Boy do I like going south. In fact, I like it so much I drove from California to Panama one year and surfed every wave I could find in between. I wrote a book about it too, currently going through an update called the Gringos Guide. Anyway, going south is a lot of fun and is very diverse. South America has so much surf that if you only made it there you’d have enough for a lifetime. But then I found Brazil and fell in love wth that country and culture. So much to explore out there my friends. Like going left—check out Peru and Chile.
Central America is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast. The two are connected but you can’t drive to South America because of something called the Darien Gap. Derek knows because he got there and couldn’t pass.