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Last week the swell from Hurricane Michael traveled hundreds of miles across the Gulf and exploded into the narrow ship channel on the south side of our little sandbar. The wave rarely breaks, so it’s always a treat when it does.

South Padre Island, Surfing

Hurricane Michael Swell

About a week after Ariela was born we decided we were ready to head South to Guerrero, where Ryan’s family has a home. We piled in the Silverado for the 12-hour drive, and decided to make quick stop halfway through in La Ticla, a world-famous surf spot in Michoacan, Mexico. We drove through the windy…

Mexico, Surfing, Travels

La Ticla

August has arrived and Summer seems to be wrapping up around our little island. The days are getting shorter. Kids are starting to start school back up. It almost never even felt like summer now that I work a 9 to 5. But we made it to the beach as much as possible, and I…

Damian Julio, Eva Pilar, South Padre Island, Surfing, Texas

Summer Daze

Last September Ryan and I took a little surf trip to Guerrero, Mexico. It was my first time in the state since I was a kid. I was instantly reminded of why I had always dreamed of moving down to Mexico and opening a little surf hotel. The weather is gorgeous, the beaches are empty…

Mexico, Surfing, Travels

Somewhere in Mexico…

Here we are, halfway through 2015. I remember starting the new year cold and ready for warmer Texas weather. I didn’t have any besties around and spent all day every day with my two babies. I didn’t mind, really. We’d go on our beach walks and our nature walks all bundled up in our sweaters. I…

Surfing

Back in the Water

Right after breakfast we loaded up our little rental Toyota with the missing hubcap and hit the road. The first star on our map was Jamnesia Surf Camp, the only place we knew of to rent a board in Jamaica. To get there, we’d have to drive south to the opposite side of the island,…

Jamaica, Surfing, Travels

Jamaica: Searching for Waves

Right after breakfast we loaded up our little rental Toyota with the missing hubcap and hit the road. The first star on our map was Jamnesia Surf Camp, the only place we knew of to rent a board in Jamaica. To get there, we’d have to drive south to the opposite side of the island,…

Jamaica, Surfing, Travels

Jamaica: Searching for Waves