Mexico City from the air is a site to see. More people than Australia's whole population packed into one amazing city.
Puerto Escondido was where I was headed to hopefully experience some of the best beach break tubes possible packed into a short stretch of corse, heavy, sand.
When there we found a good place to stay that overlooked the beach and all the surfing action. The local Mexican surfers were good and always knew what was happening and what was going to happen. There was a crew of four or so surfers who arrived there with their white socks, sand-shoes and long shorts. Seen the look? They pranced around with a strut and were so rude and disrespectful to everyone both in and out of the water. Annoying really1 Anyway after they had well and truely upset everybody a strange thing happened. One morning their room was broken into while they were out surfing. All their gear was taken. I mean all their gear, back packs, clothes, passports everything. They left Porto Escondido the next day in distress. It was a good idea for them to go.It's very Important for a good visit to never forget where you are and importantly to remember your not at home now!
I got lucky. One night there was a large storm. There was a hurricane out to sea. Some of its impact was felt in Puerto with heavy rain and strong winds.The next day the surf was going off. Big tubes and as perfect as you would ever want. It was shallow, powerful and snapped boards. When its big like that your are better off without a leg rope. It only holds you in the impact zone and either you or your board will stress and break. The waves only lasted for a day but what a day it turned out to be. It was so good that maybe it was only fair that a day was all that it lasted.