Surfing in Mexico
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Information about Mexico
Surf Mexico - Quick Facts
LOCATION: Below America, above Guetamala.
CURRENCY: Mexican Peso
Get to the bottom of the USA and keep heading south. You will find some lovely warm crystal blue water. Oh yeah, and great waves.
Mexico (The United Mexican States) is the fifth largest county in the Americas. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico.
The capital city, and the largest, is Mexico City. The official language is Spanish. Its currency is the Mexico Peso.
Mexico is easily accessible from the US and there are world class spots a few hours south of the border.
Mexico Surfing Info and Details
Mexico Surf Spot Map
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Mexico is a fantastic country for surfing. There's a huge variety of breaks and plenty of swell. Uncrowded breaks can be found along the entire length of the Pacific Ocean coastline. The waves can be surfed all year round, and the coastline is pounded with consistent surf. Mexico has over 6000 miles of coastline with over 1500 miles on the mainland Pacific.
April to October is the main season and with nice weather, warm water temperatures and good waves, you could not ask for anything more. Waves are generated all year round by the deep Southern Ocean low pressure systems and more localised tropical storms, June to October being hurricane season.
A great place for a surf trip is the southern tip of Baja California - the place is a swell magnet and it is totally lacking crowds. There is a large variety of waves to suit everyone from beginner to the most experienced surfer.
Waves to check out are Puerto Escondido - one of the best beachbreaks in the world - and waves around the Oaxaca region in the south. And here it is:
Mexico's Jewel: the wave at Puerto Escondido. Photo credit Ryan Huxley
Surfing Mexico - The Good
Very Consistent Waves.
Barrels - loads of them!
Surf Mexico - The Bad and the Ugly
Crowds can be a problem.
Crime in some areas.
Mexico Surfing Conditions
Mexico Swell Size and Mexico Water Temperature
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