About Pascuales

Pascuales is Colima's answer to Oaxaca's famous Puerto Escondido -- thumping, thick, fast beachbreak barrels with enough power to snap a gun and dent the biggest ego. Pound-for-pound, Pascuales is just as heavy as Puerto and offers up equally giant and terrifying, mutant A-frames. If you want to surf Pascuales at its most pristine, you'll have to be an early bird, as almost every day will see the wind clock around to onshore around 11am. After that the lineup becomes an unruly mess, unless it is quite small -- at which point the sloppy ramps are an absolute blast. Because the rivermouth just to the north replenishes the sandbars regularly, and because the offshore bathymetry is a magnet for swell, you're guaranteed rideable waves every day throughout the spring and summer. When it's pumping, the current is treacherous and the poundings as brutal as they get, so if you're not 100 percent comfortable with such conditions, Pascuales will not be your cup of tea.

Source: Pascuales Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

The locals charge—humility and respect recommended.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Heavy when small, thin when big.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

One of the best places in the world to get the biggest, most perfect, beachbreak barrels of your life.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Tough going when big.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty


Additional Information


Thumping beachbreak barrels.


Parking right on the beach.

Bring Your

Shortboard, bodyboard, bodysurfing, gun



Best Season


Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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