|Pavones, an absolutely gorgeous surfing backdrop.|
|The main street, the only street in town.|
|Horses on the beach.|
Up at dawn it was, with Amy in tow as a beach spectator and photographer. But mainly she comes because she worries I will drown or something, not sure what she would do from shore if this did occur, but it makes her feel better. It was still a little dark when I headed out which made for the most amazing sunrise and unveiling of my surroundings, that of a sandy bay littered with jagged rock outcrops flanked to the waters edge with rainforest. The waves were small-ish still lots of fun but not enough size to wrap round the headlands to the full 1km possible ride. Still, it was a really consistent, nice ride. More and more surfers palled out over the next few hours, definitely the busiest spot I have surfed at with well over 30 surfers. Did make the line-up for the main wave a tad crowded, but I paddled pretty aggressively and definitely got my share of waves. Didn't stop some young locals who were just amazing surfers, they got me almost every time, little buggers! So that was me from about 6 till 9am the three mornings we were there. Wave after wave. The best waves I have surfed and the most technically I have surfed.
|Getting some turns in on the face.|
|Riding home in the back of a truck.|
|Punta Banco beach.|
|Off for another surf.|