December 3rd, 2018 from Shari Bondy
We had the great pleasure here in Bahia Asuncion
of hosting Ryan & Casey Higginbotham from Pismo Beach CA on their
historical paddle south from
Alaska to Cabo. They are prone paddlers meaning they lie on their
stomachs or paddle kneeling. Now THAT is bada$$!!!
The 27 year old identical twins showed up at our door with a couple dry
bags each and recounted some fantastic stories of their epic trip down.
biggest fear are sharks! The boards are 17' long and have a rudder and
skeg and were specially made for this trip that no one has ever done
They usually make about 15-20 miles a day and the heaviest item is the
12 lb water desal unit which is also the most valuable item for them
a sat phone for emergencies. These boys are very prepared and capable
with good heads on their shoulders.
It was so interesting seeing how little gear they have and how they placed it on their boards when they pulled out.
just had to seize this photo op demonstrating how fit these dudes are!
I think they are Abreojos now and will be making their way down the
coast and plan to spend Xmas in the Todos Santos area to do some surfing
so if you
see them give em a shout out from me and invite them for some
food....those boys can EAT!
Check them out on Instagram under Higginbotham Brothers @byhandproject
They will be doing a talk at Surfline too after they finish up their trip.
Shari Bondy and her husband Juan Arce live in Bahia Asuncion where they run a bed and breakfast along with a whale watching tour company. You can visit their websites at: