Peel, the endurance effect
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Winter 2006. The winter swell had been hitting NorCal all January. I packed up things and drove down the cost highway 1 in search of a non-crowded spot. My destination: Baja. I have been doing the driving down to Baja for a couple of years now in search of good surf. 2006 was not a disappointing as 2005 was. Past the border, as usual, I stopped in
I arrived at (I will not disclose location, sorry, my surf spots) and surfed all afternoon. Just off the paid road there is a beach with ample parking space where other fellow surfers parked overnight. Wheather was cleared and water warm.
I stayed overnight and woke up early the next morning heading to my next destination. After about 4 hour drive, I stop and met a couple of friends who where surfing and gave some advice on where to score the best ones. After a few $1.00 Dox XX's I chilled at a local resort and talked to some people at local resort. I somehow managed a gig teaching how to surf to tourists and visitors, mostly women trying to learn. That was interesting. After a couple of days, I drove up to Rosarita where I scored some waves.
Roadrunner encounter. On my way back, in the middle of no where, between the ocean and nowhere, I was driving, probably going 45mph when I looked over my shoulder and realized I was being followed by a small bird, adjacent to me, it must have been going as fast as me. I slowed down to catch a better look and it was a road runner. MAN, those things are amazing, in a few seconds all those wild-e coyote cartoons came to my mind. It was nice to see one in person!
My trip was coming to and end and I was running out of money, my