Baja Deep South

2024 Dates
Sat, February 3 - Sat February 10
(Contact To Book)
Sun, February 11 - Sun, February 18 - SOLD OUT
Sun, February 18 - Sun, February 25 - AVAILABLE

$2,499/person - 3-4 Surfers Max
All-Inclusive (airfare and alcohol not included)
7 Days / 6 Nights
*Intermediate - Experienced Surfers

This is a very exclusive trip to southern Baja. Here's a list of types of waves available:

  • Long left-hand point break
  • 2 Right-hand point breaks
  • Draining right-hand reef break
  • 3 Perfect Reef Peaks
  • Option to explore outside of this area

Your trip covers all the essentials:
-Full-Time Baja Experienced Bilingual Surf Guide/Instructor
-Local Guide and Assistant
-Ground Transportation (Fully Mexico Insured Vehicle)
-Full-Time Photographer (Land And/Or Water)
-Accommodations
-Private Chef Cooking All Meals
-Airport Pick Up/Drop Off
-All High-Resolution Photos And HD Video Clips
-Baja Deep South Awards

Sample Surf Adventure Agenda

Day 1  
Arrive in La Paz, Baja California, Mexico
Head to base camp just 45 minutes from the airport
Possible Surf / Dinner / Sleep 

Day 2
Wake up / Breakfast
Surf all morning
Come back to base camp for lunch
Afternoon surf session
Dinner / Photo Slide Show / Video tutorial

Day 3 - 6
Surf the empty coastline of the Pacific side
Eat three meals a day
Photo Slide Show / Video tutorial

Day 7
Possible Surf / Breakfast
Airport drop off

**On small or windy days, we have the option to venture into the beautiful town of La Paz. There we'll stroll the boardwalk and shop for souvenirs for our loved ones.

Accommodations
West Coast Main House
Hot Water/Shower/Toilet
Room 1 - 2 twin beds
Room 2 - 1 bunk bed
Living Room - Sofa bed

West Coast Quonset Hut
Outside Hot Water Shower
Outdoor Toilet
Bunk beds

*Main House amenities available for all guests
*Daily house cleaning

Meals
Private Local Chef - Three (3) delicious meals a day, adventure lunches to go, and flavorful deserts to die for. Your belly will be happy on the daily.

Flights
You'll want to fly to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. There are direct flights from Tijuana to La Paz at https://www.volaris.com/. They offer discounts quite often. Just be sure to mention that you have sporting equipment and pay online or on the phone upfront for your sporting equipment. If you try to add luggage or sporting equipment at the counter you will be charged double. Contact me with any questions or if you need help booking flights.

Get ready to lock in your spot and slide into the empty line-ups of Baja! 

 

Cabo Exploration

Cabo Exploration

2024 Dates
August 2 - 9 (Friday to Friday)
August 10 - 17 (Saturday to Saturday)

Price: $2,499 USD/Person / Single Queen Bed Room / All-Inclusive*

Location: Entire Southern Tip Of The Baja Peninsula
Duration: 
One Week
Capacity: 4 Surfers Maximum
Wave Riding Vehicle: 
Longboard, Midlength, Fish, Shortboard
*Airfare & Alcohol Not Included


 

The price of your trip covers all the essentials:
-Full-Time CPR/First Aid Certified Surf Guide/Instructor (Former California State Lifeguard)
-Accommodations - Own Room With Queen Bed & AC
-Airport Shuttles
-Welcome Dinner
-3 Meals A Day
-Ground Transportation
-Full-Time Photographer- Photos, Drone Footage, HD Video
-Instructional Surf Video Sessions
-Farewell Dinner (Look Your Best)
-End Of Trip Awards
-Filtered Water While On Surf Patrol - Bring Your Own Water Bottle
-Snacks While On Surf Patrol
-1 to 2 Lazy Afternoon Tours (Cabo San Lucas Arch / Beach Day At Santa Maria)
-All High-Resolution Photos, Drone Footage And HD Video Clips Included
*Alcohol Not Included

I've been running trips down to Cabo since 2003. Cabo Exploration was created with the same adventurous frame of mind as my first trip back in 1989. This trip is all about dawn patroling each day in search of perfection. Our surf adventure playground will consist of breaks from the East Cape all the way up the west coast towards Todo Santos. 

We'll take an afternoon or two for some rest and relaxation on the beaches of the southern corridor. We'll visit the infamous Cabo Arch and swim in the beautiful waters of Santa Maria Bay. Los Cabos has so much to offer and we'll take it all in during your week-long trip.

Here's a sample itinerary of your week at the tip of Baja:

Day 1
Arrive in San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California, Mexico
I Will Personally Pick You Up From Airport
Settle Into Base Camp / Possible Sunset Surf / Dinner / Sleep

Day 2 - 7
Dawn Patrol
Drive to Pacific Side or East Cape (Depending On Swell)
Eat Breakfast While On Surf Patrol
Surf As Much As Possible
Lunch Then Nap
Possible Afternoon Surf Session
Dinner / Photo Slide Show / Video tutorials

Day 8
Early Surf
Breakfast
Pack
Airport drop off

Please email me with help with getting flights down to San Jose Del Cabo (SJD). SoCal surfers, if you plan to fly on Volaris, please have a look at the baggage policies regarding regular luggage and sports luggage. Plus, be sure to buy your extra luggage fees online or call in. You will pay double at the counter on the day of your flight. 


Volaris Baggage Policy: https://cms.volaris.com/en/travel-info/baggage-policy/
Volaris Sports Luggage Policy: https://cms.volaris.com/en/travel-info/baggage-policy/musical-instruments-and-sports-equipment/

For more info and to get your next trip started, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 619-788-2456.


Trip Date Available Registered Cost BOOK
Cabo Exploration - August 2-9 08-02-2024 - 08-09-2024 4 0 $2,499.00
Cabo Exploration - August 10-17 08-10-2024 - 08-17-2024 4 0 $2,499.00

Costa Rica Exploration

Costa Rica Exploration is meant for the adventure surfer who is ready to hop in an off-road vehicle, drive away from the crowded breaks and search for empty perfection. We will be flying into the region known for its many left-hand point breaks. Plus, we'll hitch a boat ride over to a right-hand wave when it's time to switch it up. Warm water waves, good food and the ultimate surf expedition... if this is what you need in your life, then this trip is for you.

MAY 27 - JUNE 3, 2024 SOLD OUT

Interested but can't make the dates listed above, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Price: $3,200 USD / Person / Individual Room
(Couples Discount Available)

Available Spots: 4
Location: Southern Costa Rica
Accommodations: AC, Spectacular Views, Private Room
Duration: Monday to Monday
Wave Riding Vehicle:  All Boards Welcome. Board rentals are the way to go. We have shaper Randy who has a great selection of boards. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details on airline limitations if you want to bring your own board.
*Airfare And Alcohol Not Included
Couples Discount: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today and get the details.

 

The price of your trip covers all the essentials:
-Full-Time CPR/First Aid Certified Surf Guide/Instructor (Former California State Lifeguard)
-Individual Rooms - Accommodations Minutes From The Beach
-Airport Shuttles - To/From Golfito Airport
-Epic Boat Ride Out To Right Point Breaks With Captain William Mata
-3 Meals A Day / Fruit, Coffee, Toast, Snacks At House
-Ground Transportation To Surf Spots And Adventures
-Full-Time Photographer (Land And/Or Water)
-After-Surf Instructional Video Sessions
-End Of Trip Awards
-Filtered Water While On “Surf Patrol” - Bring Your Own Water Bottle
-All High-Resolution Photos, 4K Drone Footage And HD Video Clips

Costa Rica's coastline is like no other. You're going to discover the southern region's beautiful left-hand point breaks. Of course, the goofy footers are going to be stoked but not to worry regular footers... we will be looking for rights as well. In fact, we're going to wait for the best day to take the ponga across the channel to surf the right-point break on the peninsula. No need to bring your wetsuits. The warm waters of the Pacific will flow over your body and bring all your senses to a special place on the planet.

Manny V has been to central Costa Rica several times with groups so driving through the jungles and concrete roads in the Costa Rica Adventure Mobile (C-RAM) will come naturally. He'll be in the driver's seat and always takes safety as his number priority. Real, raw, and epic adventures await.

Now, here's a sample itinerary of your week in the tropics:

Saturday
Arrive at Golfito Airport
I Pick You Up From Airport In Our 4x4 SUV Costa Rica Adventure Mobile (C-RAM)
Settle Into Base Camp

Monday - Friday
Check Forecast, Make Calls To The Locals To Determine Where We Ride With The Least Amount Of People
Hop In The C-RAM (Costa Rica Adventure Mobile)
Surf Our Brains Out
Come Back To Hotel For Lunch And Rest
Head Out For An Afternoon Surf Session
Photo Slide Show / Video tutorials
Dinner & Rest
Awards Dinner (Friday Night)
*Exploration & Optional Adventures (Zipline, ATV, Etc.) Will Be Made As A Group

Saturday
Airport drop off

 

The Accommodations
This exquisite estate boasts dual kitchens, both nestled within the serene confines of the property. With its dedicated Fiberoptic Internet line, your browsing and online activities will be met with unparalleled speed. Prepare to captivate your friends and family with this stunning abode, offering breathtaking vistas of the ocean and rainforest, a perfect backdrop after an exhilarating day of riding pristine waves. Indulge in the luxury of three bar tops, a gas range stove, and outdoor hammocks, allowing you to unwind while immersing yourself in the harmonious sounds of wildlife and the wonders of Costa Rica's picturesque landscape. Rest assured, privacy, safety, and meticulous upkeep are the hallmarks of this exceptional property.

The main house encompasses a well-appointed kitchen, a spacious living room, an elegant dining room, a convenient laundry room, and a full bathroom featuring an extra-large bathtub on the ground floor. The kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line "Curtis" stainless steel pots and pans, ensuring a superior cooking experience. Upstairs, two bedrooms offer splendid water views and come complete with air conditioning. This newer construction showcases custom furniture and cabinetry crafted from exotic hardwood and rare rainforest woods.

The main bathroom on the ground floor boasts a generous shower and a full-size bathtub, complemented by a consistent supply of hot water. For outdoor culinary delights and entertaining, an exquisite Rancho awaits, featuring a gas range stovetop, a sink, a teak table accommodating eight individuals, two inviting bar tops, relaxing hammocks, and a resplendent marble kitchen.

The property further encompasses a functional live-work space, furnished with a desk, a computer, and high-speed Fiberoptic wireless internet. Additionally, indulge in Netflix entertainment on the 50-inch HD Smart TV. From every angle, you'll be treated to extraordinary vistas that grace this enchanting property. Attached to the Rancho, another bedroom and bathroom (Room 3) provide comfort and tranquility. The room features a bunk bed with a queen-size bed on the bottom and a double bed on the top. Immerse yourself in the brand-new walk-in shower, enjoy the abundance of hot water, AC and relish the picturesque views of the water and rainforest.

Getting There
It's going to be a little bit of a mission to get to paradise. It's the most comfortable and fastest way to get to Pavones is via flying to Golfito Airport. You're going to fly out and arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica on Friday. Book a room at a hotel near the airport that has a shuttle. Then, you'll return to the airport the next day to take an early flight to Golfito. 

Coming Back To Your Home
If you can find a flight in the late afternoon from San Jose, Costa Rica to your home destination, you should be able to make the Saturday departure a one-day flight back home.

Airport Transfers In San Jose, Costa Rica
You're going to stay the night near the airport. And I'll help you book the early flights to Golfito for the following day.

BOOKING FLIGHTS
Arriving: You're going to fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport. The airport code is SJO. To get an idea of pricing, use www.Kayak.comwww.Expedia.com and others. As soon as you make your flight plans, email them to me. Then, Manny V is going to want to call Sansa Airlines to book your flight from SJO to Golfito. 

Departing: If we can get you to San Jose early enough to take a later afternoon flight from SJO to your destination, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information and help booking your flights.

For more info or have questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 619-788-2456.

 


Trip Date Available Registered Cost BOOK
Costa Rica Exploration - May 27 05-27-2024 - 06-03-2024 0 4 $3,200.00

Baja Weekender

Recharge With A Worry-Free And Safe Weekend Escape To Northern Baja!

Safety Is Priority -> Captain Manny V takes his job seriously when it comes to ensuring your safety. He's been traveling the world his entire life and has put his heart and soul into these trips. You get to take advantage of his 35 years of Baja experience, 20 years of surf tour guiding, 10 years of Baja Weekender experience and the best part... you get to experience the Aloha family vibe with his solid community of friends in this area.

Your amazing home for the weekend is located right at one of the most favorite surf spots... Secret Spot R. This surf break has a hint of San Onofre with a touch of San Elijo. Best part... we can walk to the break from our home for the weekend! Read on for more epicness.

Location: Northern Baja
Accommodations: Safe, Secure, and Steps To The Surf
Duration: Meet 1pm Friday In Imperial Beach. Return midday Sunday (View individual trips for date-specific details. Links below.)
Wave Riding Vehicle: All
Group Size: Up To 6 (After four sign-ups, rooms will be shared) *Minimum 3 Persons

If you have your own group or want your own private Baja Weekender, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
*Don't see the dates you want? Please contact Manny V and let's see if we can make it happen.

After 20 years of operating surf tours, you should know that Epic Surf Tours warrants and agrees to take all reasonable and necessary precautions to ensure the safety and comfort of all participants during the tour. We want you to have the best experience possible. That's the goal. Okay... let's keep going.

The Price Covers All The Essentials:
-Baja Experienced Bilingual Surf Guide/Instructor
-Ground Transportation (Fully Mexico Insured Vehicle - Chevrolet Suburban)
-Accommodations (Four bedroom home On The Bluff)
-Authentic Baja Tacos Dinner (Friday)
-Light Breakfast - Water, Juice, Breakfast Burritos, Fruit, Coffee, Snacks (Saturday/Sunday)
-Lunch At One Of Many Of Manny's Favorite Spots (Saturday)
-Lobster Dinner At The Infamous Puerto Nuevo Village (Saturday)
-Authentic Mexican-Style Brunch (Sunday)
-Water While On “Surf Patrol” - Bring Your Own Water Bottle To Be Filled
-All Photos (web-sized), All Drone Footage, And All HD Video Clips
-Option To Buy Discounted Merchandise From MannyVPhoto.com
-All Tips Included At Restaurants
-Photographer/Tour Guide Tip Not Expected But Humbly Accepted

This is it. Your bilingual surf guide/instructor in Northern Baja is ready to show you how awesome surfing in Baja can be. Manny V has been hitting the waves in Baja since the '80s. You'll be led to empty line-ups that are perfect for learning or improving your surfing skills. He'll take you to the best local food spots which will include a delicious lobster dinner on Saturday night. Plus, Manny V's decades of surf photography skills will document your entire getaway. All the photos, all the epic drone footage and all HD videos will be yours at no additional cost! 

Here’s a sample of a two and a half day surf strike itinerary:


Friday 
Your two-night Baja Weekender trip begins when the group meets in Imperial Beach at 1pm on Friday. Our goal is to arrive at our surf house just in time to get in a sunset surf (conditions permitting, of course). Before crossing into Mexico, we stop to get our tourist cards at the immigration office right at the border. Then, we continue southbound. Once we get to our home for the weekend, I'll go over some house items and what's in store for the weekend. After rooms have been divided up, we suit and surf or chill and take in the sunset!

After frothing from a solid surf or feeling relaxed after a chill session, we'll freshen up and head up the road to one of Manny's favorite taco spots. You'll feast on tasty carne asada or adobada tacos, tortas or quesadillas. Gluten-free/vegetarian options include avocado tacos and quesadillas.

At some point, we will make a food run to the local grocery store.

If we surfed this afternoon, we'll have a slideshow from the session before calling it a night.


Saturday
Dawn patrol. Coffee will be ready before the first person wakes up. Light snacks and bananas will be available for those who like to eat before surfing. Manny knows that not everyone is an early riser. That's the beauty of staying just steps from the surf break. You surf when you want. Once everyone has had their fair share of fun, Manny V will have breakfast ready. You'll have a few hours to chill or surf again. Then, we'll head for lunch to one of Manny's favorite lunch spots! If time permits we'll head to K-38 Surf Shop to pick up some surf souvenirs. 

After lunch, we'll check the conditions and get back out there if it's good. Each session will end with a slide show of the photos and videos taken of your surf. At sunset, we'll get ready and head out for a delicious lobster dinner at the cool village of Puerto Nuevo. If you still have energy after dinner, we'll watch your photos and video clips, and go over tips to improve your surfing.

Sunday
You'll wake up to hot coffee/tea and check the surf. This will be our last surf session on the trip. We will have a light breakfast to hold us over 'til lunch. Once the car is loaded up and the house is clean, we're off to grab some tamales or tacos before we hit the road back home.

Manny has a system in place to get you across the border in less than an hour. Of course, things may come up but it's been pretty consistent for crossing under an hour. To make this happen, we have to pack up and leave at 10am. Our goal is to be across the border by 1pm-2pm.

My ultimate goal with all my trips is to ensure a safe fun weekend. Please, by all means, email or call me back with any and all questions. I'm here for ya. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 619-788-2456.

Escape for a bit... Come #doEPICshit

 

Trip Date Available Registered Cost BOOK
Baja Weekender - April 19 - 21 04-19-2024 - 04-21-2024 1 4 $599.00
Baja Weekender - April 26 - 28 04-26-2024 - 04-28-2024 5 1 $599.00
Baja Weekender - May 10 - 12 05-10-2024 - 05-12-2024 6 0 $599.00
Baja Weekender - June 7 - 9 06-07-2024 - 06-09-2024 6 0 $599.00
Baja Weekender - June 21 - 23 06-21-2024 - 06-23-2024 2 4 $649.00
Baja Weekender - July 5 - 7 07-05-2024 - 07-07-2024 6 0 $599.00
Baja Weekender - July 12 - 14 07-12-2024 - 07-14-2024 6 0 $599.00
Baja Weekender - July 26 - 28 07-26-2024 - 07-28-2024 6 0 $599.00
Baja Weekender - Surf Societe - Sep6-9 09-06-2024 - 09-09-2024 7 0 $1,595.00
Baja Weekender - October 18 - 20 10-18-2024 - 10-20-2024 6 0 $599.00
Baja Weekender - November 1 - 3 11-01-2024 - 11-03-2024 6 0 $599.00
Baja Weekender - December 6 - 8 12-06-2024 - 12-08-2024 6 0 $599.00
Baja Weekender - December 13 - 15 12-13-2024 - 12-15-2024 6 0 $599.00

San Diego 7-Day Surf Adventure

Your ultimate surf adventure awaits. You're going to be set up in some sweet accommodations in Cardiff-By-Sea. Just a minute drive to some of San Diego's best reef breaks and delicious eats. You won't be locked into just these waves. This is an adventure. We'll be searching for those empty or minimal crowded waves the entire time. Plus, I'll be documenting your trip with photos, videos, and drone footage the entire time. An Epic Boat Trip will be included as well!

Your epic surf trip to San Diego will start off with a welcome dinner and a briefing on your week in paradise. I'll lay out what we have on tap for your full week of exploration. We'll hunt down the empty peaks that do exist in this part of the world. Just like all my other surf trips, we are all about finding waves and surfing our brains out. Along with all the surfing and eating, I will show you the beautiful things that make San Diego "America's Finest City."

You're ready for an escape. Come to my hometown and let me show you the most fun you can have in the continental United States.