This is truly an international year in
the campo. We've booked guests from
different countries with more on the way.
Our newest market
niche - educational field trips, has been the
major source but we've also seen a significant
increase in sailors from all over the globe.
From Mauritania to Argentina, Norway, Australia
and the Ukraine, the list keeps growing.
And all these folks have one thing in common,
they love San Carlos and they love those Baja
finished up our EZZY Rig-Rip with some great
highlights and we've got loads of other
news to tell you so bust out a fog and get
comfortable. Oh you don't know Fog's yet? - look below,
run to the frig, we'll wait.
known it for awhile now. Punta San Carlos
is about more than water sports. Our
Mountain bike program has really taken off this
year and our cultural program is now a staple on
our adventure holiday menu.
We are very excited about our
newest market niche - Educational Field Trips.
This year we have hosted groups from the Montana
State University and the University of Aberdeen
in Scotland. Geology is the topic of the
day as the local area offers a world class venue
of rare examples of the ancient sea floor.
Instructors indicate that San Carlos offers one
of the best walk through classrooms of natural
the world. The mix of watermen and
students sparks very eclectic conversations of the
ancient natural history of the area as well as
exhibitions of all water sports. It is
important to note that even though our guest is
count is up, our newest program has had zero
impact on the water. Can't say the same
for the banos.
Despite the differences
in interests, one common bond seems to be the
Baja Fog. Every evening, Poobah Trejo
initiates the newbies with a ritual steeped in San
After a few incantations and a
guzzling or two, the pledges are welcomed into the
fold with ...you guessed it, another Fog. More
on the Fog later in the zine.
We are planning to host
more field trips in the future. Anthropology,
Biology, Marine Biology, and many more fields of
study have great potential. If you know of an
educational group that would benefit from our guest
services, please pass this on....we will certainly
make it worth your while! Ed
really heated up when the Ezzy's came to town.
Graham Ezzy, straight from the
Europe, picked up the pointer & started class.
On the third week he was joined by his dad and
younger brother Haydn. Attendees enjoyed
the clinic as well as sampling many of the
mountain bike trails, the newest craze -
paddle boarding, surfing and of course
wave sailing with Graham. One of the
highlights of the week was a wave sailing contest
among the attendees. In the group were 5 lads
from England, our good
friends from Montreal, Quebec - the Big Mama group & a
cute English couple on extended holiday - Gwen &
Dan. Final consensus - a good time was had
by all. Graham is off again to Princeton U as a
first year student - Good Job & Good Luck, Graham!
When you spend as much time at Punta
San Carlos as we do, you begin to notice many
natural wonders in the landscape. Over the years we
have seen many formations resembling faces - what do
you think? Have you ever seen other faces not shown
here. Let us know. The first five photos
are faces. The cactus photo is summer
solstice marker near the point, then there is the
most recent summer solstice on the mesa & finally
the scorpius constellation, a prominent
constellation in the summer night sky -revered by
the native peoples.
just Water Sports
Several years ago I started mountain biking in San
We began making single track trails in the
hills behind camp. Today there are
over 60 miles of single track
gambit of ability level from family fun to
technical. It was during this time of
riding outside of the view of the ocean that
I began to realize that Punta San Carlos was
more than just water sports. It
reminded me of a Pacific Islander expression
- "Standing on the backs of whales fishing
Since that time the SoloSports team has
pursued the possibilities of other
activities at the camp with great success.
This year we have hosted our first
educational field trips. We are
working on more for 2008. We also
offer a series of cultural tours
exclusively for our SoloSports guests.
Although they are still at the dream stage,
we foresee the day when we will offer
overnight horseback adventures to the mesa
and points eastward. Then there are
corporate team-building events, sales
retreats and even special healthy lifestyle
seminars. The sky is the limit!
We are currently designing interpretive
displays to enhance our multi-use trails
experience. We are highlighting points of interest
and botanical information. Whether you
mountain bike, run, jog, or hike, our trails
are the perfect way to help you experience
all that is San Carlos.
But for those of you that can't seem to
break your minds and bodies free of the sea,
Along with everything else we are dreaming
about, in our hearts & minds - its still
about riding the wave, on a surfboard, kite
board or sailboard. SALUD
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Matt's first wave camp back
in April with Team Saskatchewan brought high praise from
Along with Kevin McGillivray, the
instructors dazzled the crew with a complete list of
tips & tricks,
power jibes, tacks, back loops and forwards to basic
rigging tips and wave knowledge.
Kevin Mac's best girl Lisa served up the fun from
behind the bar at the Chili-bomb
cantina & full time confessional. See Lisa below
behind the bar.
Team Saskatchewan, a lively group
from the cold blue north, were quick to take over
the bar, the activity room & the gear
room. Boomer, their mascot, technical & spiritual
guru, kept everyone in stitches with his antics and
hijinks. Team Sask are among the few
strong sailing clubs in the world. SoloSports is proud to support this great organization in
their efforts to keep windsurfing alive and well.
GREAT JOB GUYS!
"We could have sold more space for the clinic but we have found that too many students detracts from the
intimacy of one on one instruction" said
SoloSports owner Kevin Trejo. To satisfy the demand, we
worked out the details for another wave camp in
September and we're jazzed to have the Matt team back."
check out this link
still a few spaces left for this super event. Call
949.289.7779 to make your reservation - ED
like a "MASH" reunion than a band practice the original
WINDTRACKS team is indeed back on the case
of producing great art. Clay Feeter at the helm
has enlisted or is it seditioned the original
Bunch"- Glenn Dubock, Steve West, Tom Byrnes, Drew
Kampion, Dana Miller, Clark Merritt, Kurt Feeter & a
long sordid cast list of waterlogged characters to
create his latest fantasy, Windsurf Journal.
Partnering with a French e-zine of the same name, Clay
intends this printed pub to host International coverage
with the core being windsurfing and the sports that
compliment it. The SoloSports Campstore is the official
Baja field office, pressroom and teahouse for the staff
and will have issues for sale.
is in March 2008. Click the links below for the scoop
and subscription info. SALUD CLAY! its been a ling
biking San Carlos
is an experience not to be missed. Don't worry about a
level of difficulty beyond your abilities. We have
trails for everyone including the whole family.
From the adventure filled Badlands to the scenic
Top of the World, there are over 60 miles of single
track waiting to thrill you. We are currently
completing our trail signs which will provide important
information to maximize your ride enjoyment.
you pack your mountain bike, don't forget extra tubes.
Having your tires slimed is also a great way to keep on
riding. SoloSports guests should pack their special
pedals and other personalized items. Mountain
bikes and helmets are included with the price of the all
SoloSports Adventure Holidays. See ya on the
some old familiar faces around camp this year
with the anticipation of seeing others later
this season. Pioneer PSC sailor
Tom Servais, a free-lance surf
photo journalist dropped by to reminisce and
promote his SURFERS JOURNAL photo book -very
Buck Lyons of Vela
Vacations and friend Rick
flew in to check out the campo and savor the
side off delights for a few days this spring.
Jeff (golden throat) King another PSC
pioneer, is reported to be coming home to PSC
this September with a few friends...Hide the
women! It is rumored that Jeff's pal
famous 60's surfer Mike Doyle is kiting now.
Speaking of kiting...Kite board
shaper John Amundsen proudly admitted
that he has taken up windsurfing at Backyards
North Shore Oahu. there
is hope for world peace!
He and Chris Strong were
on hand for a freak south swell in July.
And speaking of world peace! !! Rich Myers,
PSC as a wave sailing destination will be in camp
with his son Ry in October to work with Windsurf
Journal on a life & times feature. It will
almost be 20 years since his last session on the
point. And speaking of the Journal, look
for articles on Kevin Trejo and Punta San Carlos
- part ll to appear sometime next year.