Rip Curl sent eight dudes on a road trip to an undisclosed and utterly remote desert wasteland south of the border in search of waves. Despite it's parched and cacti ridden terrain, had a variety of landscapes, including some pretty amazing, and empty, beaches. For ten days surfers Noah Wegrich, Dillon Perillo, and Luke Hynd camped, found some decent waves, and managed to withstand the environment's extreme conditions.
Writer and photographer Dave Sparkes, who made the trip as well, sums up the country and its effect on the group: ”This place grows on us as the days roll by. Almost imperceptibly, its subtle beauty emerges from our initial impressions of a dusty wasteland. It has an understated magic that gradually seeps into you like a soothing balm. There’s an increasing appreciation of the pared back existence, all superfluous frills long since burned away by the sun and the stone and the sharp and spiky edges.” We love those words and we love this image. If you look at it for more than a few seconds it really makes you want to get out of your comfort zone and get on the road. There’s got to be waves at the end of one of the roads you travel, right?"