My Surf

  • My Profile
  • My Travel Map
  • My Surfed Spots
  • My Sessions
  • My Trips
  • My Pictures
  • My Messages
  • My Blog
  • Add new blog

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

Surf spot atlas made by surfers for surfers
Enjoy and contribute!

 Puerto Madero

Mexico, Oaxaca-Chiapas

Other places:

This is an interactive map! Use controls to pan and zoom this map.

Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

GPS History (1)

Latitude: 14° 43.311' N
Longitude: 92° 25.681' W

User rating (1)


  • Favourite
  • Your favourites and future surf spot lists

    Add surf spots to your profile

 Access

From Tapachula go to the coast to Puerto Madero. Go North with all the rock jetties. Good waves between and off of the jetties. The northernmost jetty has a huge bowl left that is quick and hollow on big south swells.

English (Translate this text in English): From Tapachula go to the coast to Puerto Madero. Go North with all the rock jetties. Good waves between and off of the jetties. The northernmost jetty has a huge bowl left that is quick and hollow on big south swells.

English (Translate this text in English): From Tapachula go to the coast to Puerto Madero. Go North with all the rock jetties. Good waves between and off of the jetties. The northernmost jetty has a huge bowl left that is quick and hollow on big south swells.

English (Translate this text in English): From Tapachula go to the coast to Puerto Madero. Go North with all the rock jetties. Good waves between and off of the jetties. The northernmost jetty has a huge bowl left that is quick and hollow on big south swells.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Bolas

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBreakwater/jetty

DirectionRight

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth

Good wind directionSouthEast, East

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

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

More details

Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

Webcam url 

Dangers

- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Sharks

 Additional Information

You can see your vehicle from the water at about 50 to 70 yards out (depends on the size).

English (Translate this text in English): You can see your vehicle from the water at about 50 to 70 yards out (depends on the size).

English (Translate this text in English): You can see your vehicle from the water at about 50 to 70 yards out (depends on the size).

English (Translate this text in English): You can see your vehicle from the water at about 50 to 70 yards out (depends on the size).

Atmosphere

Really quiet,no hassles. Warm water, sun, great waves. Very challenging when it gets big. Places to stay and eat. Even better in Tapachula (20-30 minutes). I wouldn't advise anyone to camp however. Forget travelling at night. Find a place to stay where you can secure your vehicle and belongings (what's new?).

English (Translate this text in English): Really quiet,no hassles. Warm water, sun, great waves. Very challenging when it gets big. Places to stay and eat. Even better in Tapachula (20-30 minutes). I wouldn't advise anyone to camp however. Forget travelling at night. Find a place to stay where you can secure your vehicle and belongings (what's new?).

English (Translate this text in English): Really quiet,no hassles. Warm water, sun, great waves. Very challenging when it gets big. Places to stay and eat. Even better in Tapachula (20-30 minutes). I wouldn't advise anyone to camp however. Forget travelling at night. Find a place to stay where you can secure your vehicle and belongings (what's new?).

English (Translate this text in English): Really quiet,no hassles. Warm water, sun, great waves. Very challenging when it gets big. Places to stay and eat. Even better in Tapachula (20-30 minutes). I wouldn't advise anyone to camp however. Forget travelling at night. Find a place to stay where you can secure your vehicle and belongings (what's new?).

General

It's a great spot to visit, but I wouldn't invest in any real estate.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a great spot to visit, but I wouldn't invest in any real estate.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a great spot to visit, but I wouldn't invest in any real estate.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a great spot to visit, but I wouldn't invest in any real estate.

Local professional? Add your surf business

Business directory

  • Show all (0)...
  • surf tours (0)
  • surf shops and shapers (0)
  • surf schools (0)
  • sleep & eat (0)
  • rent a car, others (0)

 Videos

Show all (0)...

No video available

 Last surf sessions

Add a surf session

Show all (0)...

Ninguna sesión de surf

 Last surf trips

Add trip

Show all (0)...

Ningún viaje de surf

 Comments

Add comment

Show all (3)...

By Anonymous , 21-12-2009

I lived in Tapachula - Well, I'm from Spain, and i lived in Tapachula for 4 months. I went usually to Puerto Madero, and I didn't see it really working anytime, it's not a high quality wave. It's just worth if you live there. I wouldn't advise you going ther if you only purpose is surfing. If you surf there, be carefull with rips, they are really dangerous there, because it's a very open sea.

By Anonymous , 15-05-2009

- i've been there for 2 days, unfortunately the left wasn't working that great so i had some small rides between the last two jetties. there are definitely some rocks under the water, not only next to the visible ones. a local fisherman told me that during cold-water-swells sharks might appear at the coast, but - as he said - only at the southern part of the jetties.

the small hotels in puerto madero are okay for a night or two when there are good waves. of course tapachula offers a bigger range of hotels and restaurants etc and looks a lot nicer. there was no surfshop in the centre of tapachula, but i heard that there is a mall outside the city called "francais" - or something like that - where they have boards and some equipment.

By anonymous , 20-10-2005

finally checked it out - I checked this place out after many years of mixed stories. My view: The water looked a bit suspect, but I didn't go in. Waves were maybe chest high, and a couple boogie boarders were out on one of the rights that came off the jetties. Not many surfers in town, only a couple from what I gathered talking to one of the locals who saw my boards. The upside....the last jetty to the North has the setup to be a really good looking left. Kind of rocky, but a nice curve to the shore coming off the backside of the jetty. Catch it on a medium to big 180 to 190 degree southerly swell. A couple small restaurants at the end, who would be loyal to your gear...right next to a small cemetary. I wouldn't really go there unless you are in transit, and get lucky. I liked the main town, btw.

Errors, Feedback

You can edit this page to correct errors or add new information. If you have any problems regarding this page, Send us feedback.

Advertise

On the Go!

Wannasurf.com on your mobile

RSS All the RSS feeds of Wannasurf.com

Newsletter All news by email

Friends of Wannasurf

Wannasurf Online Shop