When my old buddy Chris suggested I jump on a last minute $300 flight to Colima, on the central West Coast of Mainland Mexico, I really couldn't give him any answer but, “How big of boards should I bring?”
“Well, give the fact that we're going to have access to a jet ski the whole time we're there should eliminate the need for the big guns.”
“Jet ski? Like step-offs? This just keeps getting better!”
“Yeah, pack your bags, we leave from Tijuana at 2:00 am Tuesday.”
Two days later we were crossing the US-Mexico border at San Ysidro bound for warm water solitary waves. The forecast looked promising, with a solid 5-8 ft 14 second period NW on its way to meet us.
We landed at about sunrise, and were met by a certain incognito ex-pat big wave surfer who would be our guide for the week (to protect the innocent, and more importantly, the guilty, names have been omitted). We headed straight westward and were in the water with the ski as quickly as possible to avoid the predictable onshore noon wind. The waves were pumping, the water was 80, I'll just let the photos do the talking…
Chris scoping the scene.
Paradise, really. I've already booked my flight for July to go back.