"Mainland Mex" conjures up images of heaving barrels at Puerto Escondido, "unnamed heavy beach breaks" (aka Pascuales), broken boards, and long hold downs. But is it really always that heavy? Not at all! Take a look at this photo--doesn't it look fun?
That's because it is. This is La Ticla, located in the state of Michoacan in Mainland Mexico. It's a lot like Trestles with nobody out. This guy is #2 in the water and it's already 8 a.m.! You and he are staring at a chest-high offshore a-frame which is as fun to surf as it looks. Here's another:
La Ticla is easy to find, easy to surf (most of the time), and the water is warm. Try 82 in December. No need to be afraid of Mainland Mexico. It just depends on where you go! And if you're lucky, you can end up like this guy, because believe me if he can pull in, so can you...
Scott Valor is a longtime friend of Spyder Surf and has logged over 2 1/2 years down in Mainland Mex over the last 23 years. You can see more La Ticla and other fun surf spots at his website, BurningPier.com .