Surfing Galapagos

January 1st, 2007 | Posted by rob@baja3000.com in 2007 Galapagos | Past TGT Trips - (Comments Off on Surfing Galapagos)

We totally scored in the Galapagos. The trip was March 2-12, 2007. With 2+ days of travel, we were left with 8 solid days to surf, explore, learn, eat and drink. We had a fabulous boat at our disposal for 4 of the 8 days. We used it to go out of the tight knit community of San Cristobal and strike out to multiple breaks, like Tonga and Manglicito. When the surf was down, or we were surfed out, we would head to other locations, like kicker rock and a small inlet that had seals, iguana, blue-footed boobies and red-throated friggets.
Here are some surf shots… (Thanks to Joe Zuccolotto for the shots!)
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Loberia Left
Neumann
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Brough
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Wyatt
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Tonga
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Brough
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Wyatt
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The crew on the beach
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Manglicito
Brough
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Wyatt
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Joe
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Nuby

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These are some shots from our trip to Kicker Rock which is about 45 minutes off of San Cristobal. Our guide tricked us into snorkeling with sharks, seals, rays, turtles, etc…. The trick of course, was the shark portion… On the first dive, there were a handful of sharks. They would swim around 20′ below us as we passed through a 100-yard crack in the stone island, this was a HUGE adrenaline rush. On the second dive (ya, we went back in, Wyatt and Jof went in three times), there were dozens of primarily Galapagos sharks, but some white tip reef sharks as well… At one point, as many as 10 sharks slowly circled our human bait ball, looking for the weakest morsel. I would have bet against it at that moment, but we all wound up living.
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Seal Beach
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The Galapagos Trailer, by 500MPH