Hi Pandanus -
If you decide to come over, an econo car and tent camping is worth considering. I will be there from Thursday until Sunday. I can let you use one of my extra tents and camping stuff. There are usually boards available for the asking. Just PM me if there's anything I can do from this end.
I checked in to motorhome rentals for Balsa and these places seem to be about as good as any for the 19 foot bubble top models... as always, beware of hidden charges. Things like mileage charges and one-way drop off fees can add up fast.
oh man...this explains one of the weirdest things I saw last fall. I was down there around this time last year and there were way more surfers with way cooler boards than I'd ever seen at sand dollar/ plasket campground before. I even saw some guy in the campground had a little grey paipo with a big hoop fin and I tripped out a bit. I'd never seen (or heard of) a hoop fin before then and no one else in the car saw it. I almost drove another loop back through the camp just to check out the board again.
I've actually never stayed in the campground, but spent the night on the ridge road and up nacimiento dozens of times. Is there a pretty fun scene up there as well (in the little meadow on the left or a higher up on that knoll off to the right) or do you guys mostly just stay down in the campground area.
I'm totally throwing the mini-lofted futon matress setup back into the campershell and cruzing down with as many crazy boards as I can fit for this though. I've been up and down the coast more than once now and this area in big sur (nacimiento to willow creek) still hits the spot every time!
We had such a nice time last year, I really wished it had lasted a week!
Balsa, too bad you couldn't convince Madame Balsa. There were wives and kids there and the more the merrier. Here's a few pics from last year. There was a thread with a lot more pics started just after the weekend.
llilibel03 wrote: We had such a nice time last year, I really wished it had lasted a week! Balsa, too bad you couldn't convince Madame Balsa. There were wives and kids there and the more the merrier. Here's a few pics from last year. There was a thread with a lot more pics started just after the weekend.
Hello Llilibel, Catherine "Da Cat" Balsa won't be there but there is a slight possibility that my 22 YO daughter Gabrielle will... Providing she's back from Australia in time... Right now she's heading north to Darwin with some boys and girls that she met in Perth. They bought a van together and hit the road, looking for jobs. Last we heard of her, they were in Carnarvon.
I will be there with wife & 3 kids as usual. We will be in campsite 37. I have TONS of extra camping gear if anyone needs it. Bring warm clothes too, it gets cold at night. Flying into San Jose Int'l Airport is actually the shortest drive if anyone cares about that. Guilhem, Lowel, Pandanus - looking forward to meeting ya'll in person!
This is shaping up to be a good event!
If you fly in to LA, you can stay at my house and ride up with me.
I can provide you a tent and sleeping bags, etc...then you could conceivably ride up to SF with one of the other swaylockers if you want to continue north.
You could basically pay for just your airfare and I can take care of your accomodations, transport and food...you can travel light.
There are certainly other alternatives to car/camper rental, but the weather is still fair that time of year so you won't necessarily need a sleep-in vehicle unless you plan on traveling around beyond the camp out.
There's room for Gabrielle in this arrangement too should she choose to join you...hopefully she comes home from Australia with some english because my French is still horrible!
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Pandanus-Take John's advice. Economy car, cheap tent and a sleeping bag. The latter two can be purchased at a Walmart on your way up. Roll out of LAX and head Norht on Interstate 405, Take Hwy 101 like the song by America " Ventura Hwy" to Ventura. Continue North/West to San luis Obispo. Take Hwy 1 to Morro Bay and the Big Sur Hwy. You'll be pretty damned closed by then. There is a Walmart in Santa Maria and Arroyo Grande. Both are right off the Hwy(101) and you pass thru both of these towns before you get to Hwy 1 in San Luis Obispo. Gas up and get beer and supplies before or in Morro Bay. I've thought about this gathering many times. Looks like I have NO excuse this year as I am on the Mainland.
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..." Looks like I have NO excuse this year"...
....Looking forward to meeting you McDing ......and........ Pandanus ....and Balsa...and everybody!!!!!!!!!
Resinhead , Kensurf...you guys need to show up...whats up????