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Latitude: 22° 15.964' N
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there is only one beach in tampico acces ther, turn right ang go straight 2 miles
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Tampico
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerPowerful, Ordinary, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth
Good wind directionNorth, South
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
One of the best spot in the Gulf, easy access, friendly ambience, very good waves in the proper season
This spot works with two type of swells, one when is generated during cold fronts that came down from the north, mostly on winter and fall this swell commonly reach 6 feet, and during most of the spring works with south winds including summer. summer is the less consistent season but still ocassional 2-3-4 feet surf.
By Britman , 12-09-2012
Surf in Escollera - There is a local surfing association that belong to the National Surfing association, there are many members actually from tampico, the best consistent season is in fall and Winter, when the ‘Nortes’ North Cold Wind came down, commonly is necessary to wait one day after the wind hit the are, in order to see nice rideable waves, and also sometimes is necessary to use wetsuit, the other season is at the end of spring or during spring break, with many South wind influence, the wave is good but faster. There are several days per year that you can rid a wave easily more than 150 yards, right side, is my favorite, there are two Surf shop in town where you can rent or buy a board, or lease a surf trip. Locals are friendly, just respect them and you will find yourself into a nice friendly ambience.
By tillerninja , 17-01-2012
Seasons!!?? - Hey, I´m living in Tamaulipas but I havent seen any descent pointbreak yet, could anyone tell me when and where is the swell coming???
Hola estoy viviendo en Tamaulipas y no conozco donde surfear ni cuando...alguien me puede orientar??? Saludos
By Swami , 14-06-2010
Surf Shop - Hey Guys, I am coming to Tampico in August with a few members of the India Surf Club [www.surfingindia.net]. We come all the way from India to surf in Mexico. We want to surf Escolleras and also to visit the Surf Shop in Tampico. Can you please tell us the address of Surf Shop in Tampico? Muchas gracias amigo! Swami.
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