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16 11, 2018

No Crowds…does it really exist??? Asu Camp

2018-11-16T01:54:48+00:00

This is an article that Earl from Asu Camp wrote. His words really resonated, and I am re-posting word for word. Read on!

What do we mean when we say that you can surf Asu and our surrounding breaks with NO CROWD? As the world surfing population skyrockets, with surfers coming from nations that don’t even boast a single kilometer of coastline, can surf destinations like Indonesia really offer the same vibe that was found in the water 40 years ago?

Well, let’s define what a crowd is…

I have been spending a lot of time in Bali the last 2 seasons, surfing Uluwatu with maybe 100 heads lined up almost shoulder to shoulder from the Racetrack up to Temples. I have spent many sessions down at our famous neighbor Lagundry Bay, Nias with 40 people on a takeoff the size of a helicopter pad. I have surfed Mundaka with more than 60 people in the water, Pipeline with 40+…the list goes on. I am familiar with crowds and in my opinion a crowd is a defined by multiple people paddling for the same wave. A crowd is a group of surfers, sitting shoulder to shoulder, yet not recognizing one another, not respecting one another, not lining up to share the bounty that the ocean delivers. Why? Because let’s face it, most of us are in this for ourselves, many of us on our dream trip of a lifetime and trying to make the most of it. Some of us just think that we surf so good we have the right to these waves over others that don’t surf so good. Some of us just plain don’t understand the basic principles of the surfing code and brotherhood and sisterhood that goes with it.

At Asu, we find that the adage ‘bad roads bring good people’ most often rings true. We are far, it takes a lot of time and effort to get out to the Hinakos. Not as much as it used to, but still, we are off the beaten path. So that means that most of the surfers that come all the way out to our neighborhood are here for the same thing. Sharing a truly good vibe and sharing the bounty.

The lineup at Asu is normally 0-10 people. Most of those people know each other’s names and have established a relationship at some level, they are not pretending that the other doesn’t exist, they are not wearing blinders so that they can pretend the guy sitting 1m to their inside isn’t there to catch the next set wave that comes in.

Ours is a lineup of respect, of sharing, of caring, basic human principles that can engage each of us on the same goal, to have fun and share waves. So when we say that we don’t have crowds out at Asu, we mean that you are most likely to find yourself surfing with 4-10 other like-minded surfers. We also have 9 other breaks in our area, that we surf mostly by ourselves when we take the boat out. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of pulling up to an empty lineup.

So, if you’re keen to catch that feeling of what it was like to surf Indonesia 40 years ago, before the hoards of surfers invaded Bali and the big name spots with well trodden paths and cheap accommodations, then give Asu Camp a try. Come and feel the peace in our place, share the bounty that exists in our lineups, and make meaningful friendships with kindred spirits who from the great reaches of our crazy connected planet, find themselves sharing waves with complete strangers turned friends.

Let’s go!

No Crowds…does it really exist??? Asu Camp2018-11-16T01:54:48+00:00
5 11, 2018

Last Call for Salina Cruz – $150 per Day

2018-11-05T18:08:38+00:00

Salina Cruz has one more week of waves…

We just sent out an email, but we are sending one last alert for 2018. Amazingly, the forecast is still on for this upcoming week.

Check the forecast for this week in Southern Mexico. If you are looking for one last mission for south swells in Salina Cruz, come on down. Winds are light and variable till Saturday with consistent bumps of swell all week. Come down to Las Palmeras Surf Camp for one last run of good swell, good sand, tides and minimal crowds.Low tides are early and late with light north winds at dawn switching to offshore in the evenings. Head high waves, 80 degree water. Sound fun?

Your ideal trip would be to arrive tomorrow and leave Saturday. Prices are $150.00 per day. Current ticket prices on Expedia from LAX are around $670.00

Get down here!
josh@mulcoytravel.com
831-588-1306

Looking to go boardless? Check out AWAYCO for boardless travel options to Salina Cruz

Last Call for Salina Cruz – $150 per Day2018-11-05T18:08:38+00:00
29 10, 2018

Mini Earl and Asu in October

2018-10-29T16:45:26+00:00
Earl and his son at Camp Asu, Indonesia

Earl and his son at Camp Asu, Indonesia. October Magic did not disappoint! Looking for a off the grid trip? Asu Camp has totally new facilities and is open through November!

Mini Earl and Asu in October2018-10-29T16:45:26+00:00
28 10, 2018

November Strike Alert: Dia de Los Muertos

2018-10-28T17:50:05+00:00

Late Season Sandbars & Swell…

Come Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos en Oaxaca, Mexico!
October was all time this year: Waves, epic sand and good winds. Amazingly, November is starting off the same way. Come down to Las Palmeras Surf Camp for some amazing culture and fun waves. We are looking at a nice bump of southern-hemi swell and good winds starting Tuesday, October 30th. Clean conditions will prevail at least until the 3rd of November, possibly longer as the models are changing. Normally the camp closes on the first of November, but David and Karla are going to stay open for Dia de Los Muertos and this next run of swell.

I just got back from Salina Cruz yesterday and was stoked to surf clean, head high waves for three days with the locals. Upcoming tide windows will be early and late, and sand is exceptional. I wish I could have stayed…

Where would you rather be celebrating Dia de Los Muertos than Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico? Let’s go!

Surf Las Palmeras | November Swell Alert
Surf Las Palmeras | November Swell Alert
Surf Las Palmeras | November Swell Alert
Surf Las Palmeras | November Swell Alert
November Strike Alert: Dia de Los Muertos2018-10-28T17:50:05+00:00
19 10, 2018

Asu October Magic

2018-10-19T19:34:05+00:00

Looking for some late season magic! Indo is still firing. Asu Camp is holding perfect late season lefts (and rights) and you should go!

Asu October Magic2018-10-19T19:34:05+00:00
15 10, 2018

Josh Mulcoy Sand Point Hound in Salina Cruz

2018-10-15T20:55:03+00:00

October is not dissapointing down in Salina Cruz this year! Who want’s to go? Looks like another swell around the 18th. Crossing my fingers for good winds… Las Palmeras Surf Camp, Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Josh Mulcoy Sand Point Hound in Salina Cruz2018-10-15T20:55:03+00:00
5 10, 2018

October Surgical Strike Alert: Salina Cruz

2018-10-05T14:17:55+00:00

Looking for a strike to Salina Cruz?

October is looking stellar for Mexico. Multiple southern-hemi swells are backing up in the South Pacific, sending multiple pulses towards Salina Cruz. Combined with good wind patterns and good sand, the waves will be firing starting around the 8th of October. This run could go late into the month if the weather patterns hold.

Looking for a trip down to Salina Cruz this October? Let’s go…

For more information about this upcoming run of surf, get in touch with Josh Mulcoy about a Surgical Strike this October:
josh@mulcoytravel.com
831-588-1306

Looking to go boardless? Check out AWAYCO for boardless travel options to Salina Cruz

October Surgical Strike Alert: Salina Cruz2018-10-05T14:17:55+00:00
15 09, 2018

Asu in September

2018-09-15T04:56:21+00:00

Earl is begging you to come surf with him! Literally…

Earl over at Asu Camp is making a last minute push to get some people to come out and visit him and surf some epic lefts (and rights if the conditions permit) and he is really slashing prices down to get you to come surf with him. Let’s go! Remember the classic film “September Sessions” filmed by Jack Johnson in Indonesia back in the day? Go watch it and imagine yourself surfing uncrowded, aqua blue, warm water waves far far away…

Availability for Asu in September and October:

The Sunrise Room in the Big House available for:
September 17th – 27th

Two 2 person bungalows available for:
September 25th – October 5th
October 21st  – October 31st

Sunset and Sunrise Rooms in the Big House available:
October 14th – October 31th

These dates can easily push into November as well if conditions continue to produce quality waves.

Pricing:

$850.00 USD for 10 nights/11 days – (normally $1250.00 USD)

Interested?
Get in touch with Josh Mulcoy and he will make it happen!
josh@mulcoytravel.com
831-588-1306

Asu in September2018-09-15T04:56:21+00:00
3 04, 2018

Earl’s Updates – Asu Camp April 1st

2018-04-03T16:04:37+00:00

Here is an update from Earl over at Asu Camp. Super stoked to see all the progress he has made as he works his ass of in the jungle. Check out the photos as well. If you are interested in heading over to Asu please let me know, I would love to make that happen for you.

Hey Josh,

The new camp is coming along really well. We’re done with the Big House and received our first 2 guests from West Australia already. The new digs are so comfortable, spacious, and just so nice to be in a clean new space.

It’s so quiet at night with the new generator house so far away in the back of the property, just the sounds of the waves out front and the breezes through the coconut palm leaves.

The new bed frame designs with the fans inside the mossi nets is great, with shelving right by your head to keep your stuff at easy access. Sleeping is a dream.

The new land is amazing and it’s already starting to feel like home. Picking out new coconut trees for hanging hammocks. Just beginning the big job of landscaping, planting new trees and flowers, making new paths, just letting the way we live on the land direct the flow and adapting to the new space. That goes for furniture too, we’ve moved in the bed frames, but we’re just working out what we need and where, so we’ve brought out a furniture maker to do some custom shelves, cabinets, tables, and chairs.

The new kitchen and dining room are almost ready too!! So stoked!! We got a 50” TV for the new space to be able to put up the days pics over dinner or watch a movie, got a computer hooked up to it too with a hard drive full of movies and a speaker system flowing tunes all day and the same great food, cold coconuts, and fresh juices.

Building in Indo has been full of lessons in patience, new techniques of building, challenges, obstacles, and successes. We have been pretty blessed with good weather, so that’s been great. We’ve had 4 different teams of builders on the site so far, the Nias culture is super family centric and a bit transitory, so it’s hard to keep Nias people out here on Asu for a long time, they long for home and family, get cashed up, and flick off for a new scene… It can seem challenging at first, but it keeps bringing in new crew and fresh energy which has proven to be a good thing too.

We’ve been scoring some early season waves. January was exceptional with great weather and back to back SW swells. I spent February in Bali looking for furniture and finishing products like window coverings and light covers. There’s nowhere in Indo like Bali for finding creative home furnishings, everything the people make there is inspired with love, art, and craftsmanship. It’s just another level beyond the poverty and necessity that inspires most things here on Nias. And March has been pretty flat, some small waves out front and now that I have guests we’ve been getting really fun waves over at Bawa. But the flat spell was good for me to put my head down and get the camp ready for the first guests.

We’re optimistic for a great season. So far the weather has been really nice with light and variable winds, lots of sun, and just a bit of rain now and again. We’re anxious to see the Indian Ocean light up with the first swells of the season.

Earl’s Updates – Asu Camp April 1st2018-04-03T16:04:37+00:00