Travel Diary: Seeababe Luki O'Keefe in Baja California Sur
The waves at this particular unnamed Baja California Sur spot are rumored to be so perfect and infinite that you’re better off getting picked up at the end and driving back up to the top of the point than paddling back. Seeababe Luki O’Keefe and friends drove from SoCal to the surfing heaven south of the border and the sea glass colored waters and desert sunsets proved well worth the two non-stop days of driving to get there.
Read on for Luki's stunning sunset pics, more pristine wave photos that'll make you want to book a plane ticket, and find out how Luki and her friends were saved from the storm by a friendly local!
Photos and words by Luki O’Keefe & Friends
It took us two full days of driving without air-conditioning in 100 degree heat to get to the bay, which made our sunset arrival something to really celebrate. We parked on a cliff and set up camp. It’s pretty surreal living in a tent that opens up to a perfect right point break for over two weeks.
Most days we would wake up before or at sunrise because after sunrise our tents turned into ovens!
It was perfect waves with a very minimal crowd consisting of basically only my friends. Despite Baja Mexico’s sometimes-sketchy reputation, we felt only good vibes from locals and people passing through from all over the world.
|Emily wears the Pacifica Legging in Red Flower. Photo by Luki O'Keefe.
Photo by Luki O'Keefe.
We surfed basically all day every day until the first hurricane (Norman) hit. We thought we could muscle through it but after almost losing our tents to the wind and rain we decided to start looking for shelter.
A local lady named Teresita approached us randomly and said that she "just felt compelled to talk to us." She ended up having an extra place for us to stay while the hurricane passed for a very inexpensive fee that was waived when we cleaned out and rebuilt her vegetable garden. After three nights at Teresita's we decided it was safe to camp again.
All in all, the trip had the most stunning moon rises I've ever seen in my life, not to mention epic stars and full moon that lights up the desert sand.
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