In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Tunco, El Salvador
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
is a surfer's choice for the sport because the waves are good and the town is
affordable. And... the water is near perfect temperature.
Surfer carrying his long board
The beach has surfers everywhere.
If you are on your beach towel or swimming in the sea, you can watch
them go past you to the higher waves farther down the beach.
Young girl taking her
first surf lesson
Private surf lessons are
available through several shops in El Tunco. This girl is eager to go and seems
to be enjoying herself.
It didn't take her long to get the drift of
things and she was up on her board in no time! After her short ride, she was
fist-pumping and shouting.
Now she's a surfer girl.
Notice her surf board leash on her ankle.
Boards for rent
If you do not own a board or aren't traveling
with your own, you can rent one from the shops on the main drag in El Tunco for
$10 a day.
Notice the main street is not paved, only
Heading down to bigger
The bigger waves on this
beach are the ones in the horseshoe in the center of the photo. A sandbar juts
out into the sea and the ocean rolls and crashes higher here.
Girls just wanna have
Everyone wants to get in on
the fun and the beach babes are on their way to the jetty too.
Notice the surf board
leashes are wrapped around the bottom of their boards.
Sea, sun and young girls
We watched the gear of
these girls while they went out swimming. The beach was not crowded and people
Finished for the day
There are two areas that are good for
surfing, one at the horseshoe mentioned above and another section at the
opposite end of the beach. This girl is probably done for the day, but maybe she
is going to check out the waves at the other end.
A surfer girl with her
Shorter boards tend to be
more "goosey" in the water and takes a greater amount of skill to navigate them
on the waves. This girl must have experience in the water to be using a shorter
board. Then again, the size of one's board could be a personal preference.
A young man and his board
Each board has a leash to strap onto your
foot so you don't lose your board when you are out surfing. This man's leash is
not wound around the board but is hanging loose. He might be looking to do more
wave riding at the other end of the beach.
Down to the bare minimum
It's a simple life. Surfers don't bring much
with them to the beach. No sunglasses, shoes, towels or beach bags. Otherwise
these items might be stolen at the beach, and carrying the board is enough to
concern themselves over.
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For a surfing pictorial of Kata Beach,
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