Monday, March 28, 2011
Marchin' thru March- part 2
We were planning our mission to El Salvador. the beachie has started to become unruly in Hermosa with the south swells lighting up the coast. For a surfer with a set of wheels, this is the best time of year to go to Costa Rica. But for us- no car, no money for a taxi or even a daily bus mission, we were getting frustrated. Playa Hermosa, anyone can tell you, is a dumpy little beach break in dry season- but come rainy season it's become a monsterously unmanagable wave with any sizable swell - unless of course you have a dozen or so boards to break. The boards we had were already falling apart and we certainly didn't have enough money to buy boards if ours fell victim to the oceans tantrums. So we opted to find a less hazardous wave. We also needed to find somewhere that could use our services in exchange for letting us stay- we simply had little money to put towards rent. That's where El Sal came in. We'd passed thru there before on a bus to Nicaragua from Guatemala, but stayed only one night in the city, San Salvador, in transit. With all these stories and photos of waves that can hold the big rainy season swells, we were pretty keen to get up there. We scraped together what we could and bought the ticabus tickets up.
Our last day in Costa Rica will be the last day in March- I can only hope that age old saying will apply this year- "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb....."