Connor - Our Chill Specialist Consultant testing out the latest
in leisure-wear out by the island.
It has been another great year of
sand beaches making for mellow launches and nick free fins.
The swells have been in the waist to chest high range as has
most of the rest of the
Pacific. There were moments
...like in June when those synchro-kite dewds attempted to
complete their mission of re-defining kite surfing. Their
efforts were rewarded with a very solid south swell in the
Chili-Bowl. More on that later in the mag.
was proud to host 2 EZZY Rig-Rip Clinics in May and July
of this year. David &
Graham Ezzy delivered a comprehensive program of rigging
techniques and the latest in wave sailing moves.
Attendees of both sessions were given expert hands-on
tutoring both on and off the water.
David commented on day
three that these groups
were already showing a dramatic improvement in their
skill levels. By the end of the week they were a
camp of lip smackers. The event was
capped off with an awards dinner complete with French
Quebec sailor Martin lecturing the group with the proper
technique of shot-gunning a Tecate after a wicked Chili Toreado.
The Ezzy's inked dates in
the SoloSports 2006 Calendar..make your plans now.
for highlights of the clinics
EZZY- RIG-N-RIP for 2006
July 22nd-29th &
was almost a year ago to the day when 3 talented kite surfers
met in Punta San Carlos to redefine the art of kite surfing.
Chuck Patterson, Corky Cullen and Kevin Trejo spent a
afternoon in perfect conditions in the Chili Bowl pushing the
limits of kite surfing. It was defined as synchronicity - a
sublime moment in time. This past June, Chuck and Kevin
along with Adam Koch, Joe
and others met again
in the Chili Bowl to push back the barriers even
further. They were blessed by nature with a solid south swell
and consistent winds.
SoloSports now has 13" x 19" digital prints
for sale either in our camp store in San Carlos or on the web.
These prints are suitable for framing & make great gifts. All
prints are $15.00 click on art to enlarge art
campstore for Internet sales
|Return to Punta
It was over ten years
when Brian Caserio and friends ventured east-south-east to
the distant point of land known to local fisherman
as Punta Kashigi. Traveling in an inflatable, the
group encountered numerous problems
misadventures making for a great
The general consensus was that it was not worth the
was rumored that this was just a ruse and that the
point was just like Trestles, a top SoCal surf spot.
Little has been spoken or written about it since.
In August of this year
Rodney-our camp host, Philippe Chery and I traveled to
the point to explore the entire area for future
possibilities. Unlike Brian's group who beached
their craft in 6 ft surf, we chose a one ft.day for
our adventure. We spent the day exploring the
canyon and coastal areas. We were amazed at
what we saw. In future issues of Ala Punta we will
share with you what we saw and experienced. I
will tell you this - we enjoyed it very much.
Philippe & Francois
Chery of France, recently returned to San Carlos
for a brief holiday. They are old SoloSports
family members and are the creators of the custom
handmade sun dial at the edge of camp. In
years past during a rare, windless, flat spell they
calculated the height of the mesa using high school
geometry, then graded themselves by hiking to the
top of the mesa with a GPS. They were 50ft off the GPS
his stay Philippe impressed the crowd with a
move of backdooring the bombora into an off the
lip....and making it!
(left) click for a better view
congratulations to Philippe who was recently
married.....Hope to see both of you soon.
First the old
Our winner this
issue for last issue's
photo is Kirk T ...SALUD!
we've got plenty-o-time Sid, the tide won't be
in for 6 hours so let's practice your stance..OK
chin up chest out, good now hold that pose"
now the new
look at the photo
& create a caption ...geeez!
is really a good one folks.....I expect great
things...Now get crackin''' and send them in to-
firstname.lastname@example.org and win a Punta San
Carlos T-shirt or something even better...like a
SoloSports "get out of Mexican jail FREE"
card. Here's one from a fan down the on the
just won't wait.
Staff made a whirlwind sales blitz to the Gorge in June.
It is always good to spend some quality time with good
friends Darryl (Big Winds) and Bill (DaKine) Morrisey.
and from the very
dusty attic...click if you dare
Time to hit za
road - SEEYA!
|We can't imagine
why you would not want to receive this
newsletter but I guess stranger things happen at
sea. So if you want us to cease & desist
we will, and we'll throw in a sincere apology
for good measure.
Hope we don't have to
folks that about wraps up the show this
quarter's issue..fall is shaping up to
be a zinger with long tales of the
monster hype down under.. and other
tales of plunder and blunder - Seeya! on
SoloSports now booking 2006 season
selling out many popular dates
published its 2006 schedule and demand for popular
space was immediate. "I've never seen
such interest, so early.. "expressed owner Kevin
Trejo. Kevin also commented "..that hard work and
sacrifice by all the staff plus many much needed
improvements really paid off with customer
satisfaction. Our guests this year were very
impressed with our new direction and I've received
many comments of support for our efforts. Our
Solace Lounge has proven to be the overall crowd
Check out our 2006
call for more
Love is in the air
& Mado of Quebec celebrate a major breakthrough in her
wave sailing adventures during the EZZY Rig-n-rip..awwwwwww
It was the season for couples in
the campo. Solosports has focused their improvements to make it
for couples. There were couples from Japan,
Mexico, Canada & of course the USA. Larger tents, more
diverse activities for couples and other subtle creature
comforts have paid off. Time to rethink bringing down that
special one. No more rough-in it. Still don't have one chick
flick in the DVD collection.....even though Rodney requested
Beaches.....too long on the punta Rodney.
of special ones... SoloSports broke new ground this year with
our youngest clinic attendee,
3 year old Stu Duncan, shown here with his dad Pete Duncan.
Stu AKA the chick magnet, had our
female kitchen in love after the first day in camp so it was a
week of spoiled rotten ......heard it was a little rough back
home on his return to normal life.
A short note from Kevin Trejo
The ever expanding SoloSports
For new guests it is
traditional to start our adventure holidays with a
handshake introduction. Then something magical
happens in the course of spending a week together.
There is the transformation from guest to family member.
I think it comes from my staff and their strong family
traditions that run deep in my own family. And of course
San Carlos weaves her own charm. Spending quality time
together in such a quality place brings out the best in
people and brings us all closer together. The
happiest part of all this is that it comes natural and
is not just a polite gesture.
By the end of the week a
parting handshake doesn't seem quite appropriate. That's
when it happens - that family hug and "hasta la vista"
as we part company. Just like family we
never like to say "goodbye". So if you spend a week with
us and feel compelled to give us a family hug....feel
free but we just might beat you to the punch. And
as you will see to and from our returning guests - it is
just as appropriate to welcome you with a Solo family hug.
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It is distilled at the Orendian's
The 80-proof Don Eduardo
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Available above & below the border
Secrets from the kitchen
Our Queen of the
kitchen Emerita Duarte has agreed to share some
of her "campo favorites" recipes. This first
dish is great for parties or a side dish
Emerita (left) & Idelia provide authentic Baja
cuisine to our SoloSports guests
Special Event Calendar
Adam Koch Kite
learn to kite surf
with Naish Kite Pro Adam Koch
click for more
Slingshot Kites Wave
& Demo Days
Leave your twin-tip
at home is the theme - Join Slingshot for a state
of the art wave riding clinic and latest
click for more info
of the month
all the buzz about such notables as Robbie Naish
returning to his roots, we have decided to
showcase those who see the value of both worlds.
Never mind that Chris works for Robbie..I think
his pole riding interest is genuine. Atta boy
Chris, seen here with just a few of his bros,
walking the dog during his recent SoloSports
"Really Beeg One Bachelor Party"
From all of us at
SoloSports "the best to both of you in your up
coming marriage....to your fiancé- not the dog
summer be without good friends - Karina & friend soakin'
it up in the Solo Campo and below Senor Trejo
with 6 or so cousins
strategic partner John Fritzgerald of Multi-Sail is
quite an artist. In addition to being a sail
maker and handling the repairs of sails and kites,
he finds the time to hand make fine acoustic guitars.
"Its all in the family" says John, "I come from a
long line of wood craftsmen, so creating guitars just
required some formal education for me to create my
own." John is also an accomplished guitarist
in his own right. At the moment he is not
pursuing a new career in guitar making however if
you are interested in that very special gift, you may convince him.
To contact John
for Sail/Kite repair/Guitar -
Them wuz good times
Jack Mattera group from Jersey back again & again &
Our Good friends-