Girmantes Neniskis from Lithuania, one of the Baltic states, travels the world to check out new countries and excellent windsurfing spots. He sent us a clip from a trip to Baja California, where he got challenged by the wind direction and the wave height. Perfect down the line conditions, wind for the small wave kit and no other sailers in the line up – like in paradise!
Girmantes Neniskis: “First time I got on a windsurf board when I was a really small child. Later on, at the age of 7 I took the sail in my hands. Henceforth I’m doing and living windsurfing – for the past ten years it became the most important part of my life. While I was a teenager time to time I was reading surf magazines that were full of world class spots and brand new equipment photos. Back then it was hard to believe that windsurfing may be a lifestyle for the Lithuanian. But we live in the XXI century and there are no more walls or limits. The only limits are set within our imagination. If you can think of something – you are able to live it! Now I spend my time in Brazil, running Club Ventos windsurfing and kite school in Icaraizinho. Browsing through the Spots you can check where I have been before.”
Check out more about Girmantes trips on his interesting website.
Girmantes Neniskis from Lithuania rides waves in western Baja California
About the video and the trip: Girmantes has been in the Baja last winter and spring 2010. The big swell came by the end of May and the video was filmed at Punta Abreojos. It means translated the point with the two eyes. It´s a point break with long running waves. The waves can get really big out there and many surfers can show up. Next to the spot is a little fishing village. So it´s perhaps the perfect idea for some of you, who are looking for a remote winter/spring destination with extreme waves and wind!
Nice video man, good to see some footie of Abre going off. I haven’t seen that much video from there in a long time. Stopped by last spring on my way back north from La Ventana, got a couple good days but it was breaking on the other side of the point super offshore wind. A buddy of mine is there right now, hope he scored like you guys did.
Tell them otha fools to stop hating.
Great vid and thanks for sharing. Excellent editing, awesome sailing and great inspiration. Always wanted to go to Baja and after seeing this vid I am even more convinced I will be there one day. Keep up the good work and keep posting.
This video is great. An original story board, a good instrumental music, the conditions are pretty good and Girmantas has a clean surf style. That’s all I want in a wave movie personnally. Muahahaha[…] had probably an hard day of work or he simply prefers an hard freestyler movie (with big shaka flaka into ponch konos, and who have the longest) but who cares ?
Muahahhaa, very interesting comment. Productive and many of us were waiting for it. Just keep in mind, that Punta Abreojas is an extremely selective and dangerous spot with rocks, stingrays, tubes, a lot of surfers and strong big swell. Plus read the text and will get informed well how trips like this one get paid.