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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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Beanie, Boardies, Boardshorts, Custom, Events, Free, Gift With Purchase, Hermosa Beach, Hurley, Phantom, Sale, Spyder, surf, surfing -

Don't miss out! Knock out some Holiday shopping and get hooked up while you're at it!!

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Contest, Events, Hermosa Beach, Hermosa Pier, South Bay Boardriders Club, Spyder, SpyderBoards, surf, surfing -

Thanks to everyone who helped make the event great! Check out some photos below by Ken Pagliaro.  See you at Event # 2! [gallery]

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California, Dane Zaun, South Bay, Spyder, Spyder Team Rider, surf, surfing, Travel, Winter swell -

Last weeks' string of swells produced quality surf up and down Southern California. From reefs to new sand bars, everyone got their share.  Spyder team rider Dane Zaun was up to the task and his air antics were covered by many. Special thanks to surf photographer Peter Dive for this crisp sequence: ____________________________________________________________ Scott Valor is a longtime friend of Spyder Surf and writes an occasional blog here and there.  Check out more Dane Zaun and others from this last string of swells at BurningPier.com .

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endangered species, Great White Shark, Manhattan Beach, Orcas, South Bay, surf, surfing, Travel, travel -

[caption id="attachment_183" align="alignright" width="584"] Coming to a South Bay Surf Spot Near You...[/caption] So you laugh at the NorCal guys, huh?  "Wouldn't surf up there, too sharky man!"  Well, they're here and have been longer than you have.  No, really. [caption id="attachment_182" align="alignright" width="300"] Hey he's only 4-5 feet long. Won't hurt a flea! But a mackerel, prolly..[/caption] Don't even think about quitting surfing, cuz they aren't out there to eat you.  Fact is, Southern California is a birthing area for great whites, so there are a bunch of juveniles hanging around until they get big enough to migrate north...

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