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!
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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!
Here are a couple of clips filmed by David Ramirez from Late March, 2018 down in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico at Las Palmeras Surf Camp. The surfers are Surfer Photographer Grant Ellis, Aaron Bierman and Josh Mulcoy. Enjoy!
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.
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:
Looking to go boardless? Check out AWAYCO for boardless travel options to Salina Cruz
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.
$850.00 USD for 10 nights/11 days – (normally $1250.00 USD)
Get in touch with Josh Mulcoy and he will make it happen!
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.
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.
Photographer Grant Ellis and myself found a gem last week in Southern Mexico at Las Palmeras Surf Camp. Stoked to have already made a few trips down there is year. It’s setting up to be a good season so far, this week in particular should be firing with good swell and good winds. Let’s go!