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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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 Puerto Arista

Mexico, Oaxaca-Chiapas

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 Access

You can get to Puerto Arista by bus from major towns in Chiapas / Oaxaca during mexican holidays (christmas and Semana Santa=easter). However, for the rest of the year, you will have to go for a cab. The spot is right at Puerto Arista beach. Just walk along the beach to find the best break.

English (Translate this text in English): You can get to Puerto Arista by bus from major towns in Chiapas / Oaxaca during mexican holidays (christmas and Semana Santa=easter). However, for the rest of the year, you will have to go for a cab. The spot is right at Puerto Arista beach. Just walk along the beach to find the best break.

English (Translate this text in English): You can get to Puerto Arista by bus from major towns in Chiapas / Oaxaca during mexican holidays (christmas and Semana Santa=easter). However, for the rest of the year, you will have to go for a cab. The spot is right at Puerto Arista beach. Just walk along the beach to find the best break.

English (Translate this text in English): You can get to Puerto Arista by bus from major towns in Chiapas / Oaxaca during mexican holidays (christmas and Semana Santa=easter). However, for the rest of the year, you will have to go for a cab. The spot is right at Puerto Arista beach. Just walk along the beach to find the best break.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day length

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind direction

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

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movement

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 Additional Information

Fun waves, good to surf after breaking your neck in Puerto Escondido. No strong currents.
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Nice town in general, cool people. Stay at Jose’s camping cabins. Cool vibes...Tell him Alan from South Carolina says high.

English (Translate this text in English): Fun waves, good to surf after breaking your neck in Puerto Escondido. No strong currents.<br />+<br />Nice town in general, cool people. Stay at Jose’s camping cabins. Cool vibes...Tell him Alan from South Carolina says high.

English (Translate this text in English): Fun waves, good to surf after breaking your neck in Puerto Escondido. No strong currents.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;Nice town in general, cool people. Stay at Jose’s camping cabins. Cool vibes...Tell him Alan from South Carolina says high.

English (Translate this text in English): Fun waves, good to surf after breaking your neck in Puerto Escondido. No strong currents.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Nice town in general, cool people. Stay at Jose’s camping cabins. Cool vibes...Tell him Alan from South Carolina says high.

Atmosphere

Totally empty if you don't go during Christmas or Easter.
I did a surf tour of Mexico in 2000.
I got there end of May, we were 3 tourists in a dead town. Only 3 hotels available. This is apparently the beach people from Chiapas go on holidays for Semana Santa.

English (Translate this text in English): Totally empty if you don't go during Christmas or Easter.<br />I did a surf tour of Mexico in 2000.<br />I got there end of May, we were 3 tourists in a dead town. Only 3 hotels available. This is apparently the beach people from Chiapas go on holidays for Semana Santa.

English (Translate this text in English): Totally empty if you don't go during Christmas or Easter.&lt;br &#47;&gt;I did a surf tour of Mexico in 2000.&lt;br &#47;&gt;I got there end of May, we were 3 tourists in a dead town. Only 3 hotels available. This is apparently the beach people from Chiapas go on holidays for Semana Santa.

English (Translate this text in English): Totally empty if you don't go during Christmas or Easter.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;I did a surf tour of Mexico in 2000.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;I got there end of May, we were 3 tourists in a dead town. Only 3 hotels available. This is apparently the beach people from Chiapas go on holidays for Semana Santa.

General

Totally empty if you don't go during Christmas or Easter.
I did a surf tour of Mexico in 2000.
I got there end of May, we were 3 tourists in a dead town. Only 3 hotels available. This is apparently where beach people from Chiapas go on holidays for Semana Santa.

English (Translate this text in English): Totally empty if you don't go during Christmas or Easter.<br />I did a surf tour of Mexico in 2000.<br />I got there end of May, we were 3 tourists in a dead town. Only 3 hotels available. This is apparently where beach people from Chiapas go on holidays for Semana Santa.

English (Translate this text in English): Totally empty if you don't go during Christmas or Easter.&lt;br &#47;&gt;I did a surf tour of Mexico in 2000.&lt;br &#47;&gt;I got there end of May, we were 3 tourists in a dead town. Only 3 hotels available. This is apparently where beach people from Chiapas go on holidays for Semana Santa.

English (Translate this text in English): Totally empty if you don't go during Christmas or Easter.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;I did a surf tour of Mexico in 2000.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;I got there end of May, we were 3 tourists in a dead town. Only 3 hotels available. This is apparently where beach people from Chiapas go on holidays for Semana Santa.

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By anonymous , 18-04-2005

Close Outs - Great weather, morning off-shore, 3-4 foot but closing out and virtually unrideable for miles!!

By anzaro@gmail.com , 10-04-2005

Bienvenidos a Pto. Arista - Maybe a little complicated to surf on a normal board because the waves, but they are excellente for boogie boards. En epoca de lluvia y tormentas tropicales realmenet valen la pena las olas para todo tipo de tablas...Sorry my english sucks big time, but i try

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