Pavones is the second longest wave in the world (after Chicama, Peru). The wave breaks on larger southern swells from April through September, but we were lucky enough to catch the early swell. Though it’s considered one wave, it tends to section in the middle creating two long waves. During a strong swell the two waves will connect for a ride of over 2 km! This morning it was a 1 km ride, although I didn’t get one that long. This last swell sent in solid overhead sets.
In addition to serving the best pizza on the planet (no f’in joke), our Italian hostess also has the cutest 5 year old kid in the village. This kid reminds me of me when I was 5, running around in his Batman costume chasing imaginary villains in the heat of the day. Stevie, not understanding the fragile ego of a super hero, followed him around the yard with a camera yelling, “Oh Batman, you are too CUTE.” Newsflash babe, no legitimate super hero crime fighter wants to be called “cute”. He walked up to her with his chest puffed out, swinging his arms from side to side, and yelling in Italian what I can only assume was translated as… “Hey crazy woman, I am NOT CUTE! I am BATMAN. I am a BAD ASS!” Then he made off at high speed on his Bat-Mobile. Incidentally this kid speaks 4 languages. His mom speaks 6. What the hell is wrong with me. I’m still struggling with Spanish.