South of the Border

The week before last I ended up sneaking away with a few friends to try and score some surf down in South America. We heard that there had been some fun south swells hitting down by our friends house in Nicaragua and decided to hop on a flight the next day and see what happened…

After throwing my 5`5 Lost/Aviso RNF and my 6`2 Rusty/Aviso in a boardbag and stuffing some clothes in a suitcase i was ready to go. It was a little bit short notice but I had been itching to get out of town and score some surf so I felt ready to go. Knowing my boards would arrive safe I only took the two boards and saved a bunch of money on board fees, which the airlines have gone Nazi over lately.

That is one of my favorite things about owning an Aviso Surfboard. They are by far the most durable surfboard I have ever come into contact with. When I am going on a trip I literally throw my boards in a bag and go. Not once in the last three years have I ever had a board get dinged on a plane. I even have one friend, Andy Ryan over at Quicksilver, who checked his Aviso RNF without even a board bag and had it arrive in New York in perfect condition!

Anyway, we arrived to find the waves the smallest they had been in a few weeks, but it was still head high in 75 degree water so I was doing just fine. Throughout the week the waves gradually picked up a bit each day, and over the last few days we ended up scoring some great surf somewhere in the four foot range (depending on where you are from!). I still have a bunch of pictures to go through but here are a few shots from the first couple of days, and I will upload a bunch more soon.

I hear there should be a pretty good south swell hitting the coast of California over the next few days so get out your Aviso and get ready…

I love how well my fish works.  If I could bring one board on a trip it would be my Aviso RNF or BD3!!

I love how well my fish works. If I could bring one board on a trip it would be my Aviso RNF or BD3. You can ride these boards in 2 foot surf or 6 foot and rip!

Getting my legs back after the flight...

Getting my legs back after the flight...

Getting in the groove with a couple of head dips

Getting in the groove with a couple of head dips

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