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La Ticla« on: July 30 2007 12:07:00 »
Hey whats good. I love this place, the whole atmosphere is awesome. Havent been down since summer 05 and I know its so different then when we first went down in summer 2000. Anyone been down recently? Kinda sucks seeing all these new pictures with tons of new palapas built esp allong the river. I actually met a developer there from southern california, damn those guys wanna screw up all the goodness! O'well, they cant change the wave, thats why we go. I know of an EXCELLENT right barreling wave near el faro during N/NW swells, want info hit me up. Im going down there probably for the most part of January '08. this spot is empty and heavy, 'round the corner barrels that are totally makeable! Camping also, its nice to get away from the crowds at the point in ticla.
RE: La Ticla« Reply #1 on: August 21 2007 13:08:00 »
Yeah Ticla is very commercialized now! I first went there before the bridge over Rio Ostulla was built, we had to park and walk fro miles to surf. Now the other spot you mentioned please keep that quiet, I've been surfing that spot since the mid seventies and only a very small group of people knew about it. Last Christmas I was there, there were 15 surfers there.
RE: La Ticla« Reply #3 on: October 01 2007 16:10:00 »
You gotta have a car to get there or its one hellllla long walk! I wont disclose the name, but its near el faro and an interesting fact about it is the sand sqeeks when you walk on it. pretty cool. Ask around the camp, some one will know.
RE: La Ticla« Reply #4 on: November 26 2007 11:11:00 »
sounds nice. I have four young children that I want to take to this area around x-mas. Is the place kinda sketchy or does it seem safe for a north american family to camp? Is there a place or places to rent around there? Any place nearby where my young boys could surf some not so heavy waves? Thanks
RE: La Ticla« Reply #5 on: December 02 2007 14:12:00 »
I know of this mentioned right hander, close to La Ticla but you need a car to get there Wow, what a wonderful scene! Went in the summertime so the wave was actually closed out although it definately looks like it picks up a lot of swell. Had no hassles whatsoever, El faro is an excellent beach for campers, swimmers and sun bathers. Ocean looks like some place from out of the movies. In Ticla you'll find excellent camping facilities and you'll be within walking distance of the river mouth (point). I surfed mainly lefts but with a hint of westerly swell you could pick off some rights too. Never saw a North swell but apparently that is whwn the right becomes perfect.
RE: La Ticla« Reply #6 on: December 02 2007 15:12:00 »
Other better known spots north of here are San Juan De Alima which is a less than average beach break with the best peaks at the southeastern side closer to the highway. Further north is the Boca De Apisa rivermouth which is supposed to get good on north swells. Then you have the infamous beach break of Pascuales which is comparable to the heavy waves of Zicatela (Puerto Escondido). I need not go on...a surf map will indicate most spots. Renting a car is always your best bet although it is not always the cheapest way to go! Good luck to all, and hope I may have been of some help.
RE: La Ticla« Reply #7 on: August 03 2009 11:08:00 »
ALL HELL HAS GONE OFF IN TICLA. INDIANS FIGHTING WITH PEOPLE OVER LAND. DO NOT GO. PEOPLE HAVE EEN KILLED AND NO END IN SITE.DO NOT TRUST ANYONE IN THIS MICHOACAN AREA. IF YOU GO ...PASS QUICKLY ON AUG 3 2009 GOOGLE OSTULA LA PLACITA FOR MORE INFO
RE: La Ticla« Reply #8 on: October 07 2009 10:10:00 »
Im the OP of this topic. I was down in La Ticla Sep-Oct of 2008. The camp and town was as quiet as ever. In regards to the last post, I cant say for sure but tensions I believe are higher than before. But you know what, its no more dangerous now than it was in the 70s. Atleast Ticla has electricity and an internet cafe now. Id go back in a heartbeat if I could (hopefully this winter). Dont be an idiot if you go and just relax, you wont have any worries. Trust me in the 10 years that Ive been going, we've had some run-ins and guns pulled, but Eleno lays down the law! Check out my blog @ http://thephotographicexperience.blogspot.com
Has some pics from my 2008 trip! Thanks!
RE: La Ticla« Reply #9 on: January 09 2010 13:01:00 »
Lived in a bush north of the river during Spring and Fall of '80, '81 '82 '83 before giving up on the place because of the crowds.
Glad to hear Eleno is still laying down the law. Did his right eye ever get fixed? Mine suffered the same fate, and I often think of Eleno's eye.
Tell him to google stem cell therapy for the eye and THC for relief.
If anyone see's him or better yet has his e-mail, please connect us.. He knows me as Efrain.