We have had some great groups this year.
Taka Noguchi from Japan by far brought a great bunch of very
talented windsurfers that really kept us running to keep up!
Taka & his wife, are seasoned San Carlos regulars.
A few common sense hiking
The San Carlos area
offers every hiker from rookie to advanced an incredible experience.
Breathtaking vistas, desert flora & animal life, geology, historical
& cultural venues or just a spiritual walk in the wilderness - San Carlos never disappoints.
If you wish to take a brief walk or
serious day hike to the top of the mesa, please follow these
suggestions. These tips will help to ensure that your walk is a
If at all possible hike with a buddy-
its safer that way & its nice to have someone to share the
experience with. Determine that you share like abilities. A
mismatch can be a bummer for all. Get everyone's buy-in
to the hike plan first.
If you must venture out
solo, advise friends, neighbors... anyone, of where you are going
and when you anticipate returning. If for some reason you
become lost or injured at least a search party will have an idea of
where to start looking for you if you fail to return at your
designated time. If you can't do that, put a note on your windshield
with details of your hiking plan.
you have a planned itinerary and have advised others, don't deviate from it. You are in
a vast wilderness area and rescue resources are limited. The first
place anyone will look for you is where you said you would be.
Carry plenty of water.
Biking water bladders are great in addition to bottled water.
To conserve energy, place several bottles of water at the beginning
of your hike path. This will come in handy on your return. Bring at
least a gallon per person. Gatorade type products are a
- Hydrate & carbo load prior to starting your hike. Eliminate waste
prior to departure. Stretching prior also will improve your
body's performance. Bring sustenance such as Power bars, Trail Mix,
fruit & other high energy foods to keep you going.
a sensible hat,
clothes & shoes. Hiking boots or athletic shoes work best.
Sandals do not offer good protection from cactus, rocks and
your gear before hand for potential failures. Bring a supply of duct
with you and use it liberally. Sunstroke & sun-poisoning can
severely limit your ability to return hike and can impair your judgment
with disorientation and delusion.
Bring a headlamp with
fresh batteries or at least a flashlight in the event you find
yourself returning after dark. It is best to monitor the
daylight to ensure a safe return in daylight. Hiking at night
is not advisable.
2-way radios, if you
have them, can keep you in touch with your base camp. Remember to
check & change batteries.
Have a foot first aid
kit with moleskin, tape and band aids for blisters and other mishaps.
Be cautious for snakes
and other critters. Its is best not to provoke the wildlife.
historical/cultural areas do not touch or deface rock art or engage
in excavations of any kind. This area is under the protection
of the Mexican Govt. as a national treasure and removal of artifacts
is illegal. It is important to leave these areas in tact for
future sanctioned archeological projects. Please respect these
We encourage everyone to
explore the beautiful pristine wilderness. For more
information as to what to see visit our Campo.
Our own Rodney prepares for the tube of
his life on the point. Recently the late summer mega souths provided
those fortunate enough to be there with some sic sessions. photo Steve (Windtracker)
Strategic Partners EZZY Sails &
Streamlined to Sponsor Solo Test Center in 2005
SoloSports has had a
good strong relationship with both EZZY sails and Streamlined bases
over the years. We believe that our guests deserve the best
equipment for our special set of conditions and both these strategic
partners have always been there for us. We recently met to
discuss how to add more dynamic to our services. As a result
we all greed that Campo SoloSports should be a test center for these
Effective in 2005 we will offer all interested persons the
opportunity to test out EZZY sails, rigged with Streamlined Masts,
Booms & Bases. All equipment will also be for sale.
Dave Dominy-Streamlined has added
several new products to his line. A new boom and narrow
diameter masts compliment his already Baja tested el duro mast
Don't miss this opportunity to see how
great these products will improve your wavesailing performance.
Graham Ezzy playing in the shallow end
on a 2005 EZZY SE wave sail
Pin-up Tequila of the month
Before we get into all the snooty
tah-tah's, its only fair to tell you that this month's beauty is
dedicated to Richie Myers, a PSC pioneer whose tall tales of a mysto
point to the south launched a 1000 SUV's. Richie has
always been a fan of Centenario. yeah Richie Nice, nice,
nice, nice, nice, nice
Handcrafted in Jalisco, Mexico, Gran
Centenario's select portfolio of 100% Blue Agave Tequilas are made
using the original Selección Suave (smooth selection) process
devised by its creator, Lazaro Gallardo, in 1857. This unique
process blends newly rested Tequilas with the smoothest, aged
Tequila reserves creating the highest quality and best tasting
Tequila available. The result is a collection of three
award-winning, ultra-premium Tequilas - Plata (silver), Reposado
(rested) and Añejo (aged) - each one heralded for their fine quality
and unique flavor.
Remember - drink responsibly & drink
often - WC Fields
Planning your trip down
Hurricanes rarely travel up as high
as Punta San Carlos. It doesn't mean that it doesn't effect the
local weather. It can, but usually for only a few days and nothing
like being in it. There are a number of public information systems
on the TV and the web that can give you up-to-date info if you have
concerns about traveling during hurricane\ season. Unfortunately we
are not trained meteorologists and prefer to decline speculation as to
what the weather will be. We also will decline political, love & medical advice. We will be happy to critique your
sailing or kiting style, usually with the help of a Tecate or two.
The sad point is - WE DON"T KNOW ANYMORE THAN YOU DO
and are proud to admit it.
So .... that's the long and short of it.
We try to answer all inquires on the e-mail & the phone answering machine
but sometimes we are just swamped and can't ....don't take it personally,
especially after this little diatribe. Hope to see you down there in
whatever weather mother nature bestows upon us!
KT & Clark -
hooked on Surfline, NOAA and the weather
Little known facts dept. - Worst thing to ever hit
Hamster Dance - remix........aaaagggghhhhhh!
Who says women can't have a great time-
Debbie Dockray resting after a hike
It ain't just all about watersports
Its taken awhile now for it to sink in
but the word's finally out. Sure San Carlos is still a
premiere windsurfing, kiting & surfing destination but for those
fortunate to see, its so much more. Mountain biking, hiking, dirt
bike riding and a personal favorite -relaxing without all the
trappings of "el Norte" is really catching on.
2004 saw the most diverse crowd of San
Carlos guests than any other year. At Campo Solo we offer
enough activities for those non-aquatic sports enthusiasts to make
it the perfect destination for everyone. At Solo we offer
educational, cultural and historical excursions of the local area.
Want to learn to cook authentic Baja Mexican cuisine? Our
cocinera Emerita will be happy to share her
magic in the kitchen,
from making homemade tortillas to chile rellenos. For those
more adventurous..our local commercial fishermen will be happy to
take you out for a real "day in the life" outing in their barcas.
So before you make your 2005 bookings,
consider taking that special someone to share in your adventure.....as
long as its not your pet ferret, python or pooch.
Jack Mattera, long time SoloSports
family member busts late afternoon air. We are fortunate to know
Jack. Each year he brings the greatest bunch from the NJ/
Philly area. One of the best trips KT and I always look
forward to hosting. Also one of the worst hangovers I've ever
hosted. SALUD to all the Jumpin Jack Flashers! See
has teamed up with ahh - an eclectic lot
to bring you west coast kiting antics at
their brinyman finest.
DVD. Check it out -
I previewed it last week and haven't had
the huevos to hit the beach since. Good PSC stuff!
A must see for all diehard RUNMAN fans ! Check it out even if you
don't kite - at
or the SoloSports Campo
cinema for guests.