Baja California Feature

 

Gerr Goes Huge and Wins Big at XXL

To big wave rider Brad Gerlach, age is just a number. The fact that he turned 40 this year didn’t stop him from riding the largest documented wave of the ’05-’06 winter in one of the largest winters in West [...]

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Remembering Big Wednesday

The forecasts were claiming the biggest swell in 10 years.  Some were skeptical.  But as Wednesday morning rolled around, the buoys were reading in the 15-foot range at 17 seconds. We all knew we were in for something. Surfers woke [...]

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One Point Break, One Road and One Rich Chinese Man

Imagine driving south from San Diego into Mexico. It’s early in the morning and the car is freshly packed to the brim for a few days in our closest surfing frontier. The sun is peaking over the hills behind San [...]

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The Death of Baja

A four-day weekend is just around the bend and you start to think of the different ways to spend it. With little money to spend, your inclination leads you south. A friend agrees to put his life in your hands [...]

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Harry’s, Baja, Mexico: Lessons from the gravesite

What you may know is that Harry’s was a great wave in Baja Norte. It was one of those “secret spots” that was anything but secret as it was on more than a few dozen people’s radars as a spot [...]

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My Mexican Mistress

It’s a simple border crossing. A rusty metal fence here, some armed guards there and in other places little else. Yet, when you make the passing of that invisible line from the U.S. into Mexico, it can be like stepping [...]

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