Sunday May 9th
Sunday myself and 3 others opted out of driving back to El Rancho to go fishing instead. I was pretty surfed out at this point and figured a morning off might be a good idea. We hired a local Pescador named Samba. Samba is located way at the north end of the road in Troncones where it turns right. Can’t miss the signs. Super nice, friendly, decent prices. We got to Samba’s place early and caught the sunrise over the mountains from the water. We didn’t go very far out and ended up fishing maybe 100 yards from breaking waves in his little boat. The swell was looking good and i figured that our friends were scoring the Ranch good. Over the course of 4 hours we ended up catching a shit ton of fish. Probably about 15 or so. Mackerel, Rooster Fish and a few others i can’t remember. We only had one more night so we didn’t keep most of the fish. (Next time i go to Mex im going fishing right off the bat. Then ya eat fresh fish for a few days.) We ended up feasting that night on most of the fish we caught. Made some ceviche–I never knew all it was lime juice and sealife. So good.
Our buddys who opted out of fishing and instead went to the Ranch had a bit of adventure. While we were busy fishing and tripping on how good and big the waves looked from the boat, sure that they were scoring, they never made it. The road to the Ranch isn’t that bad. Or at least it wasn’t this time of year. The road is tightly lined with bushes and shrubs for most of it’s route making getting by on coming cars a bit of a squeeze. These guys found the one stump right next to the road and hit it somehow, almost rolling their rented Jeep. Aside from a bad blast to the forehead, a totaled vehicle bill, and not being able to surf the Ranch everything worked out. As always…could’a been worse.
The plan was to head out to the Ranch after the fishing trip and meet up with our friends. We ended up getting back to the the hotel right as they showed up with a busted Jeep. We never made it to the Ranch. We were so surfed and sunned out that we pretty much slept most of the day. Totally exhausted. Surfed the sketchy spot right in front of the place that eve right before pigging out on fish. Here’s a vid:
Monday May 10th
We got up pretty early that morning and headed out to the Ranch. Our flight out of Zihuatenejo wasn’t till 4:50pm so we had plenty of time. When we got there there was already about ten people in the water. As we were getting ready another 10 showed up. The line up was fairly crowded, though im sure it gets way worse. There was a group of Cali dudes that pretty much nailed every wave. Fun to watch. After a while i sat a bit inside and started picking off waves. There was a few sections that most people couldn’t make so i got pretty much all the waves that i wanted. Got on one that was well over head and fast as shit. Most of the waves that morning were about shoulder high, long and racey. I want to go back.