Originally Posted by DanOrion
Puerto escondido, oxaca. Stay north of town.
but Puerto is one of the heaviest waves in Mexico. It is the best beach break in the world. Not friendly intermediate surf at all, unless you go south down the beach to the point... but that can be a zoo full of the 50 dudes who are afraid to paddle out at the beach break.
I spent a whole summer there. It is the kind of place that Surfer magazine shows up at when the swell comes. Photogs on the beach, 100 world class surfers in the water getting barrelled. It is the only place where I have seen fist fights in the water. People fight on the beach too. My friend had to put the hurt on a member of the Puerto Rican body boarding team in the convenience store after the sponger told him not to drop in on him again. People grabbing leashes, dropping in, screaming, deaths by broken neck. It is a heavy place. It is Hawaii without the reef.
I broke 7 boards, cracked a rib, and chipped my teeth during that Puerto summer. It is heavy beach break barrels.
April won't be big so maybe that would be a saving grace but I'd stay far away from Puerto if friendly surf is the goal. Neither the waves nor the 100 hardcore barrel starved surfers in the lineup are very friendly.
but.. Mexico is on the right track. I've been surfing mellow waves in Mex since I broke my neck a while back and my trick is to go to the places that longboarders like... guaranteed to be fun easy waves.