I had an awesome trip in Mancora last year, i went with Skip, best guide and super nice guy! I was very lucky to score the swell of the year (up until that point) 2-9 sept 07, and wind every day.
Typical day there, wake up, have a surf at the point break right on the point in mancora walking 5 meters from Las Olas or Del Wawa. Come back in, have a nice breakfast, get your gear ready, get picked up by Skip, listen to some nice music till you get to lobitos (about an hour south of mancora), check out the whitecaps and pumping left waves as you come over the last hill over looking lobitos. Rig, ride 3-4 hours or until your calves canÂ´t take it anymore, come in with a huge grin on your face as the wind starts getting inconsistent turns more offshore and a light fog starts coming in (wind killer). Have a great sandwich and beer right on the beach, talk about all the waves you nailed. Go back to mancora, if it is still windy there and the wind filled in, 2nd kite session right on the beach. Come in, shower, have a superb dinner, get some beers, maybe meet a nice girl. Sleep, repeat all over again!
Sisky is a super cool dude, his restaurant at Samana Chakra is really really good, and his hotel is awesome. I only had a week for this trip, and did not want to mess about, i had a great time, met some really nice people, and kited my ass off! I cannot wait to go back, i hate corporate vacation restrictions!
Here are some pictures that do not do the place justice, the pictures on the water are from the last day, when the waves were smallest.
Cheers Skip and Gary!