The Pacific coast of Mexico extends from the arid north to the lush, tropical south. Thundering beach breaks with board and back-snapping brutality such as Puerto Escondido are the well known face of this coastline. However less demanding points, reefs and beach set-ups do exist in abundance. Pioneered in the 1940s by visiting American surfers this region holds some classic set-ups. During the winter months, north-west swells propagate down from the Pacific with south-west swells dominating for the rest of the year. Sea temperatures vary from north to south, though not by much, with a high and low peaks of 23-29Â°C or 73-84Â°F. Crime against visiting surfers is common and becoming increasingly so, especially in the north.
Shops supplying surf boards, wetsuits, clothing, leashes, wax, deck pads, fins, DVDs and anything you might need to go surfing.