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[*] posted on 4-11-2016 at 10:05 PM

I basically grew up surfing in Baja Norte with my surfing Bros from 1965 till now with spots from Baja Malibu to Roberts Left at K-181. Everything has been fenced off for years now. They even closed Salsipuedes (Dangerous Curve) for years in the 90s. Surfers weren't allowed in Baja Malibu community. When they built the jetty at Stacks and ruined that spot but the fish guts smelling the water up wasn't missed too much. When the Kelp beds moved in and San Miguel didn't break for quite a while. When they built the big Hotel at Rauls in the 80s I guess that place was over unless ya stayed there. Many years spent at Salsipuedes with the Federales sneaking down late at night and ripping us off but they did leave us with 20 bucks for gas to get to the border if it hadn't rained and stranded us down there. Salsipuedes means "Leave if you can" and many times we didn't make it. Loved 3ms the best when it was on. One local buttcrack slashed 2 of my truck tires while I surfed and I was being very polite in the lineup. Drove back along the side of the road almost to Ensenada when 2 feds took pity on me and had me towed to a tire place. They replaced my tires with 2 different sizes and my truck drove and looked like a clown car but it was an memorable event and the waves were epic. Some Great Parties at La Fonda and surf too. Had a friend we called Big Al who was 5' and he was getting hot and heavy with a gal one night, kicked the parking brake in the heat of the moment and over they went. Both so drunk survived the fall but the car didn't. After a full day of surfing we'd head to town for our nightly Hussongs visit (Now there's some stories) bur first we'd stop at El Charro in town. Most people remember this place with the Big rotisseries in the front window full of 2LB chickens roasting over an open flame. 2 bucks ya got a half bird huge plate of fries and a cold cerveza, Muy Bueno. After Hussongs we would just devour the tacos next door which is now grown up restaurant with my boys still running the show. The night my brother brought back 3 trannies to our casa....Yikes..Oh yeah and the drunks that would climb the slippery wall at La Bufadora and slip into the rocks and sometimes make it to the abyss then they built fencing to help protect us from ourselves although they were mainly local dudes..There's a few for ya, Good Luck, Kevin
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[*] posted on 4-14-2016 at 03:38 PM

Quote: Originally posted by kboy24  
I basically grew up surfing in Baja Norte with my surfing Bros...

Hey Kboy, There's definitely some ripe stuff in there for sure. We should definitely talk and see if we can flush a story out of that. I like the whirlwind, stream of conscious thing you have going. It'd be cool to capture that in a story.
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[*] posted on 4-14-2016 at 03:41 PM

Quote: Originally posted by BajaBlanca

Here is my story and you can use it if you want.

Blanca, that's really great. And I agree with the other poster, you should do the second annual one now that a few years have gone by.

I think it could work. We need to bring some dramatic elements into it. But I don't see why it couldn't be a great addition to the book.

I'd like to talk some more about it.
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[*] posted on 4-15-2016 at 10:17 AM

a second one? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I definitely need to rewrite the story if I didn't quite capture the stress element well enough!

Blanca and Les
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