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La Ticla, Mexico – Special Report

Former ABC Coast FM staff member Gemma Snowdon is in La Ticla, Mexico, known for having the best waves on the west coast. Intense violence between the Mexican Government and the Indigenous community has marred the region in recent years but, as Gemma reports, surfers are now starting to return. Listen to this awesome NPR style […]

Coyote Adventure Tours Baja

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I have been traveling to Baja for 35 years—it is likely the one place on the planet that has served up some of the best waves of my life. For the last few years Baja has been plagued with negative media and unwelcoming stories. Coyote Adventures, started by Ivan Feerman, was born out of one surfer’s desire to change all that.

Baja Emergency Numbers

Recently there has been a war between the various drug groups which hasn’t helped the image of Mexico—the reality is that you MUST be careful traveling through certain areas of Mexico. The Northern Baja State Police, and the Green Angels have increased patrols between TJ and Esenada and areas near the boarder crossing. Rosarito has […]

Entry Requirements for Mexico Border

There are five things you need when driving your vehicle into Mexico for more than a few days: tourist card. passport stamp. temporary vehicle importation permit. temporary vehicle importation permit sticker to put by your rearview mirror. Mexican auto insurance. Get a fairly early start out of San Diego because the lines can be long, […]

Border Towns

In general border towns are areas that you want to move through very quickly. I recommend NOT sleeping in border towns—choose a location that will get you to the border crossing early enough in the morning to strategically process your paperwork and that allows you ample time for any problems or complications that may arise. […]