A very good friend @markomcinnis just lost everything and I mean everything in the Oregon Holiday Farm Fire. The fire came in so fast there was no time grab anything. The house burnt to the ground along with all his images family heirlooms, and everything he owned. Over his lifetime he has documented some incredible images that have made us smile or helped us to get out of our comfort zone and go search for waves or new places that we might never have ever visited. 2020 has been a very rough year for us all but if you have a few bucks to help him get back on his feet that would be amazing. He was so against this as he is one of the last people I know that would ever ask for help, but a few friends convinced him to let us set up a go fund me page. Please click here to donate if you can!
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2020 Las Palmeras Season Final Opens
To our wonderful clients:
We have finally found a way to attend our wonderful friends here in Salina Cruz. We are now able to “open our doors” here at Las Palmeras Surf Camp, but for now it will be different than what you are normally used to when you come visit us.
Please read below:
- We are accepting 6 people at a time, maximum 2 groups. For example: A group of 2 and a group of 4, or a full group of 6
- Your group will be staying at the Hotel Misión San José in Salina Cruz
- We will provide all transportation to and from the hotel to the beach. We will provide all food during your stay
- Airport transfers from Huatulco are $120 (US dollars) for 3 people or less, and $150 (US dollars) for 4-6 people each way
- Please be ready and willing to follow all COVID-19 protocols. Bring your mask!
Pricing is as follows:
- 1 person: $220 (US dollars) per day
- 2 people: $180 (US dollars) per day
- 3 – 6 people: $170 (US dollars) per day
Please contact Josh Mulcoy if you have any questions and would like to come down!
We are looking forward to seeing our friends and hope that everyone is staying healthy and safe during these crazy times.
David, Karla and Josh
ONCE AGAIN PUNTA CONEJO IS AT RISK:
The Mexican government is again starting to make noise with plans to extend the port of Salina Cruz into the lagoon and wetlands behind Punta Conejo, as well as the actual point.
To bring awareness to the state of Oaxaca and the city of Salina Cruz, we are hosting Ecofest Punta Conejo 2020.
The town of Playa Brasil is hosting Ecofest Punta Conejo 2020 this Coming April 10th, 11th and 12th, and we are looking for donations and visitors to help make our event strong and powerful, and show the government that we MUST SAVE PUNTA CONEJO.
Please help us raise money to support this wonderful event by donating what ever you can. All donations are appreciated!
Las Palmeras Surf Camp and Mulcoy Travel would like to extend gratitude to our wonderful friends we have made over the last 15 years guiding surf trips here in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico. Without all of you we would not be who we are today and we thank you for that! 2019 is almost over and 2020 is coming quickly. We are hopeful for prosperity, happiness, peace and love for all of our friends around the world. We are looking forward to reconnecting with you all in the coming New Year.
Thank you for letting us serve you over the past many years.
¡Feliz Año Neuvo a todos con mucha paz y mucho amor!
David, Karla Dylan, Zion and Josh Mulcoy
Visit Las Palmeras Surf Camp in 2020!
If you are interested in booking a trip for 2020 to Las Palmeras Surf Camp in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, please get in touch with us! Any questions or booking inquiries please get in touch with Josh Mulcoy:
One of my favorite people in the world turned 40 today. Feliz Cumpelaños David Ramirez! Wish we could hang out every day.
¡Salvemos Punta Conejo!
Save The Waves is officially launching a campaign to protect Punta Conejo, a renowned surf break along the coastline of Southern Oaxaca, threatened by the construction of a new industrial port project.
TAKE ACTION NOW! SIGN THE PETITION.
The Issue: The Mexican Federal Government announced the “Development Plan for the Isthmus of Tehuantepec”, which includes the development of a new industrial port in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca.
SALVEMOS PUNTA CONEJO EN SALINA CRUZ, OAXACA.
En diciembre del 2018 el Gobierno Federal anunció El Plan de Desarrollo del Istmo de Tehuantepec, el cual contempla la construcción del muelle de usos múltiples y el proyecto del nuevo puerto industrial en Salina Cruz, Oaxaca. En general, se reconoce la importancia de una nueva zona portuaria para México, pero se pide al Gobierno Federal no autorizar la construcción del nuevo puerto industrial en esta zona y explorar otras alternativas que causen menor daño al ecosistema y las economías que dependen de él.
El desarrollo del nuevo puerto industrial en el área propuesta, acabará con importantes ecosistemas tales como playa Brasil, playa Azul, la laguna de Salinas del Marqués y la zona de surf conocida como Punta Conejo.
Aunque el presidente de México ha explicado en diversas ocasiones que este y otros proyectos del sexenio se realizarán con respeto a la historia, cultura, tradiciones de las comunidades y al medio ambiente, el proyecto en esa zona implica dragar y destruir los humedales costeros con un impacto directo en la flora y fauna de la zona, la zona de rompientes para el surf, y la economía de la comunidad local. Salinas del Marqués, playa Azul y playa Brasil y sus alrededores no sólo son el hábitat de especies en peligro de extinción tales como la tortuga laúd y la tortuga olivácea o golfina, también son la principal fuente económica para los pescadores locales (pesca de camarón con técnicas tradicionales y extracción de sal). Con la construcción del nuevo puerto, este humedal sería destruido.
Asimismo, Punta Conejo es una zona de surf reconocida a nivel internacional. Es una zona con un alto valor geológico y cultural para el ecoturismo y la práctica del surf, y el desarrollo del nuevo puerto tendrá un impacto directo en la zona de la rompiente.
Por medio de esta petición se pide al Gobierno Federal no aprobar la construcción del nuevo puerto industrial en esta zona y explorar otras alternativas que no causen impacto al ecosistema y las economías que dependen del él.
SAVE PUNTA CONEJO IN SALINA CRUZ, OAXACA!
In December 2018 the Federal Government announced a development plan for the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, which considers the construction of a breakwater and a new industrial port in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca Mexico. This project as planned could potentially destroy the iconic wave and surrounding habitat of Punta Conejo.
Save the Waves Coalition and our partners recognize the importance of ports for commerce in Mexico, but are imploring the Federal Government not to authorize the construction of a port at this location, which would cause irreversible damage to the wave and ecosystem. We ask that the government explore alternatives that would not result in the destruction of this ecosystem and the economies that depend on it.
The proposed project will impact various natural areas including Playa Brazil, Playa Azul, Salinas del Marques Lagoon, and the surfing area known as Punta Conejo.
Although the President of Mexico has explained on several occasions that every project during his tenure would respect the history, culture and traditions of local communities and the environment, this project would destroy the wetlands and surrounding habitats with a direct impact to wildlife, the wave, and the local economy. Salinas del Marques, Playa Azul, and Playa Brazil are habitat for vulnerable species including the olive ridley and leatherback sea turtles and the local community depends on this ecosystem for fishing and salt production. With the construction of a new port in this area, the wetland would be destroyed.
Punta Conejo is an internationally recognized wave of excellent quality. It is the driver of tourism in the area with surfers coming from around the world to surf the point break. The development of a new port would have a direct impact on the quality of this public resource.
This petition asks the Federal Government to not approve the construction of a new industrial port in the area of Punta Conejo and explore alternatives that do not destroy the ecosystems and economies that depend on a healthy Punta Conejo.
Indian Ocean Season is in Full Swing
Earl over at Asu Camp reports that the Indian Ocean has been pumping. Glassy days filled with solid swell have the crew surfing out front at Asu, as well other secret locations.
Looking for a summer trip? Asu might be the perfect spot for you.
These current slots are available:
June 10th -18th – 2 people
July 23rd -Aug 2nd – 4 people
August 2nd – 12th – 6 people
Sep 27th – October 15th – 4 people
Oct 15th – October 31st – 6 people
Get in touch with Josh and lets make it happen.
Another post via Earl at Asu Camp.
“Woke up to a new swell, 2 feet at 16 seconds. Wind stayed down all day while I surfed with one other guy for the morning session and alone in the evening. 3 to 4 feet and perfect.”
Who want’s to go this spring?