Make and Break at Spicy Mexpipe

Jason Lock

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Updated 130d ago

Puerto Escondido continues to pump. Over the course of July 8-10, a solid south swell rifled into Playa Zicatela, with some of the world's elite big wave surfers on tap as Mexpipe served up prime beef.

Your cast here, Fransico Porcella, Greg Long, Coco Nogales, Eric de Souza, Alex Gray, Jojo Roper and more.

Eric de Souza and a wave worth of claiming.

Eric de Souza and a wave worth of claiming.

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

As lensman Edwin Morales recalls: “July 8th was one of the best first days of the swell we have seen in a long time. It was around six foot at first light and in two hours, the swell had filled in very quickly reaching 12ft. The next day was solid 15-18ft and pristine conditions. It has been a special run of swell cause pretty much every surfer out was getting barrelled.

“Of course there was carnage, Jamie Mitchell got a pretty bad injury and so did a few other guys. Messed up knees, backs, necks and a high number of broken boards. Lucky everyone is ok. Low tide in the mornings made it really thick. Looks like more swell on the way.”

Alvaro Malpartida

Alvaro Malpartida

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Owen Schultz

Owen Schultz

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

 This swell thumped in from the south, as the chart shows here from Friday.

This swell thumped in from the south, as the chart shows here from Friday.

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Alex Gray

Alex Gray

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Eyeing up that paddleout

Eyeing up that paddleout

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Francisco Porcella

Francisco Porcella

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Greg Long

Greg Long

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Jojo Roper

Jojo Roper

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Pedro Calado

Pedro Calado

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Sebastian Soto

Sebastian Soto

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Angelo Lozano

Angelo Lozano

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Brent Symes

Brent Symes

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Far bar, firing

Far bar, firing

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Francisco Porcella

Francisco Porcella

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Francisco Porcella

Francisco Porcella

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Greg Long

Greg Long

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Greg Long

Greg Long

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Greg Long

Greg Long

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Jimel Corzo

Jimel Corzo

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Mike Redd

Mike Redd

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Nahuel Amalfitano

Nahuel Amalfitano

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Oscar Moncada

Oscar Moncada

© 2017 - Edwin Morales

Pedro Calado scratching over.

Pedro Calado scratching over.

© 2017 - Edwin Morales