The waves were inconsistent on this trip, and the water was actually cold, at least by Cabo standards. Here, Taylor and Dane tough it out into the evening hours. Photo: Jimmicane.

The waves were inconsistent on this trip, and the water was actually cold, at least by Cabo standards. Here, Taylor and Dane tough it out into the evening hours. Photo: Jimmicane.

Taylor didn’t even bring a wetsuit, so he ended up having to borrow one from photographer Corey Wilson. That selfless soul was nearly hypothermic by the end of this session, but he just wanted to get a good photo. This one’s pretty nice, Corey. Photo: C. Wilson

Taylor didn’t even bring a wetsuit, so he ended up having to borrow one from photographer Corey Wilson. That selfless soul was nearly hypothermic by the end of this session, but he just wanted to get a good photo. This one’s pretty nice, Corey. Photo: C. Wilson

They were fun when they came. Photo: Jimmicane

They were fun when they came. Photo: Jimmicane

High five to first person who tells us what Dane’s shirt means. Photo: Jimmicane

High five to first person who tells us what Dane’s shirt means. Photo: Jimmicane

“Water on deck” — the spray that comes up onto your board when you’re doing a turn — is something Taylor thinks a lot about. With how wonky this wave was, it was unavoidable on some sections, even for him. Photo: C. Wilson

“Water on deck” — the spray that comes up onto your board when you’re doing a turn — is something Taylor thinks a lot about. With how wonky this wave was, it was unavoidable on some sections, even for him. Photo: C. Wilson

Sunrise from our house. If you want to book this spot click here (hyperlink to http://www.vrbo.com/435050) . It’s more affordable than you’d think. Photo: Jimmicane

Sunrise from our house. If you want to book this spot click here: http://www.vrbo.com/435050. It’s more affordable than you’d think. Photo: Jimmicane

Power surfing — above, below or through the lip — begins with the bottom turn. Photo: Jimmicane

Power surfing — above, below or through the lip — begins with the bottom turn. Photo: Jimmicane

Dane Reynolds. Photo: Jimmicane

Dane Reynolds. Photo: Jimmicane

Pivot and drive, pivot and drive. Taylor Knox and a turn that will never die. Photo: Jimmicane

Pivot and drive, pivot and drive. Taylor Knox and a turn that will never die. Photo: Jimmicane

Dane and Taylor swapped boards a couple of times. Taylor did his first air-reverse on Dane’s board, and here, Dane gives air to a board that is typically submerged. Photo: C. Wilson

Dane and Taylor swapped boards a couple of times. Taylor did his first air-reverse on Dane’s board, and here, Dane gives air to a board that is typically submerged. Photo: C. Wilson

A couple of years ago SURFING suggested people stop doing floaters and start using floaters. This is what we meant. Taylor takes the scenic route to pass the section. Photo: Jimmicane

A couple of years ago SURFING suggested people stop doing floaters and start using floaters. This is what we meant. Taylor takes the gentleman's route to pass the section. Photo: Jimmicane

6) Stars: They’re just like us! They change tires…Photo: C. Wilson

6) Stars: They’re just like us! They change tires…Photo: C. Wilson

This is not a fly-away. Dane earnestly tried to stick this, but landed in that sketchy valley between the lip and the whitewater. Would have been the biggest air ever done, we believe. Photo: Jimmicane

This is not a fly-away. Dane earnestly tried to stick this, but landed in that sketchy valley between the lip and the whitewater. Would have been the biggest air ever done, we believe. Photo: Jimmicane

TK and a classic display of power. Photo: C. Wilson

TK and a classic display of power. Photo: C. Wilson

Morning commute. Photo: C. Wilson

Morning commute. Photo: C. Wilson

Dane is as Dane does. Photo: Jimmicane

Dane is as Dane does. Photo: Jimmicane

There were about 5 bedrooms in this place and Dane took the couch. Photo: Jimmicane

There were about 5 bedrooms in this place and Dane took the couch. Photo: Jimmicane

A desert mirage. Photo: Jimmicane

A desert mirage. Photo: Jimmicane

Dane, Cabo power slob. Photo: C. Wilson

Dane, Cabo power slob. Photo: C. Wilson

Monday Photos: Cabo San Lucas


 

If you check out our November issue you’ll see that most of the images were shot during a very special trip to mainland Mexico. But before we tasted magic on the mainland, we dabbled with mediocrity on Baja. These 19 photos are from the first trip with Taylor and Dane, to Cabo. As Dane said in his edit from this trip, we were “revisiting the same shitty wave that Taylor Knox killed in 2002 in the movie Arc.” But Taylor had made it look deceivingly good in the film, and so we went. The waves were average and the water was cold, but Taylor and Dane got along well enough to say, “Let’s try again.” So we went to mainland Mexico, we went around California, and then we threw it all together and made a magazine. —Taylor Paul