For instance, one set of Baja crime statistics published by a tourism board would predictably present a dramatic drop in crime for 2017, while a newspaper who was selling copy based on the “if it bleeds, it leads” philosophy would publish sensationalist headlines about the bloodiest year on record and cartel wars.
We crossed the border and kept to the right lane that led toward the coast and would take us along the northern edge of Tijuana, a city with the highest crime rate in Baja.
For a couple of surfers from Southern California, it was tough to understand what we were looking at: good waves and an empty lineup.
Surfers need to start going to Baja again, spending some cash, and enjoying the waves.
This was pretty typical of the responses I collected when I told people I was driving a few hours south of the border to go for a surf.
“I’ll put up a GoFundMe to pay the ransom. ” That was the joking response I received from my boss when I told him I was going to Baja on Good Friday.
In the end, the biggest risk to surfers seemed to be car break-ins or robberies, deemed the risk to reward ratio in my favor, and I asked my friend Jason if he wanted to join me and he said yes without hesitation.
If, on the other hand, you long for an adventure and uncrowded waves, then load up your truck and head south.
Read more here: The Inertia