About La Punta - Playa Zicatela

Located at the far south headland of Playa Zicatela, La Punta is the every surfer's option when Puerto Escondido is too nuts. The headland does a good job of absorbing and refracting raw swell energy (which helps the chargers up the beach), making for a ridiculously fun lefthand pointbreak that pumps out barrel sections, ramps, steep walls and crisp shoulders with every wave. The water is pretty much always a deep turquoise and bathwater warm. Plus, when Zicatela blows out, La Punta will handle the wind far better and all day long.

Source: La Punta - Playa Zicatela Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced.

Local Vibe

Intimidating

Welcoming Intimidating

Heavy.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

Very heavy.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Very versatile left.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Long paddles back out after lengthy rides after battling the pack for waves.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Typically pretty clean.

Additional Information

Hazards

Agitating the locals, rocks.

Access

Easy. Walk, drive or hop on bus from Zicatela.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand and rock

Best Season

March-October

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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