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#2898405 - 01/15/19 02:28 AM Boards for mexico
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Hey going to road trip Mexico March and April from pascuales to probably saline cruz or at least Escondido with a 2 weeks stop at la saladita with friends. I wonder which boards to bring in only bring 2 my all around 5'9 and debating about my 5'6 small wave (puddle jumper style) or a 6'0 round tail. Does it worth to bring a 6'0? How big does it get in those months? And no I won't ride Escondido or pascuales if big. More for la ticla nexpa Barra cruz ect. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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#2901594 - 01/21/19 12:12 AM Re: Boards for mexico [Re: bergie]
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Tough choice. Saladita, you're going to want a straight fish, if not a longboard, unless you plan on going to the ranch every day. Pasquales will have waves, puerto escondido will have waves. But if you're not planning on riding anything overhead at those places, then I'd just take your 5'6 and 5'9.

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#2903116 - 01/24/19 10:47 AM Re: Boards for mexico [Re: bergie]
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For that time of year where youre talking about going Id recommend traveling with a stepup board.
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#2909044 - 02/05/19 02:59 PM Re: Boards for mexico [Re: bergie]
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Thanks for the reply. Hows pascuales when smaller I heard it for experienced tube rider when on but what about other days does it get to only head and below more manageable? Is el paraiso north is more accessible to intermediate and can it be walked on the beach from pascuales?

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#2909167 - 02/05/19 05:49 PM Re: Boards for mexico [Re: bergie]
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Originally Posted By: bergie
Thanks for the reply. Hows pascuales when smaller I heard it for experienced tube rider when on but what about other days does it get to only head and below more manageable? Is el paraiso north is more accessible to intermediate and can it be walked on the beach from pascuales?


You can ride a standard shortboard that you'd ride in chest-head high Florida or California at Pascuales when it's that size. Yes, it *can* get head high, inconsistent, and relaxing.

I've never surfed Paraiso; I am not sure if it just works every day or no. You could walk it, but anything that can get rashed on your legs/crotch I'd expect to be shredded and bloody - it's a long walk. The river can be forded easily enough; just mind the open wounds and face dunkings in the Tecoman Turd Tea.

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I second Ogro's recommendation. Even if you really don't intend to surf Pascuales once it's more than 2@12 seconds, to spend that much time in proper Mainland Mex, without a step up...there are other waves around that aren't as demanding as Pascuales, but still have swell speed, current, a real drop, with a real wall, calling for a real bottom turn. If you're not up for 1.5xOH at Pascuales, are you laying these alt grovel shapes over on rail at points and driving around sections? Or are you hung in the lip and falling to the flat and getting smashed, or chattering 150 yards down the line, out of control?

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#2909265 - 02/05/19 11:15 PM Re: Boards for mexico [Re: bergie]
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Thanks sharkbiscuit.for the recommendation. Its a tough call my 5'9 isnt really grovel though its 19.25 x 2 7/16 stagaed rocker but good tail and nose kick. Like a fred rubble kinda board. Both my 5'9 and 6'0 have similar volumes. I should try to bring all of them


Edited by bergie (02/06/19 10:27 AM)

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#2909284 - 02/05/19 11:55 PM Re: Boards for mexico [Re: Sharkbiscuit]
bergie Offline
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Originally Posted By: Sharkbiscuit
Originally Posted By: bergie
Thanks for the reply. Hows pascuales when smaller I heard it for experienced tube rider when on but what about other days does it get to only head and below more manageable? Is el paraiso north is more accessible to intermediate and can it be walked on the beach from pascuales?


You can ride a standard shortboard that you'd ride in chest-head high Florida or California at Pascuales when it's that size. Yes, it *can* get head high, inconsistent, and relaxing.

I've never surfed Paraiso; I am not sure if it just works every day or no. You could walk it, but anything that can get rashed on your legs/crotch I'd expect to be shredded and bloody - it's a long walk. The river can be forded easily enough; just mind the open wounds and face dunkings in the Tecoman Turd Tea.

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I second Ogro's recommendation. Even if you really don't intend to surf Pascuales once it's more than 2@12 seconds, to spend that much time in proper Mainland Mex, without a step up...there are other waves around that aren't as demanding as Pascuales, but still have swell speed, current, a real drop, with a real wall, calling for a real bottom turn. If you're not up for 1.5xOH at Pascuales, are you laying these alt grovel shapes over on rail at points and driving around sections? Or are you hung in the lip and falling to the flat and getting smashed, or chattering 150 yards down the line, out of control?


Usually I feel pretty good on my 5'9 especially since it's has the volume for surfing with my 5/4 wetsuit so a bit more foam than I might need in bord short. I should be comfortable on those drop, I sure hope... 😲 is March April shoulder seasons? Usually more small days than big days, no lots of experience with barrels. Got to grow some balls.

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#2909357 - 02/06/19 10:22 AM Re: Boards for mexico [Re: bergie]
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I dunno about March/April being shoulder seasons or not.
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#2911926 - 02/11/19 01:15 PM Re: Boards for mexico [Re: bergie]
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Im thinking its not going to matter what boards you bring. Bring plenty of band-aids

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