RpmSURFER's photo of Puerto Escondido


Average rating of 4.57 from 178 votes

Puerto Escondido

Spot Location: Mexico, Pacific > Pacific Coast Mexico > Puerto Escondido

Date Taken: 24th April 2011. 34520 page views since 27th April 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
6ft 16s 210.45° 1.9ft 9s   1 2 mph Clear 80°f
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sprayNsurf May 3, 2011 Rating: -1


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wave-os May 2, 2011 Rating: 1

This place is getting extremely crowded with foreingners.That is why we need to secure our borders from illegal surfers riding our waves, in this great country of ours...Did I just sounded like a tea party member???I think I am becoming a Mexican redneck.Oh well.

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ScallopR May 3, 2011 Rating: -1

Please do, tighten up those borders.

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MFNTYRONE May 1, 2011 Rating: 1

Photo of the day not week.... its a great pick but come on change it already...

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Gazza Milla Apr 30, 2011 Rating: 0

Puerto Tax Collector!

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jAHiO Apr 29, 2011 Rating: 1

pura vida !

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Jack Glick Apr 29, 2011 Rating: 7

what's wrong, no new Photo of the Day today? what, is everyone in Britain doing something bett-- oh...

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ManLuQ Apr 29, 2011 Rating: 0

Amazing photo. Congrats!

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Renzo Cacho Apr 28, 2011 Rating: 0

ay que rico!!!

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gummybear Apr 28, 2011 Rating: 9

Why does the world tour not come here? I'm forever seeing shots of crazy waves here..

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the vanity project May 2, 2011 Rating: 1

Any chance to hear Greg Weatherall’s delightful nasal drone trying to pronounce Puerto Escondido would be money well spent

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tjo Apr 29, 2011 Rating: 3

puerto is not exactly a secret

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Wincy Apr 29, 2011 Rating: 0

yes i do not see it as a bad thing. id be quite happy never to see a comp again.

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luisspellcast Apr 29, 2011 Rating: 1

If it is about dollars, not waves then it's self explanatory why they don't go to more places or places like the one pictured... could also be a bad logistic choice given all involving factors from accommodation to spot exposure... if I was a local, I don't think I would trade a chance to see some pros for a destroyed beach from all the masses following them that both trash talk and litter... Let's keep some of these spots like they are now: clean

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Wincy Apr 29, 2011 Rating: 0

because the world tour is more interested in going to city beachbreaks like new york and rio where there is heaps of exposure to mainstream media therefore more money. its all about sponsorship mi amigo. dollars are the backbone of the surf industry. fortunately for the surf brands we the wave riding majority are naive enough to believe otherwise.

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shanok Apr 29, 2011 Rating: 0

in 2006 there was a Rip Curl Pro Search... in many ways was one of the best in years.! Andy, Taj, Kelly and others Score perfect barrels in one secret spot in the area. You are right, should be one STOP from the tour.

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Gomas Apr 28, 2011 Rating: 0

time and time again sick pics come out of this place! looks so friggin heavy!!!

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iskiate23 Apr 28, 2011 Rating: -4

Where did the wave come from? There is a hilly shoreline DIRECTLY behind the wave. Please explain to my ignorance.

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GeorgeMichaelBarrymore May 1, 2011 Rating: 0

Its one of them new Kelly Slater Wave pools

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PZphoto&travel Apr 30, 2011 Rating: 0

This photo was taken from the farbar to the central and that you see on the bottom is puerto escondido town in the end of the bay, check more zicatela photos here,,http://www.facebook.com/pages/PZphototravel/202525043110350

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b0ngman Apr 29, 2011 Rating: 0

if you go to google maps... find puerto escondido... its about 150 miles south of acupulco... you can see the little gulf where this pic was taken (Bahia Principal) and then I would imagine the picture was taken right around Hotel Sante Fe... its easy to see how the swell can roll in and there can be land in what appears to be the direct background of the photograph

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b0ngman Apr 29, 2011 Rating: 0

its probably just angles.... what looks like directly behind in a photograph can be quite a bit closer to 90 degrees

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soutie Apr 29, 2011 Rating: 0

there is no way of explaining your ignorance. where do waves come from ? i wonder.

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Portpipe Apr 29, 2011 Rating: 0

we've all been duped

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sibo Apr 28, 2011 Rating: 1

Have a look at the map on the MSW Puerto page theres a point which sticks out at the Northern end of the beach!

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fry63 Apr 28, 2011 Rating: -1

It is definitely not possible that the land ends at the rocky point on the left..

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Céardsafuck? Apr 28, 2011 Rating: 2

Using a telephoto lens. Compressed the distance between foreground and background. In reality those hills would look tiiiiiny...As in 'theses ones are small...those ones are far away'

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Portpipe Apr 28, 2011 Rating: -2

obviously photoshopped iskiate23

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Gomas Apr 28, 2011 Rating: 0


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doobie mcshitlips Apr 28, 2011 Rating: 7

the wave is breaking in a lake. the biggest lake in mexico , ricki lake

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Zac Gibson Apr 28, 2011 Rating: 0

well as he is shooting into the wave a not straight onto it so that is why the is land behind

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dannyoconnor Apr 28, 2011 Rating: 0

how crowded does this place get?

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PZphoto&travel Apr 30, 2011 Rating: 0

Don't worry about crowd mate, zicatela is a very very big beach you can find a place for surf alone if you have enough level and courage for be paddeling out there !!!!!

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doobie mcshitlips Apr 30, 2011 Rating: 1

actually it cannot get crowded . there is a federal law that prohibits all but mexican royalty and their guests from surfing here which , i might add, is enforced by the federales.

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senorbokchoy Apr 30, 2011 Rating: 0

it can get super crowded

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stritch Apr 28, 2011 Rating: 3

someone was sickened they didnt get photo of the day anyway...good way to take out your anger anyway, giving 1's to epic photos, tosspots

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Sunspot Apr 28, 2011 Rating: -1

people do that???

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sk Apr 28, 2011 Rating: 0

What words could do justice to that wave ?? Could sit and look at that all day....

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Sunspot Apr 28, 2011 Rating: 0

people do that???