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La Ticla, Mainland Mexico, Pascuales, puerto escondido, surf, surf trip, surfing, Travel, travel, Trestles, tropical, warm water -

"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:...

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ASP, California, Events, Hurley Pro 2012, Kelly Slater, Lowers, surf, surfing, The King, Travel, Trestles, WCT -

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:  

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