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RE: Surfing near Acapulco« on: December 01 2007 02:12:00 »
Oh yeah, Puerto Escondido is too far to drive from Aca...you can, but it ain't pleasant; and most surf spots along the way require long dirt road trips into oblivion. If you want surf outside of Aca, better to head north toward Ixtapa/Zihuatenejo...many spots more easily accessible from the coastal road, & pretty much all to yourself. Last Dec on the way to Ixtapa, I scored a left point break all to myself, right off the road in front of a row of restaurants. $10 for a whole snapper, beans/rice/tortillas & 2 beers.
RE: Surfing near Acapulco« Reply #1 on: December 01 2007 02:12:00 »
BTW, re: Troncones point, it has been built up with housing, so good luck getting in unless you stay at one of the guest houses there. Too bad, it's like Trestles, but it's a left. Way too many surfers there to have fun, just like Trestles...no, make that worse than Trestles, 'cause it was small when I hit it, LOL. I was able to get in [last Dec] through the very last open lot which probably has a house on it by now. Urchin-infested rocks poke up in front of the take-off zone @ low tide- kind of gnarly. The beachbreak before the point is still wide open, but not worth the time. I also checked out nearby La Saladita a bit further north, but it was small & crowded & expensive. Those are 2 spots I won't be going back to.
RE: Surfing near Acapulco« Reply #2 on: December 01 2007 02:12:00 »
Last note: high prices for everything in all the developed areas during high season, as they are packed with Mexican tourists more than foreigners these days. The $10 deal I mentioned earlier was off the beaten track. Service is a forgotten concept as well. Many areas are prohibiting camping for no particular reason, so if going feral is your thing, be prepared to be hassled by roaming federales/soldados who should be looking for narcos. instead.
Given the other posts here, this is the most info this thread will likely ever see. I got carried away since I'm headed back there real soon.
Good luck to all.
RE: Surfing near Acapulco« Reply #3 on: December 02 2007 14:12:00 »
Very, very well explained mate!
RE: Surfing near Acapulco« Reply #4 on: June 07 2008 20:06:00 »
yes thera is a surfshop in bonfil just ask for it si called bonfil surfshop and you can rent or buy boards there they also have surf school ... to get to bonfil you have to go like if you were going to the airport but like 4 km before the airport there is a road you have to take to the right its pretty hard to miss cause there is this big building like an arena there its called mundo imperial or just ask a taxi driver they will be more than happy to tell you ... and no there has never been a shark atack in bonfil or in acapulco like in more than 40 years so dont worrie about that belive me im a local ....