The small coastal town of Puerto Escondido, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca is world renown for housing the heaviest beachbreak in the world, Zicatela, aka Mex Pipe. At this world famous stretch of sand over sized swells march up the Pacific coast of South and Central America and come to an abrupt end on Zicatela's infamous shores. I have to admit that I was more than a little intimidated when I first made the decision to visit this wave rich town as a big wave surfer I am not.Read More
During my last week at Misión México I was stoked to have one final fun session surfing with and capturing photos of these amazing kids doing what they love most. On this day we were greeted by a fresh and nicely groomed fun 3-4ft swell breaking off the breakwall and I was quickly out there following around after the frothing grommets who were absolutely ripping.Read More
The magic of surfing. I am pretty sure almost every surfer would agree that the sport of surfing has made a strong positive impact on their lives whether it be from a fitness/health point of view to a lifestyle and even spiritual perspective. Many surfers often allude to the fact that while they are surfing and riding a wave nothing in life seems to matter. While surfing they can easily forget many of life's troubles and return to the beach relaxed with a fresh, clear and unstressed mind. While this may appear trivial to many non surfers out there this form of escapism (or truly living in the moment) is what makes surfing addictive and keeps many paddling back out for just one more wave. For someone who has lived a difficult life and faced many trials and tribulations an introduction into the sport of surfing can be truly life changing. I strongly believe that this has been the case for many children who have lived at Misión México where I have spent the last six months volunteering.Read More
Working with kids and volunteering is something I never really envisioned myself doing but after deciding to leave my life in Australia behind and travel for two years through South and Central America I soon found myself doing just that when I volunteered at children's refuge Misión México.Read More
Live your life, love the life you live.....these are words of which I now try to live my life by. Two years ago in Sydney, Australia I found myself relatively unhappy and somewhat frustrated with the life I was living. I wanted my life back and wanted to experience and feel the once familiar but long lost sense of adventure throughout may veins once again. I was desperate to step out of my comfortable life and step into a new life of fresh and unfamiliar challenges and experiences.
Through this blog I plan to detail my travels and experiences as well as my surf photography so in essence this blog will be a mix of surf, travel and culture.....so join me and follow my journey.Read More