Cabo Bob is really the combination of the spirit of many characters I have met through my years of traveling and living in Baja California. The first encounter with a true Cabo Bob character was when my friends and I were camped out at a Southern Baja surf spot known as "Shipwrecks," in the 80's. We were staring at our second day of relatively flat ocean when we saw this beat up old VW Combi Van pull off the dirt road onto the beach. An old beach bum rolled out and saw we were getting ready to leave the infamous surf spot and he told us to hang out a bit longer. We rolled our eyes at this old surfer with his van packed full of junk, wondering if this guy even had the slightest clue what he was talking about. We let out a collective "yah right" and kept packing up our stuff. Within the hour we could hear the pounding surf on the beach as the waves grew larger… Turns out we had several days of great waves and great stories from the old Baja vagabond.