Baja SUP Paddling

Deb chillin’ at Bahia de Chilleno…otherwise known as Chillin’ Bay… Early morning dawn patrol paddle…Baja SUP paddling is fun on the 8’11” Hammer… Desayuno…breakfast…fresh Ahi tuna…huevos…jalapenos…aguacate…papaya…etc…

WARDOGBaja SUP Paddling

Surfing the Hammers

Alrighty then…we’ve been surfing the Hammers in small waves and paddling them…baffling performance expectations by incorporating magical design elements…edging towards the holy grail of the ultimate one design…but, how do they work in *real* waves? Question answered…a picture is worth 1000 words…;-) WD hunting down the answers…9’5″ x 31″ Hammer (El Martillo)…can your Mini-Simmons SUP do this?…;-) WD on the …

WARDOGSurfing the Hammers

Mexico Surf Adventure

Turning our attention to a nice area that was one of those secret surfing spots at one time…in the days before cell phones, laptops, and the internet…real adventure with banditos and a gringo from Texas trying to recruit us to retrieve his boss’s gold mining equipment from other banditos…but, that’s another story…let’s get to the surfing part…;-) Flying over ancient …

WARDOGMexico Surf Adventure

Dog Days of Winter 3

Another look at the waves in Puerto Escondido…then, we’ll move on to another wave rich area on the Mexican mainland… Legendary Dogtown skater, Jay Adams, pitted in a Puerto barrel… To be continued…

WARDOGDog Days of Winter 3

Dog Days of Winter 2

The waves in Puerto Escondido don’t have to be board and neck snapping beach break barrels to have fun…nowadays, surfers on those out of control days are being towed in…but, it’s still a challenging and dangerous wave even below double overhead…

WARDOGDog Days of Winter 2

Dog Days of Winter

We’re taking the liberty to redefine the last couple of weeks flat spell as the subject line suggests, leading up to today’s total flatness of surf…winter is going out like a lamb with 10 days officially left… The good news is that the Southern Hemisphere is starting to come to life…hopefully, that means warmer water and playful swells… I remember …

WARDOGDog Days of Winter

SUP Baja Olas

Some shots of the new 9’6″ STOKE playing in the hot sun and warm waves near the tip of the Baja…

WARDOGSUP Baja Olas

¡Viva México!

The shop gets so busy sometimes that you almost forget that you have a personal life…you wake up one day and it’s almost your anniversary and you haven’t even started shopping…what to do?…hmmmmmm…I know…let’s kick start Summer by adventuring in the desert by the ocean…south swells, hot sun, cool drinks, and warm water…let’s run for the border!!! ¡Viva México! Playing …

WARDOG¡Viva México!

Roots and branches of one tree…Sayulita

Here’s a couple of new vid clips forwarded to me by my amigo Kevin…they really capture the wonderful atmosphere of Punta Sayulita and the 2nd Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & Stand-Up Paddle Classic… The 2nd Annual Punta Sayulita Classic took place on March 11 -13, 2011 in beautiful Sayulita, Mexico, featuring some of the top international longboard and SUP surfers …

WARDOGRoots and branches of one tree…Sayulita

Postcards from Paradise

Here’s a few more postcards from paradise…SUP in Mexico… It was Deb’s B-day…right after Valentine’s day, so I treated her to some pretty posh digs…a 2nd floor master suite near some good paddling and a couple of nearby surf spots…she deserves it after some of the places we’ve stayed in over the last 30 years of mainland Mexico trekking…;-) Deb …

WARDOGPostcards from Paradise