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Latitude: 18° 27.249' N
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Follow the dirt road at the sign for La Ticla off Highway 200 between San Juan de Lima and El Farro.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movement
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
La Ticla has a 180 degree window for year round swell. Best in summer during storm swells.
Good to bring your camara so you can take pictures of the (Quiño)murals.
People from all over the world come to surf La Ticla year round. The spot used to be notorious for problems with banditos, but has upgraded the facilities recently to include short wave radio. Much safer than in the past. Good friendly atmosphere.
2008-2009: Violent crime and police extortion once again common in La Ticla. Aquila police in camp almost every night extorting money. Banditos armed with pistols and carbines dragged 8 people from their tent 2 nights ago stealing money and electronics then taking 2 hostage for a lift out of town. Two tents razored last month with surfers losing wallets. Two boards stolen last night and one more two nights ago. The shit is back here and the Ejido needs to step in to stop this. Seriously reconsider your trip here for now.
La Ticla is primarily a left pointbreak but breaks both right and left year round. La Ticla can get crowded during good swells but it is a great place to meet people from all over the world. Excellent year round surfing spot.
By arsone4179 , 26-07-2012
La Ticla - I just returned from my first trip to Mexico. Spent 5 days at La Ticla. The wave is very fun and not that heavy even at 10'. It is a very mellow place and very relaxing. There is one big problem with the place though. The people from the village of La Ticla are cool and respect your stuff, its the people that live in the mountains that aren't. When I was there some came down to the camp at around 3:30 in the morning, and tried to rip off one of the campers things. They would have been successful but on of them fell into someones tent, trying to get in, and broke there tent and some of there things in the process. The people in the camp area were waken up chased the banditos away. I hear its worse during the winter and spring months
By axel225 , 24-06-2012
Nice Place - This is a gorgeous beach. One of the best I have ever seen. The wave is heavy and tends to close-out. Expert surfers only!
By BagusSurfTravel , 18-06-2011
la ticla - not dangous at al! - we just staid a couple days at that beautiful spot and it was very nice and friendly. the road down is pretty long. like 40 minutes which is very long if u have to carry a big backpack and a couple of boards. there is no bus going down. try to hitchhike from begin on or order a taxi at the litle supermarket for 30 pesos.
at la ticla, there is one accommidation wich is definitely the best! right at the beachfront on the left hand side with the big round restaurant. we asked at a couple other hostels and they all wanted to have way more money a night that it was worth it. like 500 pesos for a ugly shack with a outdoor toilet you have to share with other rooms. the one on the beach front looks very new and clean and they charged us from begin on 250 pesos a night. maybe even less if you stay a week.
don't be afraid! just go to that awesome spot and have fun!
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