not-so-ideal conditions. The next day however, we discovered a perfectly groomed sand bank with a fun, punchy wave; no one there to surf it but us! Our gamble had paid off and the next week turned out to be one of the best weeks of the trip. Surfing from first light to pitch black on our own, avoiding the mid morning surf tours that would roll up in their 4×4 loads, we would trek back to our tents exhausted and happy. Not even the vicious mosquito and sand fly attacks to & from the beach (and occasionally in the line-up) could dampen our spirits. We had finally found paradise.

As is often the case, all good things must come to an end. We watched in dismay as our sandbank started to change, the wave turned fat and the crowds became ridiculous. Our lonely little collection of tents had become a tent shanty town. When creeping out of the camp on dark, to surf a less than average wave, for 20 minutes before the crowds hit no longer felt worth it, we decided it was time to pack up and move to the next spot. With a wistful glance back at what had been, we were back on the road but we were thankful for our good luck, however short lived.

Rosary loving life...craziest landscape!

Rosary loving life…craziest landscape!

Emma...loving an empty line-up!

Emma…loving an empty line-up! Photo: Rosary Walsh

Garrett...barrel time! Photo: Rosary Walsh

Garret…barrel time! Photo: Rosary Walsh

Rosary on her way to a solo dawney session

Rosary on her way to a solo dawny session

Yeah Garret! Photo: Rosary Walsh

Yeah Garret! Photo: Rosary Walsh

Rosary having a look...

Rosary having a look…

Just another sunset! Photo:Rosary Walsh

Sunrise in paradise! Photo:Rosary Walsh

The coolest but grumpiest donkey...unless you have food!

The coolest but grumpiest donkey…unless you have food! Photo: Rosary Walsh

The hazards of camping in the middle of nowhere...scorpion in pants...ideal!

The hazards of camping in the middle of nowhere…scorpion-in-pants…ideal!

Our lonely little collection of tents...just how we like it!

Our lonely little collection of tents…just how we like it!

The new board goes good huh Garret! Photo: Rosary Walsh

The new AOR board goes good huh Garret! Photo: Rosary Walsh

Rosary cutty

Rosary cutty

Fionan setting up... Photo: Rosary Walsh

Fionan setting up… Photo: Rosary Walsh

...Fionan spray! Photo: Rosary Walsh

…Fionan spray! Photo: Rosary Walsh

Rosary cheeky bottom turn

Rosary cheeky bottom turn

Where are we?

Dropped off in the middle of nowhere…with only the crazy wind for company! Don’t leave us!

Nope...not flamingos!

Nope…not flamingos!

Garret loving his new ATG maybe a little too much! Photo: Rosary Walsh

Garret loving his new AOR board maybe a little too much! Photo: Rosary Walsh

Rosary taking 'paddle-out-on-dark' to a whole new level!!!

Rosary taking ‘paddle-out-on-dark’ to a whole new level!!!

Satellite TV anyone! Yeaaahhh riiiight!

Satellite TV anyone! Yeaaahhh riiiight!

Fiesta time!!

Fiesta time!! Photo: Rosary Walsh

Real Mexican cowboys. Photo: Rosary Walsh

Real Mexican cowboys. Photo: Rosary Walsh

The Race. Photo: Rosary Walsh

The Race…bareback…why not? Photo: Rosary Walsh

The ladies of the village...admiring their handywork. Photo: Rosary Walsh

The ladies of the village…all their hard work paid off. Photo: Rosary Walsh

Colour explosion!

Colour explosion!

The Man. Photo: Rosary Walsh

The Man. Photo: Rosary Walsh

Ruining Rosary's photo...'Where's (the) Wally(s)' Photo: Rosary Walsh

Ruining Rosary’s photo…’Where’s (the) Wally(s)’ Photo: Rosary Walsh

Surf check time?

Surf check time?

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