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Chasing the Swell on Todos Santos Island

By Serge Dedina

Surfers chase recent swells in Baja and experience the majesty and power of Todos Santos Island.

Serge Dedina catches a wave.

Last weekend’s large surf capped three-weeks of clean consistent surf, the best run of waves in over a year. The past weekend we experienced one of the largest northwest swells in about three years.

Many surfers took advantage of the swell to experience pristine waves and wilderness south of the border.

The week before Christmas, my family (my sons Israel and Daniel and wife Emily) and I joined the Johnsons (Daren, Terri and Josh), on a trip into wild Baja that involved driving through endless mudpits, howling winds, packs of coyotes, and empty barrels.

Read more on the Imperial Beach Patch.

Serge Dedina is the Executive Director of WiLDCOAST, an international conservation team that conserves coastal marine ecosystems and wildlife. He is the author of Wild Sea and Saving the Gray Whale and took his first trip to Baja back in 1969. 

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  1. […] and find some sort of cover or structure that might hold fish.  We headed a few miles out toward Todos Santos Islands and then turned south.  It wasn’t long before we were in sight of the myriad of guano-covered […]

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