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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
Alternative name Bolas
Wave qualityRegional Classic
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
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
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
You can see your vehicle from the water at about 50 to 70 yards out (depends on the size).
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?).
It's a great spot to visit, but I wouldn't invest in any real estate.
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.
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