If you've seen any of the Electric Acid Surfboard Test (EAST) films, you know that watching a pro unpack board bag after board bag of eccentric sleds from the world's best shapers evokes two primal feelings: Excitement and envy. We want you to feel that first one, but envy should be reserved for space travel and Colin Jost. You should be able to take your own Acid Test. With this in mind, we created the Electric Acid Trip, a bespoke EAST that you can take with your best friends.
Who: You and up to seven of your friends
What: 10 custom boards, your own Electric Acid Surfboard Test and a 10 to 20-minute film documenting the experience, captured and cut by Stab’s filmmaking wizards. Congrats, this is your small screen debut.
Where: Salina Cruz, Mexico
When: Spring 2022, when conditions are prime. But we're flexible, if you've got other dates in mind.
Why: Because this is one of those opportunities that will summit your bucket list and stare at you, teasing. We see how fun it is for the Dane’s, Mason’s and Steph’s of the world. For you? It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
A couple disclaimers… With film production and the creation of these custom boards — which you get to keep, btw — this trip is expensive, coming in at just over six figures (split between you and your crew). We’re not trying to be elitists. We know most people can’t afford this. But, if we find that there’s an appetite for this kind of trip, we’ll create more and focus on bringing the price down. Which brings us to our next point.
This is an experiment. We don’t know if this turns you on or if you just want to watch your heroes rip twin fins, but we thought we’d roll the dice and let you decide.
There’s one trip available. First in, best dressed. Book exclusively here.
Salina Cruz is blessed with a mix of pointbreaks, jetty waves and beach breaks ranging from playful sand points throwing up chest high runners that peel for hundreds of yards, to mean, sand-sucking tubes that provide world class barrels. There is something for everyone here, from the novice who is looking to glide, to the traveling pro hunting perfect tubes.
The area is famous for the sand points, but don’t forget about the uncrowded beach breaks in the area that pick up the slightest swells and work on North Winds, as well as the many jetty waves, and even the odd wedge or two. If you like right hand points that peel for hundreds of yards, then Salina Cruz is one of the best spots on Earth to for you.
The surfing season for Southern Oaxaca begins in March, and can go all the way through November depending on the swell models. There are waves year-round, but south swell season is the best.
You and your group will have exclusive access to Las Palmeras Surf Resort for the duration of your trip. A 5-star resort atmosphere with incredible cabañas, delicious meals, swimming pool, knowledgeable guides, and amazing service right on the water. Recently renovated for 2021, Las Palmeras Surf Resort is the first locally-owned and operated surf resort in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico.
The beach-front lodging includes three beautiful cabañas, each one with two separate rooms, and space for up to 3 guests. Each room has queen sized beds, a private bathroom with on-demand hot water, A/C, WiFi, and televisions with Google Chromecast. The cabañas have their own private garden area where you can relax, stretch, or practice yoga beneath the shade of the native Brasil Trees. The cabañas have their own terraces with ocean views where you can watch the waves out front and listen to the ocean from your hammock.
If you want to swim, or just relax in the water after you surf, you will be able to do so in a swimming pool situated directly in front of the ocean. The pool also has a small area specifically designed for young children where they can enjoy a safe and shallow zone to splash, swim and play in.
There are also yoga matts, foam rollers, guitars if you want to play some music, and books to read. Enjoy surf videos, Netflix, cable TV and other movies if you want to watch television to unwind. In your air-conditioned room, you will be provided with fresh towels, clean sheets, soap and lotion daily. The rooms will be cleaned every day while you are surfing. The resort has an amazing view the ocean, where you can watch the sun set over Punta Chivo to the west and enjoy the ocean breeze.
4WD vehicles are available to take you to the beach. Many of the spots require extensive driving on sand, so 4WD is a necessity. All of the points are rights breaking over sand and scattered rocks, but if you are dying to go left and the wind is correct, you can visit the beach breaks outside of town or try the beach break below the old Las Palmeras house.
Las Palmeras officially opens mid March, and closes around the 1st of November, but if something pops up on the radar, we have been known to accommodate a group or two.
Las Palmeras Surf Resort is famous for their delicious food. Meals are served at their new restaurant, beneath a large palapa with a shaded terrace and bar where you can enjoy your favorite beverage, watch television, or battle it out on the ping pong table. Amenities such as ice cream, snacks and alcohol are available at the resort for sale, if you so desire.
Using the the freshest local ingredients, you will have access to a delicious menu, providing you with healthy, nutritional meals made from local ingredients. A variety of cuisines are offered, ranging from traditional meals served in Oaxaca to meals more commonly served in the United States. Bottled water, soft drinks and juice are included, and vegetarian meals can be provided upon request. Snacks are on offer while surfing, including bottled water, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, tuna sandwiches and granola bars.
Culture and Activities
When not scoring, experience Salina Cruz in day hikes up to the secret waterfall, take a panga out for world-class fishing in the Pacific Ocean, or go explore the uncharted coast for new zones to surf and beaches to comb. Don’t forget that Oaxaca is home to the proudest people in all of Mexico! The Oaxacans have some of the strongest and oldest cultures in the world, still speaking dialects that originated from their ancestors hundreds and hundreds of years before the arrival of the Spaniards. Take an afternoon to check out the local scene in Juchitan or Tehuantepec. You can see amazing Mexican artisans and experience local culture. If you are lucky, you may find yourself dancing in one of Oaxaca’s famous festivals that happen each year.