We’re taking the scenic route back to California. Finding waves in off-beat places has made for some of the most memorable experiences on the road. There are surfers in the Arctic Circle of Norway, the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea, even far eastern Russia and the South China Sea. Hardly a surf trip, but more of an excuse to look around between the two coastlines of the largest landmass on the planet.
We’ll follow part of the ancient Silk Road, riding from Eastern Europe to the Caucuses, cross the Caspian Sea to tour the Stans without a plan, rip across the grasslands of Mongolia, all the way to far side of Russia, and hopefully find a way down into China. It’s a long way to go for a wave, but at least it’s on the way home.