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Endless Baja Waves

09:52 16th December 2013 by Amy Carter
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It’s Monday morning, it’s cold, wet and dark – take your mind off it with a trop to Baja! This awesome video will take you there, from beginning to end, stepping on the tiny plane to some amazing windsurfing action.

Punta San Carlos 2013 from Johan Piculell on Vimeo.

Want to know more about Baja? 

Punta San Carlos is what people mean when they talk about Baja.

It’s a very desolate place, on the edge of nowhere with the nearest shop a 4 hour drive away. No mains water, no mains electricity, no mains sewage systems and camping is the only option. Why would you go there? Only to experience the most awesome down-the-line wave sailing in the world. Dave Horrocks was there in MAY…

FACT FILE

Windy Season All year round. April – November windiest period

Wet Suit? Yes, long arm summer suit.

Average Wind Speed 3.7m to 5m weather if the ‘system’ wind is working. 5.8m weather with just a thermal wind.

Flight Time (From UK) 10-12 hrs from Europe

How To Get There

You need to get to San Diego and then you have three options.

The crazy option: hire a vehicle from the airport to drive you and your kit the 8-10 hour dirt track drive to San Carlos or if from the States, rent/buy an RV for the road trip of a lifetime.

The sensible option: hook up with Solo Sports (the only company that looks after you down there) who will take you and your kit to their Camp at San Carlos in a huge truck.

The pimp option: For $600 fly down (and back) in a little plane and land 20m from the beach, taking 40 mins. Your kit follows in the Solo Sports truck and if it’s windy on arrival, you can hire kit off them until yours shows up 10 hours later.

Flights to San Diego

Average cost from the UK: £400-500. All sorts of airlines fly this route including charter.

Try www.flightcomparison.co.uk orwww.cheapflights.co.uk or www.flights4less.co.uk

How The Wind Works… Check out the full travel guide here.

 

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