20 Jan 2008 10:56:30
Jack Linthicum
On Mexico's Coast, a Surfer's Secret

If it was a secret it isn't anymore


As any surfer knows, there's nothing worse than trekking to some
Endless Summer beach town, driving down a bumpy road and then paddling
out at daybreak only to find 30 pumped surfers clawing and fighting
for the same wave. This won't happen in Troncones, a small fishing
village about 20 miles north of Zihuatanejo on Mexico's Pacific Coast.
For now, at least, it's still an undeveloped surfer's paradise.
<more > and pics
http://travel.nytimes.com/2006/12/10/travel/10surfing.html


20 Jan 2008 13:03:09
Dennis
Re: On Mexico's Coast, a Surfer's Secret

On Jan 20, 10:56 am, Jack Linthicum <jacklinthi...@earthlink.net >
wrote:
> If it was a secret it isn't anymore
>
> As any surfer knows, there's nothing worse than trekking to some
> Endless Summer beach town, driving down a bumpy road and then paddling
> out at daybreak only to find 30 pumped surfers clawing and fighting
> for the same wave. This won't happen in Troncones, a small fishing
> village about 20 miles north of Zihuatanejo on Mexico's Pacific Coast.
> For now, at least, it's still an undeveloped surfer's paradise.
> <more> and picshttp://travel.nytimes.com/2006/12/10/travel/10surfing.html

Some friends of mine went there for Xmas vacation. They hated it. Bad
food, scorpions in their bed, cuckoroaches on the walls, bandito's on
the beach, kidnappers in town. They were never so happy to get back to
town.


20 Jan 2008 16:09:30
Turby
Re: On Mexico's Coast, a Surfer's Secret

On Sun, 20 Jan 2008 10:56:30 -0800 (PST), Jack Linthicum
<jacklinthicum@earthlink.net > wrote:

>If it was a secret it isn't anymore

Heh. A surf spot publicised in the New York Times as a "secret spot."
Oh, the irony.

>As any surfer knows, there's nothing worse than trekking to some
>Endless Summer beach town, driving down a bumpy road and then paddling
>out at daybreak only to find 30 pumped surfers clawing and fighting
>for the same wave. This won't happen in Troncones, a small fishing
>village about 20 miles north of Zihuatanejo on Mexico's Pacific Coast.
>For now, at least, it's still an undeveloped surfer's paradise.
><more> and pics
>http://travel.nytimes.com/2006/12/10/travel/10surfing.html

FWIW, the real secret spot in that neighborhood is the port at Lazaro
Cardenas. I don't think I'm spilling any beans, because the spot
itself is known, but there are some real issues. One, you have to go
into the port area (past the gate) to get there. Two, the spot is a
stretch of coastline that has more than a dozen groins, making as many
spots in a mile or so. Three, each break is a sandbar between each
pair of groins, and the only entry is off the riprap boulders. You're
almost guaranteed a ding getting in and out, but with so many peaks,
it'll never get crowded. The interesting part is that the shoreline
bends around so that for any swell direction, the waves hit at least
one sandbar head-on. If you wanted a perfect setup, you couldn't ask
for much more - all you need is a safe way to get in and out. Some
shade and a cantina would be nice, but what the heck, you can't have
everything.

--
Turby the Turbosurfer


20 Jan 2008 20:30:20
Brooks St Local
Re: On Mexico's Coast, a Surfer's Secret

Way to go Jackass.

-Brooks St Local


On 1/20/08 10:56 AM, in article
61e1915d-144d-452d-a94b-100adf06d0f8@m34g2000hsb.googlegroups.com, "Jack
Linthicum" <jacklinthicum@earthlink.net > wrote:

> If it was a secret it isn't anymore
>
>
> As any surfer knows, there's nothing worse than trekking to some
> Endless Summer beach town, driving down a bumpy road and then paddling
> out at daybreak only to find 30 pumped surfers clawing and fighting
> for the same wave. This won't happen in Troncones, a small fishing
> village about 20 miles north of Zihuatanejo on Mexico's Pacific Coast.
> For now, at least, it's still an undeveloped surfer's paradise.
> <more> and pics
> http://travel.nytimes.com/2006/12/10/travel/10surfing.html



21 Jan 2008 09:05:32
Ferg
Re: On Mexico's Coast, a Surfer's Secret

Oh you mean this spot?

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e180/jfergus2/mexicozihuatineho001.jpg

I thought we all blew that secret a decade ago.
Is Leon still giving bus rides out there?

Ferg.

"Jack Linthicum" <jacklinthicum@earthlink.net > wrote in message
news:61e1915d-144d-452d-a94b-100adf06d0f8@m34g2000hsb.googlegroups.com...
> If it was a secret it isn't anymore
>
>
> As any surfer knows, there's nothing worse than trekking to some
> Endless Summer beach town, driving down a bumpy road and then paddling
> out at daybreak only to find 30 pumped surfers clawing and fighting
> for the same wave. This won't happen in Troncones, a small fishing
> village about 20 miles north of Zihuatanejo on Mexico's Pacific Coast.
> For now, at least, it's still an undeveloped surfer's paradise.
> <more> and pics
> http://travel.nytimes.com/2006/12/10/travel/10surfing.html



22 Jan 2008 09:29:36
Mike Sullivan
Re: On Mexico's Coast, a Surfer's Secret


"Ferg" <jfergus2@tampabay.rr.com > wrote in message
news:4794a693$0$4967$4c368faf@roadrunner.com...
> Oh you mean this spot?
>
> http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e180/jfergus2/mexicozihuatineho001.jpg
>

I love the split window in the background!




23 Jan 2008 13:11:30
Surfer Bob
Re: On Mexico's Coast, a Surfer's Secret

"swells can build to 15-foot kahunas during the peak surf season..."

15 foot WHATS? That's kook talk, senor!

lol,
Surfer Beto


31 Jan 2008 20:42:44
Surfer
Re: On Mexico's Coast, a Surfer's Secret

In article <ef1f9c5e-bb62-4560-8bd0-3bdaa8ed5a47
@e23g2000prf.googlegroups.com >, surferbeto@hotmail.com says...
> "swells can build to 15-foot kahunas during the peak surf season..."
>
> 15 foot WHATS? That's kook talk, senor!
>
> lol,
> Surfer Beto

Yup.

This is timeless...posing kooks claming on the internet about 'secret
spots' including pics and maps.

I think some never really knew just how much responsiblity is trusted
with one when they are 'exposed' to a true 'secret' spot.

So either it's bullshit...or they are too unworthy to be trusted with
the gift.

Rule One: NO CAMERAS.
Rule Two: KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.

-Surfer


01 Feb 2008 04:38:50
Ferg
Re: On Mexico's Coast, a Surfer's Secret

There's a little bit of reassurance in seeing the same "Secret Spot"
reinvented over and over again, the demand and business of everyone that
goes there thinks they found something special.

In the meantime, there's probably 4 other "real secret spots" within 10
miles of the original "secret spot". That means that anyone with just a
little more wanderlust, that one surfer can find their own personal peak.
They can surf it all by them self. Not tell anybody. Don't post no pics.
Don't chat no blogs. No Brag. No Ego. Don't feel lonely. Don't let anyone
know how cool you were.

Gulp.

In the meantime, I'll surf 2' waves in the 7th most populated area of the
USA, but at least I'll get my own sandbar, no missed work, no rented
bungalow, no plane ticket. It'll be fun though. I still won't tell anyone
about it, just because its embarrassing.

-Ferg.


"Surfer" <philkw@comcast.net > wrote in message
news:MPG.220c4323e415bf6e989695@newsgroups.comcast.net...
> In article <ef1f9c5e-bb62-4560-8bd0-3bdaa8ed5a47
> @e23g2000prf.googlegroups.com>, surferbeto@hotmail.com says...
>> "swells can build to 15-foot kahunas during the peak surf season..."
>>
>> 15 foot WHATS? That's kook talk, senor!
>>
>> lol,
>> Surfer Beto
>
> Yup.
>
> This is timeless...posing kooks claming on the internet about 'secret
> spots' including pics and maps.
>
> I think some never really knew just how much responsiblity is trusted
> with one when they are 'exposed' to a true 'secret' spot.
>
> So either it's bullshit...or they are too unworthy to be trusted with
> the gift.
>
> Rule One: NO CAMERAS.
> Rule Two: KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.
>
> -Surfer