Continent
North America
Country
Mexico
Next Big City
Mexico City
Next Town
Tampico
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Currents, Mole
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Protected by a 1 mile breakwater into the ocean, the beach is reef free, fine sand bottomed and shallow even 400m away from shore. 2m waves are uneven and usually break low and fast to the north. During September through November, gusts increase to 20 mph creating 2-4m uneven waves which can chew windsurfing and kiteboarding gear equal. Board skills required to survive this season. Amazing riding with 2-3m long porpoises. No riders have still out skilled the constant tide that drives to the breakwater, so staying away from it is a safer wiser option. Surfing is possible near the breakwater from November through February, but please do observe the locals before entering the water to avoid smacking your skull on 15 ton sharp boulders.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Several vehicle entrances are available except even when sand is dry and loose. Shaded palm tree canopies are available for 5 USD and plenty of restaurants to manger.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts
Winter:
Shorty, Normal

Water temperature is cold but bearable during spring, and warmer during autumn. Still a wetsuit is recommended during windy season. December through March will demand wetsuit on all riders, either shorty or full suit personal preferences.

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
No information
Best Direction:
N, SE
Main Direction:
N, SE



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Medium walk

Take a 6 hour drive South of Brownsville or South Padre Island following the coastline. Tampico, Altamira and Madero City together integrate the metropolitan area. Two daily direct flights are offered by Continental Express to and from Houston TX. From the road a 200m walk can be taken to rig aside of the water. 4x4 vehicles recommended at this time if you rather not carry your gear on your back to the beach.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

No information