The last half year I have managed this extreme sports shop on the most beautiful beach of Playa del Carmen. White sand, multicolored blue sea, a constant and cooling breeze and a rising sun without fail. Being right in the middle of beachlife is an experience in itself. Besides the friendly and erratic owner who shows up every few days, the capitan who shouts ´comida' when he is hungry, a kitesurfjunkie and various selfabsorbed and mostly friendly divers who live for the high you get from going deep, a cross section of playa people pass by every day. Suppliers, beach scavengers, lifeguards, beachclubstaff, various kind of police, friends (fortunately except immigration), friends of friends, friends of friends of friends, and not to forget the tourists.