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26 July 2010

Daydreaming.... This place looks amazing. I wanted to go to surf camp for my 40th birthday, so I can be like these ladies, but things went all ahoo with the job search and then moving and all. Maybe this coming spring...who wants to go?
I would love to go, but travel to Hawaii is just too freakin' expensive for my budget at this time. Makes a girl want to MOVE to Hawaii, just so she has some time to surf!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 26 July | 08:53
It's in Mexico, TPS! This looks fabulous. I've been looking for something like this, I never thought about surfing, though.
posted by rainbaby 26 July | 08:55
Hell yeah. That looks awesome.
posted by gaspode 26 July | 09:23
Ha! The prices made me think it was in Hawaii; I had looked at something similar in Hawaii awhile back.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 26 July | 09:29
Yeah, it's kinda pricey for 1 week, and of course doesn't include airfare or all meals. It'd definitely be a splurge, but I'm in favor of marking my milestone birthday (however belated) in a splurgey way, if I can save up for it.
posted by Miko 26 July | 09:38
It includes lots though. I wanted to do a splurge for mine, and missed out, too.
posted by rainbaby 26 July | 09:44
Go for it! If we all live vicariously through you, it's like we all went, and then the cost per person would be very low indeed :D
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 26 July | 09:51
I had to dig around to figure out where it is. . .Pto. Escondido, in Oaxaca. Nice place. . .Rather than Mexico, it is more of an outpost of International Beach Culture, like Phuket or Barcelona.

But good waves (never surfed there but been in bodysurfing).
posted by danf 26 July | 10:03
I'd actually looked at that camp a while's a bit too rich for my current budget (especially with the lack of included meals) but it's oh so tempting.
posted by Fuzzbean 26 July | 11:47
Does Hawaaii have decent internet? If so, I'm packing to move already.
posted by dabitch 26 July | 16:52
Oooooh. I want to go. I've always wanted to surf. That looks so great. And I love that it's all women. And the idea of a week all to myself with something so fun to learn sounds .. just amazing. My last vacation was 5 years ago. What a great idea. I didn't even look at how much it is .. that would be too much reality for this lovely dream.
posted by Kangaroo 26 July | 17:12
My big (and only) sister was the surf champion in the family. She was a bit better than I was, but that was enough to get her nearly into the elite of women's surfing. There was no money in it then, though.

I was just another guy out in the water. I also had to inherit her old boards.

I still have a board and a wetsuit, and whenever it's decent and I am in So Cal at my mom's I'll go out.
posted by danf 26 July | 19:29
Jon's actually the one who would love to learn how to surf. I'm sure he wouldn't mind all the ladies around, either. :) I'm more a boat kind of person myself (I did used to water ski, once upon a time).
posted by Pips 27 July | 08:17
As an overweight Mid Westerner, surfing was never the obvious athletic choice for me. But I've been an avid spectator since I was a kid. My Netflix is full of surf movies and I subscribed to Surfer magazine for several years. Plus my family still makes fun of the fact that on a Florida vacation I made them detour to Ron Jons Surf Shop where they insist they thought I was going to cry when I walked in. Surfing and scuba diving are at the top of my list of things I want to do before I die. I get hopeful every time I see something on TV about an old guy that surfs everyday but didn't start until he was in his fifties. It might not be too late.
posted by Slack-a-gogo 27 July | 08:40
I'll daydream along with you! Looks hell fun.

Oddly enough the only time I didn't live near a beach was when I lived in Central Tokyo. But I never really got into surfing because no one I know does it so I feel I dunno a bit stupid about going and and being so crap at it by myself.
posted by gomichild 27 July | 20:15
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