INSTRUCTION for just about everyone
is common knowledge that PSC is the perfect venue to
learn, refine and enhance your wave sailing skills,
overshadowing Maui and the Caribbean. The gentle
breaking waves in side-off conditions offer wave sailors
the optimum classroom. Truth is, most of the time
our average wave conditions are 1-4 ft. with 18-25mph.
All of our instruction programs include video & still photo
teaching aids as well as hands-on personalized
instruction. Our instructors are top notch and
dedicated to your improvement. A week of
instruction really can make a difference in your
Over the past few years we have included
a myriad of wave camps by some of the best instructors
and coaches in the sport. The result?
Very happy guests. Many have come back year after
year because they see the positive results of the instruction....
and we see it too!
Take for instance, Dr. Jeff Albright of
Portland Oregon. Jeff just celebrated his 8th
holiday with us of which several
were wavecamps. As the SAH lensman, I see
firsthand how much Jeff has improved....and I have the photos
to prove it. see photo right His
recent time with us put him in the face of some very
challenging wave/wind conditions. Jeff charged it
while others either sat it out or limited their go-outs
to the shallow end. SALUD Jeff!
So what does that mean to you? Do you
want to learn wave sailing or improve your
existing skill set. We still have room for you in
the classroom. Check out our remaining wavecamp
schedule below and click the event for more information
or call -
Kevin Trejo 949.289.7779
Pritchard & Wyatt Miller wavecamps
SoloSports Campo season opener
Matt & Wyatt put on quite
a show to open the SAH season. These two
to back wavecamps featured top instruction in great
conditions. Matt, backed up with Kevin McGillivray &
Casey Hauser is back after his dirt bike injury last
year. Attendees came from all over the world and
enjoyed not only mixing it up on the water but at the
Chili-Bomb cantina afterwards.
13 yr. old
the most improved. Watch out! -This girl's a no-fear
charger! Guest Dave Robinson took a
nasty bonk on the head and it was Dr. Andre Rousseau &
another Solo guest - Dr. Mike Klotz that
performed the emergency medical services. Towards the end of
the week, the Solo staff coerced both Docs to pull a
prank on Dave by presenting him with a bill. Dave,
an accomplished prankster in his own right, mildly
winced for a moment and responded "...of course, you'll
take a check".
Wyatt Miller showed up in
on the heels of Matt & crew with an arsenal of Naish
sails, boards & SUPS. This is Wyatt's
second year on the podium and he came well prepared.
Guests were treated to not only wave sailing instruction
but also freestyle and SUP training as well. Of
course the week
couldn't go by without a bit of hijinks and chicanery.
Master of Chicanerano studies, Martin Charland, was on
hand with a trunk full of props & a head full of ...well
let's just say the boy is insanely talented on any stage
provided or on one he constructs himself. Midweek
- we were visited by the crew of the Enterprise - a
mixed bag of rogues & rascals, much to the chagrin
of the guests. In true form, this stellar crew
always get's their man even if their phazers were candy
bars. Rumor has it, Iron Man is next.
There's more -
ain't so. Solo Campo has long been host to the
bizarre and this tale is no exception. Wyatt, an avid
skateboarder, used to skate (illegally) on the
U campus. The campus police had him on their 10
most wanted list for years. BU Officer
Lechmanik had one goal before he retired - to get his man
- in this case - Wiley Wyatt. Officer John, a SFO
bay sailor, saw a flyer for Wyatt's camp and signed up.
At the end of the week he nabbed his man. Wyatt,
not to be outdone, threatened to fail him if he didn't
cease & desist. I believe the matter was resolved over a
Fog at the cantina. Glad we got that out of the way.
Can't we all just get along?
|A few WS standouts
dropped by this Spring. We
caught a few on them on and off the water -
SAH Holiday party of the year
Come celebrate a week of
mind-bending, gut busting & sidesplitting activities at
Punta San Carlos & help set Mexican
tradition back...... ohhh several hundred years!
We'll have Halloween,
El Dia de Los Muertos, KT's famous Salmon & Crab
specialties, surfing, standup paddle boarding, MTB, Baja
Fogs and the resurrection of
(banned in most middle eastern
countries) - the
dreaded TRB - Tequila & Red Bull, fireworks and
more fun than you can shake your stick at.
You don't wanna miss this one!!
click here for more info or call!
It all started with an
Argentinean Geologist guest a while back. Each morning
he would mix a strange looking tea in an even stranger
looking hollow gourd. After a few days I asked him
what he was doing. He explained the tea, Yerba Matte was
a very popular drink in Argentina, rivaling coffee.
He offered me a drink from his gourd thru an exotic
metal straw called a bombilla. Within minutes I began to feel
a surge of much
needed energy as I would be shooting most of the day.
It was a different energy boost, much different
than coffee. He continued - Yerba mate was
discovered centuries ago by the indigenous people in
South America and has been consumed to enhance vitality,
clarity, and well-being. With 24
vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, 11 polyphenols,
caffeine, and is high in antioxidants, yerba mate
triumphs as nature’s most balanced stimulant.
By the end of that hard day, I was impressed. A
few months later while hosting several pro MTB'ers, I
noticed one of them, Josh Bender, preparing Guayaki
Yerba Matte. Josh was kind enough to share his
supply with me as well as some of the other guests.
The results were the same. OUTSTANDING!
There was a small problem with me doing the Macarena on
the kitchen table, netting me being 86'ed by the
Cocineras but heck, I'm sure your results will vary.
That's when we decided to include it on our drink list. So whether phot'in on the point, sailing or biking
trails all day, Yerba Matte is the perfect performance
enhancer. Don't worry about a gourd & straw,
we serve it in tea bags, coffee press or cold berry
blend in the cooler. We're sure you'll enjoy it.
Ask for it next time you're in camp -
stoked Yerba Matte drinker
BIKING - the time has come for
yet another sport to take it's place in the lineup of world
class activities at Punta
It started out years ago with a few windsurfing/mountain
bikers who saw the potential of the hillside terrain as a great
place to ride their bikes. These pioneers made their own
trails & while others sat on the sidelines on windless days,
they filled the time with the same enthusiasm & bravado they had
on the water.
Over time, the trail system grew as more
visitors looking for alternative activities discovered the
diversified terrain as excellent for trail riding.
In 2009 SoloSports Adventure Holidays began to aggressively
pursue developing mountain biking as a stand
alone sport in PSC. Owner Kevin Trejo knew that the best
way to generate interest was to invite several pro bikers
down to see for themselves. In May 2009, pro rider Chris
Van Dine & crew discovered first hand just how much PSC had to
offer. Chris made several trails and specialty fun rides
in the Badlands. The result
3 thumbs up! Punta San Carlos has what it takes to be a world
class MTB location. Chris went back home & became our
MTB/PSC disciple. Soon after, Mountain Bike mag expressed an interest in
featuring PSC as the newest MTB travel destination. More
pros followed including Cam McCaul, Randy Spangler, Josh Bender
and Claire Buchar. Cam contacted Anthill Films raving
about our conditions prompting them to feature PSC in their just
At the close of 2009, PSC was firmly on the map. 2 major
magazine features, a first class movie and a buzz that was
morphing into a full roar.
In 2010 SAH attended the
prestigious MTB event, the
"SEA OTTER CLASSIC" in Monterey California.
This was also the movie premiere of
Punta San Carlos was definitely the buzz of the show.
To meet the needs of the MTB guests, SoloSports has beefed up
their MTB fleet with more high end Santa Cruz bikes. In
addition to adding more trails, Solo guest Doug Dockray has
created a bike pump track right off the edge of camp. The
goal of SAH is to have enough trails and specialty rides to keep
the most active dedicated MTB'er' busy for a week. For more
MTB@PSC click this link
call Kevin Trejo at 949.289.7779
Moods of the Chili Bomb
Cantina & Solace Lounge host guests in a myriad of moods.
Start the day with a fresh cup of your favorite beverage & chill in the
lounge with your IPOD, IPAD or good book. Later in the
afternoon, happy hour ushers in spent guests just as the Fog rolls in - Baja Fog
that is. It's party time until dinner with rocking tunes
& tales of mucho bravado or recollections of the agonies of
Whether you just
grab a paddle or add a sail, SUP@PSC is just another way to
stretch your sports card for the day. At Solo Campo we
offer entry level instruction with novice to pro equipment to get you out
there. Starting the morning with a quick paddle before the
wind comes up is a great way to limber up for your main event.
On light days, don a sail and be out there in 8-12mph.
Many of our guests have found wave sailing a SUP so much fun
they've opted to stay out after it gets windy enough to sail.
was blatantly stolen from Windsurfing on-line Magazine
freestyler Casey Hauser has got his
hands on a hot new toy — the Shadowbox,
a GPS unit that wasn’t built for triathletes and trailblazers. Check out
here and our quick interview
below to get the lowdown on the next
As simply as possible,
what is the Shadowbox?
It’s a personal GPS unit
that records not just speed, but
movement of the entire board in all
three dimensions. You’ll know how fast
you were going, how high you jumped, or
how fast you were rotating.
Is it only for
Far from it. It can help regular sailors
by telling you something like your board
angle and trim in and out of jibes,
where you’re slowing down and where
you’re speeding up. It’s a training aid
for sailors. You can take a “ride file”
from a pro rider and do an overlay with
your own ride file and see where the
differences are. A recreational sailor
might be stepping too far back with his
foot and sinking the tail and that shows
up on the ride file.
How does it mount on the
mounts with your mast base — totally
How has it improved your
For back loops (like the first one in the
video above), I wasn’t carving straight
up the ramp enough and was coming up
with too much lateral speed. By carving
harder in to where the ramp was steeper,
I was able to go straight up and stick
my back loops. By viewing the ride file,
I could see how much distance I was
traveling laterally rather than
vertically, and come back and fix it the
Casey Hauser & Shadowbox to be an
integral part of our upcoming event the
WINDSPORT BOARD TEST & WOMEN"S
CLINIC. Sept. 18-25. for more
"Everybody Loves Rodney!"
Wow, it's hard to imagine we're on our 24th season in Punta San
Carlos! I'm still trying to figure out how I did those first 14
seasons without Rodney Howard. You know Rodney, everybody loves
Rodney! The most common phrase heard in camp seems to be "Have
you seen Rodney? Rodney is the "Go To Guy" for just about
anything and everybody! When you need a sail, you go see Rodney,
when you need to know what size board to ride, you go see
Rodney, If you find a snake in you tent, you guessed it, you go
of us here at SAH wear many hats as far as the work we do to
make your adventure one you'll never forget and Rodney changes
hats so fast most of us don't even notice. Some of the things
Rodney does are very noticeable like sending you out on the
right gear to make your session the best you've ever had while
others like making sure you have water for a hot shower go
unnoticed even though we hear all the time from our guests stuff
like "That was the best shower I've ever had"
Rodney's duties are endless and many. Most of them are done
stealthily behind the scenes to keep things running smooth and
only surface when he takes much deserved time to go get barreled
at the point, smack the lip like a pro on his sailboard, fly his
plane or riding his new toy, a trials motorcycle. Then, when you
find a snake in your tent and can't find Rodney we all see just
how important he really is. Thanks Rodney! Thanks for keeping
all our toys clean and running smooth, thanks for keeping the
lights on, the showers hot, the camp dialed, the kitchen
working, the internet working, shade over our heads, carpet
under our feet, thanks for dialing our guests into the right
size sail, right size board, the best bike, thanks for launching
and landing our kites, thanks for fixing everything we break and
showing us what trails to ride, thanks for the weather reports,
the hot tips on when to go out for a session but most of all
thanks for showing our guests an experience they couldn't get
without your tireless help. You have truly earned your nickname
of "Super Mario"!
From all of us at Solosports and beyond, thanks you for the last
10+ years of service!
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there's a gift I'd like to get...hint, hint - ED
UNBELIEVABLE BUT TRUE -
Fly-in, Van or Drive-Yourself - they're all
25% off, all dates in June - July 2010! June &
July have long been great months for wind & waves and
best of all - light on crowds. If you're looking
to do some serious adventure sports, then you can't pass
up this great opportunity to see Punta San Carlos.
These holidays include all the famous
amenities of our regular holidays - great food,
beverages, cantina drinks, accommodations, location and if your needing
gear - that's also part of this special package pricing.
So what are you waiting for - pick up the phone & call
us at 949.289.7779 or
e-mail to start
"Life is one
long process of getting tired."
all you liddle Lebowski's, the time has come to shine on brightly.
We're looking for the right move to be performed in the best bowling
lane there is - the Chili Bowl. Right now, Wyatt Miller has
thrown down the gauntlet....ahhh I mean bowling glove and expects no
takers. A always impartial, totally bribable group of hand picked
judges will decide who shall be christened the "Dewd of the Bowl".
So practice real hard and bring your best move on down to the Chili Bowl
proving grounds. And you don't even have to be house trained! The winner will
have their move adorn a special t-shirt &
sweatshirt which we're sure will tie the store room together. For more information on how you can be the "Dewd"
Best get a move on now, time's a