Wednesday, August 24, 2011

REAL Peru 2011

After having a week or so to decompress from travel, I took some time to look through some of the photos accumulated over the 10 day trip.  I cant help but be blown away by the memories that the photos stir up.  The morning glass offs with fish filled lineups, the dust I think I'm still finding, big open faces,  and best of all pure stoke!  Fellow Liquid Force and REAL Teamrider Jason Slezak, REAL Co-Founder Matt Nuzzo, myself, and eighteen of the happiest people I've met ventured off into North Peru for one of the best kite vacations ever.

We stayed at the beautiful Samana Chakra Resort located in the little town of Mancora.  The place was amazing from the accommodations to the food, everything was top notch and dialed in.  Plus every morning it is glassy and it is only a short walk to a very nice left hand point.  I had some of the best waves of my life in the wee hours of the morning...simply amazing.

Everyday around 11 we would load up the four vans with ungodly amounts of gear and drive off into the ancient desert.  The sandstone was 45-55 million years old and riddled with chasms and canyons, what a sight.  We would end up going to any of the several points that were working that day, looking for good conditions.  We found some amazing wind and waves at Tres Crusas, a giant left point in the middle of nowhere.

We spent the next 10 days sessioning our asses off, surfing every chance we could and kiting most days until dark.  There were no late nights on this trip, people could hardly stay awake for dessert most nights.  That's what the trip is about though, riding hard and racking up that session count.  I just hope everyone that joined us had as amazing time as I did.  Now its time to batten down the hatches for this weekends Hurricane.  Check back in for some big wave shredding!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Liquid Force 2012 Catalog

Check out the 2012 Liquid Force Product Catalog shot in beautiful Cape Verde.  It was shot by the great Bryan Elkus and it turned out amazing!  
 2012 is going to be an amazing out!