Calou's Blog

Cruising with the crew of CALOU on the Baja Ha-ha and Pacific Puddle Jump

Surfing Day

19 March 2011
John's Blog Updated. Original post with photos:' Latitude: 20.870548 Longitude: -105.443274

Ever since I arrived back in Mexico almost a month ago I've been wanting to go back up to Sayulita. I first visited it in January and really enjoyed my short stay there. Today Francois and I took three different buses and made it to Sayulita in time for surfing at high tide.

We rented boards (about $4.50 and hour) and paddled out. This was my first time ever surfing and Francois' second (he went a few days ago). I caught some great beginner waves and was able to stand up and ride quite a few of them into the beach. Standing up was actually easier than expected. I think surfing is one of those must have water skills, so nice to add this skill set.

After riding the waves for a few hours we turned our boards back in and had a very nice late lunch on the beach. Sayulita is a really laid back town and has a great eclectic feel to it. It was a nice change compared to the fancy resort we have been staying at.

On the way out of town we surprised one of my clients by randomly showing up at his hotel and ice cream shop. I tried to meet him when I was there in January but missed him, so great to now get to meet him. He is planning some major expansions now so it was great to meet him and possibly work with him in selling my reservation system to other Sayulita businesses. What a great way to turn a surf day into a business trip! My client is also a surfer, so it was critical that I get into the surfer way of thinking so I could better relate to him.

Tonight at the boat, I went up on dock to photograph the supermoon. It rose huge and orange through the haze.

On the boat front, all the major projects are completed, plus our spinnaker and barometer arrived. Now we just have to re-mount the solar panels and finish up our provisioning and we should be good to go
Vessel Name: Calou
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 47
Hailing Port: The Corinthian Yacht Club, Tiburon, CA
Crew: Bruce, Pascale, Antoine
Extra: Sailing on the 20th Annual Baja Ha-ha, departing mid October 2013 from Tiburon, and continuing to cruise Mexico. This will be our 3rd Haha. In 2011 we sailed the Puddle Jump from Mexico to French Polynesia, then up to Hawaii and back to San Francisco.
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