Part of the current crew was lucky enough to attend and assist in a baja beach bikini photo shoot for our friends over at eve7 swimwear (check’m out). We headed out on a Friday to a bitchen gated community a few miles south of Rosarito, baja Mex. after a nightmare of traffic on the 5 we crossed the border as the sun went down. Sort of a bummer to miss the cool views of the quick drive to the house! we arrived and the party was on. Our friends that had arrived previously greeted us with shots, smiles and good vibes. As a group we decided to show some of the first timers what downtown Rosarito was really like so where did we go? Papas & Beer! -duh- (shoulda taken them to Anthony’s right?!). We quickly made friends and the DJ was shouting or current crew to the whole crackin shindig in no time. Our private pilot Luke, found himself two SDSU girls in town for spring break and decided he wanted to stay! Told the girls we would need a photo of their ID. made him tell me clearly 3 times he was safe to leave, and did just that. Left his ass and headed home.
Day two, first things first verified the Luke was back and he sure was ( B A R E L Y ). after we shoot the hangover and chased the hair of the dog down we headed out for a dive. We could see a healthy kelp patty a few hundred yards offshore past the sweet surf break. As a group we headed out to mess around and scored with a little bit of life despite the terrible green water visibility. Also! Our new friend Mark, a veteran of war bomb defuser and double paraplegic even strapped on his fin legs and came out for a bit! Much respect for that, we were astonished on his skills.
After our dive the crew drank some more, of course and worked our way down to the beach to begin the photoshoot. As the sun set it made for some epic shots! Great place to shoot indeed. As the sun set, we decided to head south for dinner to a sweet little lobster town for great food and free margaritas. ( no longer cheap lobster dinners though ) Pretty bummed that locals can take any sized lobsters there and it shows. The reef was dead, we didn’t spot a single bug.
Sunday we had to check out of our house so we headed up the street to our buddy that owns the swimwear company to do some more product shots, play some drinking games and relax by the pool until it was time to head out. The very nice man that rented us our house actually provided us with a “fast pass” which made exiting a breeze. We entered the boarder check point with 4 cars in front of us. Legendary. Mexico you were a blast, we will see you again soon.
Part of the current crew headed out mid day saturday to see our boy Jeff and finish off lobster season with a bang. We loaded up the boat, strapped with plenty of beer and dive gear for 3 dudes and two beautiful ladies. We also brought the unimportant things like sleeping bags. We made it to the island, checked into the little bungalows (awesome for 55$ a night) met up with Jeff and headed out for a dive. Didn’t find any of the yellow or white kinds but grabbed a few lobsters and some nice reef fish for the BBQ. As we motored back to two harbors we got to whiteness the most amazing bright red and purple sunset. Put out a killer vibe over the clan.
We got a mooring for the skiffer and headed back to the bungalows for deodorant and shots. One quick call to Jeff and we were off to a rad little kick back BBQ where the girls made bacon lobster burgers from scratch and fresh tails to go along with. Of course we ended up tanked and stumbled down to the beach where Jeff dialed is in with a massive pallet fire right on the beach. The dude lives the life, literally the closest home to the water his front yard features a chill wood deck bar, then fucking sand. Doesn’t get much more rad then that. Couple members decided to sack up and crash on Jeffs floor. Come morning time we headed back to verify their existence and discovered some very hung over individuals! After some very expensive breakfast at the isthmus cafe we rounded the troops. We grabbed some 6.50$ a gallon fuel and made our way back to the west end. Ended the day with some smaller grade yellows and a quick ride home. Great weekend, on a great island with, with amazing friends.