Richard Watts

Janner gone Westerer!
Living in: Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Day83

    Last night in El Tunco

    July 16, 2018 in El Salvador ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    This is it, all people I know have gone and I’m heading to the airport in the morning to fly to Costa Rica. The problems in Nicaragua are just a bit too much to chance now, it’s still all quite dodgy!
    I had two surfs today, the first was okay, the second, well. As I was paddling out, I started feeling a not nice, sharp pain in the bottom of the right set of ribs. Something is telling me it’s good to be leaving!
    That said, it only takes one wave to make you day, and as I arrived in pain at the point, i paddled into the best wave I’ve caught n rode in the past 3 weeks! Happy days! I think I’m finally getting it back, it’s taken long enough! Fingers crossed pain settles down over the next week, I think I’ll be in land first, so time to heal! 🤕
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  • Day76

    Santa Ana

    July 9, 2018 in El Salvador ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Knowing that most of my crew here at El Tunco were leaving, I woke and decided to pack. Everyone was out on a hike to see some waterfalls, but I couldn’t go due to my ankle, so when there returned back, I told them I was tagging along.
    The plan was to get Chicken busses over to here, only two, but it meant that we were spending $2.50 rather than $20 on a shuttle.
    We had some breakfast and headed off. It was all really easy!
    This was gonna be my rest from surfing and would give me a fun crew for watching the football.
    As I’d already climbed the volcano, and hostel had an awesome kitchen, I really didn’t have much to do. Still, the day the rest of the guys went and climbed it, myself and a guy called Niall set off on the Route Flores by chicken bus to see what it was all about. We left quite late and ended up rushin to Juyaua, but it was good, dark some good coffee in the heart of the plantations. It were good!
    Through weird connections, Alex, my housemate from Antigua Spanish school, showed up with his car. So when the guys headed off to Utila, I hitched a lift back to El Tunco as my ankle was better. Rl Salvador surf round two!
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  • Day73

    Volcan de Santa Ana

    July 6, 2018 in El Salvador ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Another volcano, yay!
    As a group, we decided to get a tour and go to Volcán de Santa Ana, just outside of Santa Ana, from El Tunco. I didn’t know too much about it, apart from the green sulphur pool on the top and a great view, as there were no clouds finally!
    A good little walk down from the car park, which could have been England from the trees n foliage. I turned my ankle over, which was a real ball ache, and meant I could surf on it. I still hiked the rest of the volcano, but knew it was going to stiffen up once we got back to the mini bus. It did, and I knew I’d have to find something else to do for the next week.Read more

  • Day69

    El Tunco

    July 2, 2018 in El Salvador ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Heading back to the beach was great! This place has a point break and that’s about it. Super crowded as it’s quite mellow, but nice to get in the water all the same.
    El Tunco means “the pig” and it’s because there’s a rock out the front which apparently used to like a pig looking up at the sky, we couldn’t really see it, but you judge for yourself!
    I travelled down with Will and Ted, but saw some familiar faces as soon as I got off the shuttle. Ben, who Id originally met in Caye Caulker, then Antigua, showed us the best place to stay. The next day another couple of people of Ozzie girls from school turned up and we had a nice crew here for five days or so. Nice!
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