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The long, intense righthand barrels could be counted among the planet’s best surf, but expansion of the neighbouring port of Lázaro Cárdenas turned the wave into an ugly closeout. Petacalco has recently risen from the ashes and is now rideable on huge NW swells, but better on due S. Always powerful at any size but the sandbar shape is crucial and close-outs are the rule.

  • All Tides
  • Right-hand break over submerged reef
  • Sand
  • S - NW
  • North Westerly
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