Saldadita? Or....?

sizzld1

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Playa Linda rivermouth was a lot of fun last time I was in the area (my first time down). A bit soft, but clean peaky waves over what seemed like mostly sand-bottom supported by some cobblestone iirc. We were staying at some swank place on the cliffs near town for a few days and it was by far the most accessible wave for quick strike missions. I was by far the whitest dude in the line-up and there were plenty of local rippers, but it was pretty easy to find a peak of my own.

Wife and I stayed in Troncones after that and it was a nice little town for a couples/family retreat. But it was early season (March) and surf was limited to the point. Supposedly the beach break gets fun once the south swells are running? I don't know. The point provided plenty of entertainment, but it is basically just a sketchy take-off over sharp reef that piddles out to a fat shoulder immediately thereafter. Every once in a while one would line up and give you a bit of a wall to play with, but the wave is nothing compared to El O's zone. If you wind up there, look for the piece of reef that looks a dinosaur head (locals called it "el Barney") near the take-off zone as a line-up and to make sure you don't get greedy and paddle yourself too deep...the wave will tax your mistakes/greed and I paid with a hand-sized patch of skin on my back on a bigger day with no-one else out.

We stopped in Saladita to check it out. There wasn't much swell running, so the point was just a bunch of broken up mushy left sections. Maybe fun on a longboard, but wouldn't bother with shortboards in those conditions. And there were a TON of surfers in that town. Everywhere you looked. We high-tailed it out of there quickly.

Got out to El O's zone one morning for a quick strike mission. Saw the compound, but didn't have time to stop by - had to get back bc it was the morning of my wife's b-day and it took longer than expected to find/get there from Troncones. I won't say too much about it, but would 100% recommend driving out there, especially given the erbb's favorite ex-pat's generous offers.

Regardless of where you end up, there is no way not to have a good time in that area. Enjoy!
 

ElOgro

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Haha. I knew it!
I don’t know that for a fact but I am familiar with the people you mentioned. People that live in palapas shouldn’t throw fire?

Indio rented a house behind our house in Barrio. I never personally had a problem with him. My wife’s mother’s oldest sister’s husband was papa’s first cousin. We’re kinfolk.
 

Duffy LaCoronilla

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I don’t know that for a fact but I am familiar with the people you mentioned. People that live in palapas shouldn’t throw fire?

Indio rented a house behind our house in Barrio. I never personally had a problem with him. My wife’s mother’s oldest sister’s husband was papa’s first cousin. We’re kinfolk.
There was something about Indio that bothered me. Maybe it was the earring.

Maybe it was that he invited my wife and my friend’s wife to a “party” he was “having” at his restaurant after hours and when we all showed up with cervezas the “party” was him and one other dude.

They both seemed...disappointed and told us we were rude bringing our own beer to a restaurant.

I got the sense that him and Lourdes’ family didn’t get along.

When we came back the following year to have dinner with Lourdes and Co. (that wave there sucks ass) Indio’s was burned and Papa owned the palapas and a new place (the orange building).

That was all that was there at that time.

We surfed Troncones, El Rancho and A-Frames. I also scored The Ledge (apparently before it was even a spot) a couple times.

Good times.
 
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johnson7

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Is the surf pretty fun down in the Troncones area in July? I was thinking a quick strike solo mission for a few days, something that I could leave SFO in the morning, and be surfing that afternoon. I need something easy, not a bunch of connections, or lay overs, fun waves, read a book, and decompress. I was there years ago with my wife and we stayed at "The Inn at Manzanillo," surfed there and in town, I had fun, and probably one of the best rib eyes I've ever had at the place where you can help the turtles hatch, anyway any thoughts or suggestions would be great.