What’s Up in Asuncion

September has been a wild month of lots of storms and Hurricanes! even thought Kay was a direct hit on our village, for some reason we didnt get much wind or rain at all and we escaped with very little damage unlike neighboring villages! Roads were washed out for a few days but everything is back to normal now except that we dont have any land line phone service or cell service so we are communicating via Whatsapp &Facebook for phone calls and email. The big swells even made our surf beaches better! We were very fortunate.

The local kids have been out preparing for the first PacNorba Surf tournament that will be held on August 6-7. It’s free to enter and everyone is welcome! Here are some videos of the kids surfing this spring.

We are excited about a new project called PacNor Surf Alliance. The coastal villages of Bahia Tortugas, Bahia Asuncion, La Bocana & Pta.Abreojos are teaming up to represent our Zona Norte in the state surf competitions. Each village will hold tournaments and a point system for winners of their categories will determine who will represent our zone in bigger statewide surf competitions. The first PacNor tournament was on Nov. 20-21 in Bahia Tortugas and we helped fund raise to send some of our young surfers to compete.

We are so thankful to those who helped out with donations of gear and money to help the new club. We are setting up a new Surf Club here where kids can come and borrow wet suits, fins, leashes, & boards…a lending library…a Surfbrary! All the equipment donated by our friends & visitors will be catalogued and loaned out to the kids or visitors who want to surf too. This means many more kids here will have the chance to learn to surf or boogie board now that there is gear for them to use. So anyone who has any old wetsuits, surf & boogie boards, leashes, fins or wax please let me know and we can have someone pick up your donation!

It has been a pleasure to host Adventure Aaron Carlotta who is out to set a world record rowing around the world! He is an amazingly motivated man on a mission. Follow his epic journey on www.rowingmyboat.com

I had to see how “Smiles” rowed and all her high tech gear…what an amazing little vessel!

OCTOBER 2021 This is my favorite month as lots of activities turn on like lobster season….yummy! and sport fishing cranks up, surf and beach fun. And another local delicacy we enjoy are pithayas…great in Margaritas!

We have a new energetic Municipal President Edith Aguilar, who loves our village and with her support we hope to develop some beneficial programs of town cleanups & garbage collection, recycling, dog control and sports for youth projects.

We had a visit from a group of surfers from Bahia Tortugas who are launching a new alliance of surfers from our Pacifico Norte zone to bring together the villages that participate in this sport. They want to get a selection of surfers who win local tournaments to represent our area in bigger tournaments. They also hope to motivate young surfers to participate with programs to teach them water safety, swimming and surf lessons etc. to develop this sport in our villages on the central Pacific Coast. They invited us to visit Punta Abreojos with them to bring the towns together and we had a terrific time! We are IN and have some great ideas to get more kids involved!

SEPTEMBER 2021 We have yet to have any storm activity up here in Central Baja but have had wonderful weather with normal daytime temps in the low to mid 80’s. Fishing has been great with easy limits of yellow-tail!

But the big news is our beautiful waterfront promenade was finally officially inaugurated by the State Governor and Municipal President and Port officials. The new paved walkway is enjoyed by everyone as there is a kids park and lots of benches to sit on to enjoy the ocean view. The letters light up and change colours at night and the kids are loving skateboarding on the paved sidewalk!

AUGUST 2021 Summer is finally here in Asuncion as the ocean temps are warming up so we can spend more time in the water! On hot days, we cool off at the Blowhole in front of La Bufadora Inn. We have had a nice big swell from some storms passing offshore making it a fun day getting splashed by the waves!

It’s cooler out here at the point and nice for playing in the water!

JULY 2021 We celebrated Canada Day with friends at Gypsies to start the month off right! We had lots of guests this month so far…the state tourism department brought a film crew from Florida shooting a fishing video for their TV show.

Some very generous folks visited us and brought lots of surf stuff for prizes for our local surf clubs tournament..mil gracias for the donations!

The P-One kite board team from France visited us to film here for a video! Here are some highlights of their visit…proving that Asuncion is an awesome place to kite surf!!!

Our guests are loving the tacos and fun ambiance at Chikirringis Tacos!

JUNE 2021 Spring is upon us and even though the ocean temperatures are still cold, our guests are enjoying surfing, kiteboarding, shore fishing, kayaking, fossil hunting, off roading and exploring all the pristine beaches in the area. Lots of cruising yachts are seeking refuge in our nice anchorage and we have been enjoying showing them around town and helping them provision!