El Camaron

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I can not wait to spend more time there, hopefully in the spring and hunt down some fun south swells. I will be in Ixtapa in a few months and I will make sure to bring my camera...

All the locals that I ran into were very willing to talk and were very interested in where I am from (San Diego). At first, they thought I lived there (I am very dark and I look Hispanic) until I opened my mouth. They were very respectful and always seemed to take there turn. I think it helped that I tried to speak all Spanish and I knew how to surf pretty well. How different from surfing in San Diego!

Additional Info:
This is a great little point reef break that starts a little mushy and builds speed as it hits the sand bars on the inside. Watch out for the submerged rocks at the point. I found out the hard way. The locals were telling me there are two seperate peaks when it gets really big and I can only imagine how much fun it can be. Next time I visit I will definately get some photos.


Find the beach of Valentinos in Mazatlan. Head to the north end and there you will see a rocky point. There is a large white club on the top. Around the point (to the north) is El Camaron (shrimp). There is a small dirt parking lot right in front of the break. You can pay to park there.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeReef (coral)
BottomSandy with rock
FrequencyRegular (100 days/year)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionUnknown
Swell directionUnknown
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 12ft
TideMid tide
Tide movementDon't know
WeekFew surfers
WeekendFew surfers




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