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Latitude: 15° 50.83' N
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DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityTotally Epic
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthWest
Good wind directionSouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide position
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
The mexican Pipeline: fast, hollow, destroyer of boards. Considered by some people to be the best beachbreak in the world, along with Kirra in Australia and La Graviere in France. The main beach (Marinero) isn't surfed. Go to the beachbreak of Zicatela. On average day, the wave closes out 2 times on 3. So you must be attentive to catch the good ones, also be aware of backwash. Up to 8ft, the wave is often crowded. However, above this size a high technical level of surf is required - the crowds thin out. Take a longer board for the tubes. Surf early in the morning to avoid the typical onshore wind which gets up from around 10-11h but which turns offshore again before the night. No problem to get your broken board repaired in PE, its got a whole surf community.
The waves are at its biggest in the summer when most other summers are small. This is because the turning of Mexico. Puerto Escondido almost faces south. So what happens is that they get all the winter waves that are created in the South American like in Chile an Peru in the winter and it throught it up to Mexico. So that is how you get big as waves in the summer. I was there in June, and they were waiting for the real big ones around mid July.
Difficult to paddle out, you either need the help of a jetsky or go out throug the right where the beach gets real deap and then paddle to the spot you want to take off from. That can take some time.
This spot is crowded. Locals and travellers are both heavy.
It's really inexpensive and the food is great, nice people and also is a safe place to stay, and don't forget to visit "Wipeout Bar" located on the main street with the two more beautiful women in town, after that go to "El Tubo" right on the beach (be sure to arrive after 1:00am)
By marincosrfr , 19-12-2010
Xmas in Puerto - 15-20 local adolescents on the point all paddling for the same 2 foot wave with at least 4 people surfing at a time...sound fun? Go to Puerto during the holidays. I'm sure this place cranks hard during other months but its probably best to go somewhere else in December.
By Anonymous , 21-05-2010
NEVER GO TO PUERTO AND FOR GODS SAKE DON"T MOVE THIER - Been kidnapped twice, killed my best client. Third time they tried to kidnap me after a local attorney called my home and wanted money, as we were en route to a U.S. Embassy Safe House. 2 hours later the police were at my home, as we were en route to a U.S. Embassy Safe House, shot at us three times, stabbed my wife and thats just a few of the things the POLICE HAVE DONE FROM THEIR!!!!
they are ZETAS people are killed all the time there and many do not even get reported or investigated by police....go figure why?
By diego castillo mendaz , 11-04-2010
puerto escondido - puerto escondido es un paraíso, con sus bellos hoteles y sus cálidas aguas yo les recomiendo alojarse en el hotel flor de maría que esta como a 50 metros. de la playa es su mejor opción
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