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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Arroyo seco

Mexico, Jalisco

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DistanceSurf trip

WalkLong walk (>30 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Bahia bruja

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionLow tide only

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Sharks

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By Michael Fitzgerald , 12-05-2008

Sharks around Arroyo Seco - I live in Arroyo Seco and the local surfers say that sharks are, well, not a problem.

Don't snorkel in the freshwater lagoon behind the beach however. There are caimans (a type of crocodile).

By El rojo , 17-07-2007

Left side - Everyone surfs playa chica here but if you take a left at the end of town there is another beach that has more power. Once again, 2 second closeouts are the norm but there are also little tubes and bowls. These are probably the funnest 2 seconds closeouts you can surf and the shit is super powerful. Lots of life in the water especially rays--and you can see them all. Nobody out at this southern beach. Might want to bring a friend! Ill post some pics!

By Anonymous , 08-07-2006

- This is a pretty cool place but the previous messages are correct. its a closeout but there are some fun shoulders but I think alot of it depends on the swell angle as well. The day I surfed it there was a very very heavy right next to the rocks. You can see it in one of the pictures. My friend got tubed 3 times in a 2 hour session, but like everyone else said, definently a closeout. As for camping... no more my friends. Someone bought the land and it is all now private. They still allow beach access during the day but no overnight camping. A security guard came and made us leave after camping out for the night, AND we had a local mexican guy with us from punta mita. cool place though, and BEAUTIFUL AS HELL!

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