A Review of Surfing Spots
15 January 2009 | Saladitas
Well, we found two new surf spots after leaving Isla Grande, and I can definitely tell you which one I liked better.
Our friends from Desiderada accompanied us about ten miles north and we stopped at a little, no-name surf spot on Monday morning. Jeff, along with Mike and Fletcher from Desiderada, got out their boards almost immediately. I paddled around on my boogie board, but the waves were too intimidating for me to try a landing on the beach. I wouldn't have minded that, but we really pounded at anchor in that spot. Even with a bow and stern anchor out, we couldn't fight the swell. There was such a strong current racing by that we made a wake while sitting still. The snubber on the bow anchor had chafed through by morning, and neither Jeff nor I slept well that night. The stern anchor was so deeply buried that Jeff had to dive on it to retrieve it.
About seven miles up the coast it was a whole new ball game, however.
On Tuesday we dropped anchor at a little place called Saladitas. Just a perfect choice. Jeff and company got in some surfing while I was able to take my boogie board to the beach and enjoy some kayaking on the other. The beach was lined with some very fancy homes and we got to take a tour of one of them. The owner was originally from Alaska and seemed thrilled to show us around the place. It was quite impressive.
We noted yesterday that in the last three and half weeks, we have moved only 17 miles. Quite a change from the previous 6 weeks in which we covered 1700 miles.
Pulled up the anchors about midnight last night and found very little wind out there. We motored until about 4 A.M. when the breeze picked up enough to sail. We sailed the next eight hours and arrived at Caleta de Campos a little after noon. The surf spot Rio Nexpa is just around the corner about two miles away.