Thursday, October 26, 2006

Huatulco, Mexico

Yeah,
This is where the trip has picked up some steam, we have been having a sick time here. The AC of plaza Conejos, sick beach and point breaks, and the white water has this place high on my destinations list. I have been in Mexico for a little over 2 weeks and it's just getting better and better. Here is THE VIDEO It's very worthy taking a look at!!!

Huatulco is a big tourist town on the West coast of the country, we are staying right out side of the main city in the town of Santa Cruz. We have some super nice locals cooking 3 meals a day for us, other than Tuesday night pizza that is. After our arrival here we went stright to the beach. A beach/point break called playa Majon. The waves are epic here, I have been lots of places around the world and this place is close to the best it gets for kayaksurf, but let the video do justice.

On the river side of things we have done 2 different rivers here so far, the Copalita, and the Zimaton. The Alamana section of the Copalita is fun class III-IV river running play. It has been so high that all the normal play is flushed out replaced with tall surging waves. The Zimaton is what they say here in Mexico "La Raja". It's a cross between the Lower Palguin in Chile and the White Salmon in Washington. Full of tight smooth granite gorges, stuffed with sick (IV+ V-) rapids and fun boofs. None of the rapids are super difficult but together they make up an epic run. There is one rapid that is by far the hardest of the run, a big chunker at the take out called "El Chorro". It has a stout enterence that leads right in to a 10-15 footer, sounds sick!! The problem with the rapid is that the 10-15 footer lands in a nasty tight gorge with a terrifing cave behind the curtin and undercut walls surronding the exit. We had a few scary moments here in our trip so far but everyone is fine and still smiling. This is a river to set your sights on, if you plan a trip to Mexico, it would be a crime not to do this one.

Right now I have a very swollen finger and a possible ear infection, so I have been kickin' it the last few days. Keep checking in and I will keep updating with our stories and adventures. Later E.G.

5 comments:

Billy Boylan said...

Nice video. Tell LJ I'm glad that he is still alive. The surf looks aight. Props to Reid for the seal launch. It is now a proven scientific fact that the Dagglestiens have down syndrome. Nice.
Always Yours,
-Little Silver-Back Mountain Gorilla

RiotAJ said...

Hey Evan,

Nice dude. That surf looks huge! We had one day out there where it was close to that level, but not that big. Pretty sick stuff man. Anyway, yeah, the Z is some sweet stuff. Looks a tid-bit higher by the looks of el choro than when we did it. Fucking sketchy place to swim man. The Z is one of the best creeks you will do in mexico, for sure (w/ wcka). The salto is pretty cool too, the micos is fun to screw around on, and I heard the tomate is sweet as well. Have fun dude,

-Adam

Kurt said...

E.G.

Looks like you guys are having the time of your lives!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep the pics. comming we love them. Tell Reid to stay away from the girls!!!!!!!!! Tell every one to be safe....

Kurt
Reids Dad

lanej said...

Yeah Evan! I wish I was running that shit. I have heard some nasty stories about the last drop on the Zimaton and that video reinforces the sketchness of that drop. Fire it up!

Team KayakPucon said...

HOOOOOOOOOLA compadres Evan y LJ
que buenazo esta el video, yo estube en jalcomulco tambien y estubo bien Chulo cabron...

Mucha suerte y y no $%&/())(/&&% tanto por ase mal,jajajaja...

Have realy fun all the time...
Rodrigo
www.kayakpucon.net CHILE