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Bahia Todos Santos Surf

By: bajadock, 7:16 PM GMT on January 25, 2013

Bahia Todos Santos, Mexico, Approved as World Surfing Reserve

Reserve surf zone to include iconic breaks at San Miguel, Isla Todos Santos and Salsipuedes

January 23, 2013 – World Surfing Reserves and Save The Waves Coalition are excited to announce that Bahia Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico, has been formally approved as a World Surfing Reserve. The Bahia Todos Santos Reserve, or Todos Santos Bay, will be a surf zone that extends from the surf break Stacks just south of San Miguel, to Isla Todos Santos to the west (including the famous big-wave break Killers), and to Salsipuedes to the north.

Bahia Todos Santos becomes the sixth site to receive World Surfing Reserve status, and the second in Latin America, following the recent approval of Huanchaco, Peru. Several local organizations were involved with its application for World Surfing Reserve status, including Ensenada-based SURF-ENS, Mexican NGO Pronatura and environmental nonprofit WiLDCOAST, and will be involved with the implementation and ongoing management of the Reserve.

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2013 Baja Freeze

By: bajadock, 2:56 PM GMT on January 15, 2013

Residents of Southern California and its southern neighbor, Baja California, are whining about "freezing" temperatures this January. The Baja Freeze 2013 panic has also hit my Ensenada area.

As a former 30 year resident of Colorado, I have experienced a few days in extreme cold.

In 1984 at Mary Jane Ski Resort, my brother turned to me and asked, "So, if I see your nose turning blue, do you think that may be a sign of frostbite and that we have had enough skiing for the day?". When we got down the hill and into the coffee shop, the temperature was -20sF with a wind chill below -50F. That was cold. We were idiots.

Not to be outdone, this episode occurred one Easter Sunday snowstorm. This snow was not the romantic Bing Crosby fluffy stuff. It was a driving snow mixed with frozen rain and had accumulated an inch in an hour. Friends, driving by a suburban Denver golf course on their way to dinner noticed two imbeciles golfing in this snow storm. "What kind of idiots would golf today?", they asked each other. Guess which idiots?

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First 2013 Ensenada Sunset

By: bajadock, 10:27 PM GMT on January 04, 2013

From N 31 43 14 W 116 43 14

2013 Sunrise

By: bajadock, 11:27 PM GMT on January 01, 2013

Ensenada sunrise, 1 Jan 2013, more info

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Eccentric adventurer in Ensenada, Mexico seeks extraordinary fun in ordinary life and people.

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