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Northbound Road Trip- Part 1: Manzanillo to Mazatlan

January 23, 2013

I’ve been heavily neglecting this thing over the past few months partly because of having to pull the plug on living in Mex and moving my life norte for the time being. Packed the car to the brim and spent a good couple weeks cruising the coast via Baja back to San Diego.

sinaloa secret gem

sinaloa secret gem

Having now explored about 90% of the Mexican Pacific coastline, I can readily confirm what many have known for decades: it is a ridiculously wave-rich region. The first part of the leg was Manzanillo up to Mazatlan. I was pretty familiar with the Jalisco coast so booked it up to Nayarit and Sinaloa to meet a late season SW

Was surprised to find myself surfing alone in the middle of downtown Mazatlan. Was quite surprised how close the nearby islands were.

was surprised to find myself surfing alone in the middle of downtown Mazatlan. also surprised how close the nearby islands were.

Mazatlan castles

Mazatlan castles

Seasoned gringo expats speak fondly of the points in Nayarit, south of San Blas, but they need a pretty specific swell to turn on. We looked around but ended up enjoying most of the swell around Mazatlan, which is a pretty cool town as far as mexican coastal “cities” go.

main left point in down town Mazatlan. Looked fun if 30 locals weren't out.

main left point in down town Mazatlan. Looked fun if 30 locals weren’t out.

sunset service. live music right at your towel for a few pesos

sunset service. live music right at your towel for a few pesos

From Mazatlan it was time to cross over to Baja via an interesting cargo ferry. More on that to come…

north mazatlan beachie

north mazatlan beachie. bigger than it looks