I’ve mentioned it before but there’s a lot of empty coastline along the “Costalegre“, the stretch of Jalisco state from Manzanillo north to Vallarta. There are some sleepy beach pueblos but also some of the most exclusive Mexican “eco-luxury” hotels such as Hotelito and Alamandas. And amongst it all is plenty of under-explored wave potential… empty coves, sandspits and lagoons…
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Moved back to Manzanillo to find a crazy red tide (marea roja) and freezing water temps. We made it through winter but wow, never thought I’d be this cold in mainland mex! (click to enlarge)
Same bay, same swell angle, same tide but… lefts! There was a surprise freak storm last week with a bunch of rain (I’m told quite unusual here in February) and the river has made a sick little left wedge!
It’s taken a while but I’ve finally got a handle on what swell angle works where and having put in the elbow grease to explore north and south it’s starting to pay off…
280 km of Jalisco coast to explore on these winter north wests.
So hurricane Jova came straight through Manzanillo this week (more on that later) but before wreaking complete havoc there was some pulse early last week. There’s a lot of bend in the coast here and I’ve been pretty keen to go exploring so it was a perfect opportunity. We were pleasantly surprised to pull up to one particular cove and find this
It was about head high when we paddled out but by dark there were some bombing sets as the hurricane got closer. I was sort of regretting taking out my 5’7” Larry Mable quad (thanks Felipe!) but it seemed to handle the size alright