Huatulco Life was inspired by people with a passion for Huatulco and the Mexican lifestyle. It is a place to find out more information about the region and enjoy the beauty of the Oaxacan coastline through the photo gallery. From time to time, other interesting tidbits about Mexico make their way into the pages of this blog. Enjoy!

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Surfs Up!

The month of April usually marks a noted shift in the winds and seas around this coastline.  Most notably, this means the surf season is upon us.

Where the months from October to March generally mean calm seas among the many bays of this coastline, April to October are the prime months to wax up your board and stretch your surf muscles.

April and May are great months be down here as the south swells are just starting to ramp up, creating very good surf and great weather conditions before the rainy season ahead.  And, for those of you who aren't into the body damaging surf of the summer months, it's a great time to learn to surf while escaping the last bits of cold weather in the northern climates.

While there are numerous surf spots along this coastline, the most famous is Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido.  There are many people in the surf community who have deemed this to be the best beach break in the world...and if you ever have the opportunity to view this beast in the summer months you will know why.  This is an experts only beach break in the summer, and the consequences are high should you make a mistake out there.  Just think of the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii and you will begin to understand what Zicatela is about.

Zicatela Beach - Photo by Konaboy

We are really blessed down here to have such a variety of ocean sports to partake in, and as one season leaves behind the tranquil waters of the many bays, another season brings some incredible surfing.

Surf Report: winds southwest @ 15km/h, southwest swell 6-8 ft

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