Playa Chica was a dream come true. But the dream also came with hundreds of mosquito bites, some sunburn and sand. Sand everywhere. So while we were sad to leave Fish and our beach paradise, there was certainly some excitement about the prospect of a shower. Oh and our next stop, Guadalajara, was the birthplace of tequila, so we had that going for us.
One month into the Mexico Surf Safari and there hadn't really been all that much surf. There was some safari, but it had resulted in one of our two stallions being sent to the wrecks after only a week. However, as New Years approached, it looked like the game of hide and seek with the surf gods was over.
We tied the knot on our loop of Southeast Mexico after making it back to Mexico city from Oaxaca. Christmas and New Years was looming and Mexico city was a perfect place to settle down for a few nights to plan out our next roadie. Well, it would be perfect place, but you’re talking about five Aussies here, who literally either want to just party or watch Netflix. We did exactly that.
With the new boards strapped on to the roof and the squad all in the one car we headed south in search of waves and sunny warm beaches. Oaxaca is a surf state and while the swell didn’t always play its part, the beaches were still amazing.
The dream of the Mex trip was to surf endlessly on beautiful waves, and what better place to start than the surfing capital of Mexico, Puerto Escondido. Turns out, apparently anywhere would’ve been a better place to start. There was no surf and instead with filled our time dealing with lots of accidents. Classic.
Refining our Tetris skills acquired in the early days of high school, we loaded everyone’s bags into the back our cars and filled them to the brim. Unsure whether we had too much weight, we crawled out of the carpark of our accommodation in Mexico City and prayed that the cars would make it out of the city for the start of our roadtrip.
‘Yeah yeah yeah mate just come to Mex and fang it around with us for a few months, she’ll be right’. This was pretty much our pitch to Harry, Paige, Mylene, Eleanor, Ben and Laura as we convinced them to come to Mexico to buy some cars and have a dope time.