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Mainland Mexico Can Be Fun, Not Always Heavy...

"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?

La Ticla, MX Surf Photo by Scott Valor

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 Right Closeup Photo by Scott Valor

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...

SV La Ticla Veranda wave

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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 .

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Kelly Slater Makes It 50! Wins Hurley Pro 2012...

Kelly Slater claimed his 50th World Championship Title by beating Parko at in clean Lowers a-frames at the 2012 Hurley Pro.

Enjoy these highlight photos by South Bay local (and Australian transplant) surf photographer Peter Dive:

slater photo by Peter Dive slater#2  photo by Peter Dive slater#3 photo by Peter Dive good morning san onofre photo by Peter Dive

 

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