In October, Justin Coffey and Kyra Sacdalan will embark upon an epic motorcycle-meets-surf adventure. The idea is to ride a pair of dual-sport motorcycles from Long Beach to La Paz and back, more than 1,000 miles each way. The goal is to witness the start of the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, which will take place on November 12th in Ensenada, before riding south toward Scorpion Bay. The adventure will be featured in Overland Journal and SLIDE Magazine, as well as on Expedition Portal. A short film, shot and edited by Pursuit of the Arbitrary, will highlight our experience, in addition to a long-form editorial piece and photo feature which will be produced by Justin.
Once the couple return to the United States, they’ll curate a collection of photographs which will be displayed in Caffé Vita coffee shops up and down the west coast, as well as a gallery debut at Deus Ex Machina in Venice, CA. The intention of the trip – other than the adventure of it all – is to utilize small displacement dual-sport motorcycles to explore the Baja peninsula; searching for surf, camping along the coast, eating interesting things and meeting extraordinary people along the way. They’ll take advantage of any opportunity to ride off-road, avoiding highways and overpopulated areas at all costs… carrying only the essentials, eating and drinking only what they can afford, and traveling as fast (or slow) as they want.
This is neither the first nor the last time someone traveled south to surf, but Justin feels they’ll be able to add a little excitement to what is already sure to be an interesting adventure – riding small displacement motorcycles more than two-thousand miles, to witness one of the most spectacular motorsport events on earth, the Baja 1000.