surfing in puerto escondido
Zicatela beach located in Puerto Escondido Mexico can easily be classed as one of the most powerful beach breaks in the world. Zicatela has many combined factors which make it such an amazing set up.
Swells travel very long distances from the south before unleashing their fury on the shallow banks of Puerto Escondido. The swells reach the beach uninterrupted thanks to a very deep canyon located close to the coastline, so before they even break you have swells travelling with extreme power and speed. When these waves unload on Zicatela they create rights and lefts that will provide you with some of the most intense tubes around. Pack your guns and extra bodyboards as both are snapped on a daily basis.Prime season for big swells is May through to October. This is the rainy season and wave quality improves with the change of seasons. An added bonus in this season is offshores in the afternoon, so If you survived the morning session, another surf awaits.
The dry season will also provide swells but not as consistent. The most consistent quality of Puerto Escondido is offshore winds in the morning until about 10:00 am – 11:00 am
For those not looking for such power or size there are alternate waves close by, “la Punta” is a left hand point break about 2km down the beach. When It lines up.
It can also provide beginners and experienced surfers with tubes and long walls to rip.
The mexican pipeline can provide you with the ride of your life and has done so for many travelling surfers and locals alike. Come and enjoy this amazing creation and we hope to see you deep in the tube of the day!