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Drive North from Tampico until yuo reach the Altamira Induatrial zone. Turn East onto the access road and drive until you reach the Jetties. Drive North on the dirt road until you reach the Beach. You will see 2 large jetties running out to create the ship channel with a smaller jetty to the South extending ashort way out.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementFalling tide
This spot is typically surfed by the locals from Tampico when they can get a ride and when the swell is usually closed out at the Jetty in Tampico. It holds a big swell and usually cleans it up better. It's in the industrial channel, so whatch out for ships entering and leaving.
I surfed here for over 3 years whie building a plastics plant in the industrial corridor. I could see the break from the top of the tower we built an did surf checks from there. I kept a board in my offcie and was the source of soem amusement from my colleagues. Bit I did catch it good and often.
Goof beach break with better form than most other breaks in the area. Not crowded and isolated. Worth catching.
By Britman , 12-09-2012
Still on - This spot is still working, sometimes the security guard from the industrial port may take you out of the water due to is a Government land, certainly the original description of the spot is right, works when a strong North wind hit the area (cold front) and during the cold front is waves are on. If in Tampico the water is messy (due to take one day to the wave to get aligned) this is the spot. Most of the surf time is on winter, so you might require wearing a wetsuit.
By Anonymous , 09-12-2008
surf quest - I am looking for local surfer from the spi texas area to go on a mission to find surf down in the veracruz /camperche area. wave models look great after each coldfron,15 ft plus, who wants to go land check it out? I BET THERE'S SOME SURF TO BE HAD!
By email@example.com , 18-05-2005
How do you get there? - Hi, we're heading to Tampico in a week. Is Altamira the best break around and does anyone know for sure how to get there?? Thanks
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