The Best Place You've Never Heard Of


Anthill Films: Follow Me Shoot - Punta San Carlos, Baja, Mexico

It is late November 2009 and the Anthill crew is heading towards Northern Baja California, Mexico.  Our destination is a place called Punta San Carlos (PSC) where we will stay at a remote surf camp while we film lines for ‘Follow Me’ in the surrounding desert backcountry. It takes three fifteen-hour days of driving from Vancouver, BC to get to PSC (unless you are Gully and you take two short flights).  The rest of the crew loaded up the truck and a trailer with all of the camera equipment and eight bikes for the riders.

The crew includes three riders, four filmmakers and a photographer.  The riders are Matt Hunter from Kamloops, BC, Geoff ‘Gully’ Gulevich from North Vancouver, BC and Cameron McCaul from Aptos, California.  The filmmakers are Colin Jones, Darren McCullough, Darcy Wittenburg and myself.  Haruki ‘Harookz’ Noguchi is capturing the photographs.

Anthill Films: Follow Me Shoot - Punta San Carlos, Baja, Mexico

This was an amazing trip and everyone on the trip was stoked for the movie segment in ‘Follow Me’, as we were rewarded with some of the best terrain we’ve ever seen.  I’ll let the riders do the talking:

Hunter, “The ‘Follow Me’ dynamic was perfect at PSC.  We rode some lines together and the openness of the terrain was rad because we could each ride our own variation.  Seeing Gully’s and Cam’s lines and then picking my own, it had a different feel there than on a trail where the line choice is more limited.”

Anthill Films: Follow Me Shoot - Punta San Carlos, Baja, Mexico

Gully, “Lines that we all came together on gave us a chance to work together and show the trios different strengths and styles.  I really enjoyed working with Hunter and McCaul.”

Anthill Films: Follow Me Shoot - Punta San Carlos, Baja, Mexico

Hunter, “PSC is a secret shred zone.  You can ride and surf and eat and party and it’s all top notch.  You’re on the beach in Mexico and there are so many fun things to do that there isn’t enough time in the day.  It’s the best place you’ve never heard of.”

Anthill Films: Follow Me Shoot - Punta San Carlos, Baja, Mexico

PSC is a place you ought to go and find.  It is beautiful and it is remote.  To the west is the seemingly endless rugged Pacific coastline.  To the east is the vast Baja backcountry with unlimited line potential.  There is a lot to do activity-wise but at the same time the essence of the place is relaxing. Nature provides the sounds and the visuals. The air is fresh and the environment is rejuvenating.

Anthill Filmmaker Jonathan Schramm