Escaping from Mother Winter: Carolinas to the Caribbean

Escaping from Mother Winter: Carolinas to the Caribbean

We managed safe travels, made new friends, we bonded as a team and family, we lucked into great surf, we laughed, and we escaped Mother Winter in the frigid Carolinas.  I cannot thank Bob and Tanya of DVO and my friends and teammates enough for this experience.  I cannot wait to see what the winter of 2016 holds and we’ll see ya in the sea!

The second leg of travel was to Central America, where we were scored some super fun surf with minimal crowds.  The locals we surfed with were so incredibly hospitable that upon our departure DVO team rider Seth Barrick gave away two of the three boards he was currently traveling with as a token of thanks for taking the boys in.

Needless to say, we all made some new friends for life, embracing what true travel is all about.  Our emails and social media were flooded with catty hate mail from friends and family back home, where the Outer Banks of North Carolina was getting hammered by winter storm after winter storm, reassuring us all that we were right on schedule with the third leg of the trip in sight.

Thanks to Burger’s local knowledge, we caught some incredible surf during our visit, we ate like kings, and he dialed us in with the local folk, all while generously hosting our entire DVO camp free of charge at his family compound.  This guy is an absolute legend and truly made our first leg and incredible experience.  Here’s to you Burger.

And although naming our destinations in this tale of our adventures need not apply, let’s just say the beginning of our multi-destination travels began on an island in the Caribbean, where we were graciously hosted by one of the island’s better surfers and team DVO rider Juan Carlos “Burger” Gerena.

Read more here: The Inertia

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