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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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 Santa Cruz

Mexico, Sinaloa-Nayarit

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 21° 26.127' N
Longitude: 105° 12.233' W

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Easy to get to by car or bus. Santa Cruz is a small fishing village about 1 hour south of San Blas via the coast and about 1 hours from Tepic which is inland. Just go to the town and head for the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Easy to get to by car or bus. Santa Cruz is a small fishing village about 1 hour south of San Blas via the coast and about 1 hours from Tepic which is inland. Just go to the town and head for the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Easy to get to by car or bus. Santa Cruz is a small fishing village about 1 hour south of San Blas via the coast and about 1 hours from Tepic which is inland. Just go to the town and head for the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Easy to get to by car or bus. Santa Cruz is a small fishing village about 1 hour south of San Blas via the coast and about 1 hours from Tepic which is inland. Just go to the town and head for the beach.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionLeft

BottomFlat rocks

PowerHollow, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

A beautiful left point break, rated it as regional classic but can become world class on big summer swells. Needs a lot of swell to start turning on, like most waves in this area. The wave hugs a cliff and peels along it. There is another wave to the immideate north that may work on small swells, a rivermouth/point combination that can produce perfect lefts from 2-8 feet. Shark worries can be high at the rivermouth. There are some sharp rocks on the bottom so easy on the bailing. People have hit have hit their faces on rocks, but it is mostly when waves are seriously ripping.

English (Translate this text in English): A beautiful left point break, rated it as regional classic but can become world class on big summer swells. Needs a lot of swell to start turning on, like most waves in this area. The wave hugs a cliff and peels along it. There is another wave to the immideate north that may work on small swells, a rivermouth/point combination that can produce perfect lefts from 2-8 feet. Shark worries can be high at the rivermouth. There are some sharp rocks on the bottom so easy on the bailing. People have hit have hit their faces on rocks, but it is mostly when waves are seriously ripping.

English (Translate this text in English): A beautiful left point break, rated it as regional classic but can become world class on big summer swells. Needs a lot of swell to start turning on, like most waves in this area. The wave hugs a cliff and peels along it. There is another wave to the immideate north that may work on small swells, a rivermouth/point combination that can produce perfect lefts from 2-8 feet. Shark worries can be high at the rivermouth. There are some sharp rocks on the bottom so easy on the bailing. People have hit have hit their faces on rocks, but it is mostly when waves are seriously ripping.

English (Translate this text in English): A beautiful left point break, rated it as regional classic but can become world class on big summer swells. Needs a lot of swell to start turning on, like most waves in this area. The wave hugs a cliff and peels along it. There is another wave to the immideate north that may work on small swells, a rivermouth/point combination that can produce perfect lefts from 2-8 feet. Shark worries can be high at the rivermouth. There are some sharp rocks on the bottom so easy on the bailing. People have hit have hit their faces on rocks, but it is mostly when waves are seriously ripping.

Atmosphere

Perhaps Mexico's most beautiful stretch of coast. The jungle drops down the cliffs right into the sea. Very lush and wet. Waves are best in the rainy season so prepare for bugs and lots of rain and lightning. The town is very slow and friendly. Locals sit in the plaza (drinking cervezitas) during the afternoon and evening thunderstorms to watch nature's light show. Remember needs a big S or SW swell to turn on. Worth the wait.

English (Translate this text in English): Perhaps Mexico's most beautiful stretch of coast. The jungle drops down the cliffs right into the sea. Very lush and wet. Waves are best in the rainy season so prepare for bugs and lots of rain and lightning. The town is very slow and friendly. Locals sit in the plaza (drinking cervezitas) during the afternoon and evening thunderstorms to watch nature's light show. Remember needs a big S or SW swell to turn on. Worth the wait.

English (Translate this text in English): Perhaps Mexico's most beautiful stretch of coast. The jungle drops down the cliffs right into the sea. Very lush and wet. Waves are best in the rainy season so prepare for bugs and lots of rain and lightning. The town is very slow and friendly. Locals sit in the plaza (drinking cervezitas) during the afternoon and evening thunderstorms to watch nature's light show. Remember needs a big S or SW swell to turn on. Worth the wait.

English (Translate this text in English): Perhaps Mexico's most beautiful stretch of coast. The jungle drops down the cliffs right into the sea. Very lush and wet. Waves are best in the rainy season so prepare for bugs and lots of rain and lightning. The town is very slow and friendly. Locals sit in the plaza (drinking cervezitas) during the afternoon and evening thunderstorms to watch nature's light show. Remember needs a big S or SW swell to turn on. Worth the wait.

General

It is fairly easy on a normal day but can pound on you on a "good" if you are a begginer. Fairly fun

English (Translate this text in English): It is fairly easy on a normal day but can pound on you on a "good" if you are a begginer. Fairly fun

English (Translate this text in English): It is fairly easy on a normal day but can pound on you on a "good" if you are a begginer. Fairly fun

English (Translate this text in English): It is fairly easy on a normal day but can pound on you on a "good" if you are a begginer. Fairly fun

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By Robert Silvia , 10-08-2008

Robert - yes i have a house right on the Beach.. i have been going her Since i was Thirteen this is my Home. if you come her Dont' be a Ass.the river is not a good spot to Swim . it is Polluted. most of the women of the Town wash clothes in it . the Surf is off and on . if you come to this town. try to help the kids like toys and Books firs Aid Thank You. and be Safe

By strider10950@yahoo.com , 06-06-2006

poncho Del rancho - Got a house in Sta Cruz,nayarit.... built it in 78....been a cple of years since I ve been down there...

By no pp in the watter in sc , 09-05-2006

Shark bite not right forced to beg - The sharkeyest spot on the pacific... south afirca wins but as far as get a net full of dead fish in the line up.. clean your fish on the beach... shit in the river... and process a bunch of dead ocean stuff and dump it in to the ocean you win and when you are on the beach and wonder why no one out... paddle out dont hit a long line net full of dead shit and paddle in a skin burning nose rotting river... lets go back to pv and get drunk and tell hero storys. no joke get bit in mexico go here!

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