|Zicatela - Photo by Kona Boy|
"Zicatela" a word that means nothing to many, but to some means almost everything. Some people wouldn´t even know it´s a beach, while others would pay thousands of dollars to come and surf for just a day in Zicatela.
Formerly, a place that only held small fishing boats and once in a while a random tourist who somehow found his way down here, or got lost, now holds prestigious international surfing competitions. Now, surfers from all over the world come and make it their home for a few weeks.
Puerto Escondido and Zicatela beach have become one of the most famous surf points in Mexico because of its fast, strong, and hollow barreling waves which during summer can vary from 3 ft. to 30 ft. in just one day.
Zicatela beach can also be a very dangerous beach and is recommended only for experienced surfers during the summer months. A few careless tourists ignoring the no swimming red flags have gotten pulled in by the dangerous currents, most have been saved by the lifeguards who watch carefully over this dangerous beach.
During the winter season the waves become more mild and on days when the waves are small, you may even see surf instructors giving lessons on it. You may also see dolphins, whales and manta-rays jumping out of the water and putting on show for all who wish to see. Surfers relaxing on the beach, kids playing around the lifeguard tower, and a few tourists playing volleyball while watching the picture perfect sunsets is very common. That's Zicatela, that's our home.
Happy International Surfing Day!
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