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Surf n' Sipicate

GUATEMALA | Thursday, 28 February 2002 | Views [2890] | Comments [2]

Sipicate is a black sand beach on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. Surf is what my Guatemalan friends revolve their lives around.

Last weekend, we kicked it in beach cabins for a two-day surf competition where the boys took 1st in the Boogie Board and 3rd in the Tabla competitions. This particular group of people also happen to take the Trophy on being, "THE Most Energetic, Resourceful and Downright-Damn-Fun" Group of people I have ever met in all my travels. Every time they call me at 11:00 pm Friday night and say, "We´ll pick you up in six hours." -- I know I'm in for an adventure. "Bring the bag", they say. The "bag" includes a swimsuit, sandals, shampoo, going out clothes, a deck a cards, hiking shoes, the phone number of all those you will need to call in case you are home a few days late and a "be-prepared-for-anything" attitude.

A typical adventure includes any combination of the following: high speed car chase, partial or full nudity, table dancing, salsa-ing, surfing, breaking-and-entering, water fights, 360´s, practical jokes, trespassing, dancing in the bed of pick-up trucks, sneak-admission, scamming free food/board, and/or an encounter with the police. This particular trip also included some broken floor boards on the dance deck, a lot of limbo (picture 1) a friendly game of "Electrocute Your Neighbor" (picture 2) and some strip teasin' (picture 3).

I'm not sure if this next picture counts as partial/full nudity, but the second picture definitely qualifies under both "water fights" and "practical jokes" seeing as the night before I had dumped water on the guy in the blue shirt (Todd) whilst he was sleeping in his bed. Of course, in his dream fog, he didn't remember exactly who did it and when he inquired the next day, I politely informed him that it was Marco (green shorts). Here, Todd takes sweet revenge on the innocent. Not pictured, is me in the corner....slinking away with a towel over my head.

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I'll be out *gettin' in trouble* with this same crew all THIS weekend also, so please leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can....



Sunrise Last Saturday

....black sand....ummm...nice.....

Tags: beaches & sunshine, black sand, guatemala, sipicate



el concierto del mangle loco, los primeros surfers en sipacate, brother Polo Fonseca,Jaime Garcia,Mario Estevez,Alvaro Suarez y yo.hace ya mas de 30 anos, aqui en maui conozco a Bob Ole celebro su 80 cumpleanos con un torneo de surfing y quiero regresar a Guate, a construir Long Board de Balsa con la tecnica que aprendi de el saludos a los cuates que me recuerdan y a los que no me conocen.El Colocho.Aloha ahui ho, como quien dice hasta la vista.

  Hugo E.Monterroso Oct 29, 2009 10:43 AM


Hugo, para vos un saludo desde guate! soy hijo de Alvaro Suárez y hace algun tiempo le preguntaba a mi papá que si el alguna vez se habia puesto a pensar que fue él junto con los que mencionas en el comentario, los primeros surfers en sipacate.

Me gustaria contarle de tu comentario y pues no se que referencias le puedo dar a mi papa para que se recuerde de vos???

Saludos desde Guate!!!!

-que estes bien-

Erick Suárez

  Erick Suárez Jan 4, 2010 7:06 PM

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