Paipo Gathering in San Simeon Aug 3-5, 2012

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Paipo Gathering in San Simeon Aug 3-5, 2012

Unread postby rodndtube » Thu May 17, 2012 8:07 pm

Kim (kage) and I have been informally talking about camping out at Plaskett Campground, Big Sur (CHANGED to Heart San Simeon State Park), in early August. The weekend of opportunity for me is Fri-Mon, Aug 3-6. Plenty of sites are still available to advance reservations and as Dr. Robert Moynier says below there are also many lodging options as well.

Any interest for other paipo people here on the forums?
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Re: Paipo Gathering in Big Sur

Unread postby dr robert » Fri May 18, 2012 12:57 pm

I could probably make the long journey..another alternative is San Simeon campground 45 minutes south of Plaskett.
It offers both tent and "primitive " sites, and for those who prefer more civilized accomodations, both San Simeon and Cambria offer hotels,motels,and B&B's that range from creepy to really nice.
The other thing is there are way more surf spots to choose from as compared to Plaskett, but that may be incidental.
Last years gathering was sparsely attended, but there were some really cool boards on display, and some amazing people too :lol:
so, count me in!
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Re: Paipo Gathering in Big Sur

Unread postby jbw4600 » Fri May 18, 2012 1:18 pm

I could make it. Hopefully there would some waves.
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Re: Paipo Gathering in Big Sur

Unread postby kage » Fri May 18, 2012 1:52 pm

Jbw, We have has some pretty bad luck in the past for waves, third time is a charm maybe?

Other mid coast suggestions would be appreciated, particularly if they are (a.) On the beach and (b.)Not horrendously windy. Doc., I think you may be the authority in the area, so please suggest away. The option of indoor accommodations will attract some I am sure. Though there are those like Soulglider who just love camping ;).
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Re: Paipo Gathering in Big Sur

Unread postby rodndtube » Fri May 18, 2012 2:08 pm

dr robert wrote:I could probably make the long journey..another alternative is San Simeon campground 45 minutes south of Plaskett.
It offers both tent and "primitive " sites, and for those who prefer more civilized accomodations, both San Simeon and Cambria offer hotels,motels,and B&B's that range from creepy to really nice.
The other thing is there are way more surf spots to choose from as compared to Plaskett, but that may be incidental.
Last years gathering was sparsely attended, but there were some really cool boards on display, and some amazing people too :lol:
so, count me in!


Robert, the San Simeon campground might be an option -- what is the "official name" or better yet, a link for more info?

P.S. There are also some amazing sea creatures in that area!
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Re: Paipo Gathering in Big Sur

Unread postby dr robert » Fri May 18, 2012 2:53 pm

Official name is Hearst San Simeon State Park..805 927 2020.
Or google Calif' State Parks and check it out..it is a great place w/2 different camping area's, lots of trails and just on the other side of HWY 1.Easy walk to the beach along San Simeon creek..good surf in front upon occasion, but plenty surf spots w/in a 3-4 mile radius north and south.
August can be a good one..a couple of our best quality spots love the summer south, and can hold size..last August saw one of the better swells in a long time w/a 3-5 day blitz of long distance south,glassy overcast conditions.
Paipo madness for sure.
Wind (apart from a sometimes early morning south that backs off mid morning) is not usually a factor that time of year.
Fog can be.
Amazing sea creatures?
Uhmmn, well yes, we have tons of sea otters, and the odd seal or two.
Apart from that ,I'm usually in the water 3-4 times a week :lol:
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Re: Paipo Gathering in Big Sur

Unread postby kage » Fri May 18, 2012 3:09 pm

There are sites available on that weekend. Plaskett is my fave, but we can't get a reservation. I vote 'switch'. Opinions?

Is this the creature you were looking for?
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_9692827
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Re: Paipo Gathering in Big Sur

Unread postby kage » Fri May 18, 2012 3:11 pm

Sorry, I mean Hearst San Simeon.
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Re: Paipo Gathering in Hearst San Simeon SP

Unread postby rodndtube » Fri May 18, 2012 3:53 pm

Here is the Internet site: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=590
And some PDF file handouts.
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Re: Paipo Gathering in Hearst San Simeon SP

Unread postby rodndtube » Fri May 18, 2012 3:55 pm

kage wrote:There are sites available on that weekend. Plaskett is my fave, but we can't get a reservation. I vote 'switch'. Opinions?

Is this the creature you were looking for?
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_9692827


I vote switch as well if there is reservation availability. I would prefer a park at campsite rather than a hike-in site. Did you call or do you see an on-line availability website? Uh, I see it now:
http://www.reserveamerica.com/campsiteSearch.do
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