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Latitude: 18° 5.131' N
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Getting to Rio Nexpa, it is at the southern most break in Michoacan. Get to the nearest city, Lazaro Cardenas, and get a ride. There are dozens and dozens of places to stay. You can camp or choose from many cabanas to stay. relatively cheap, good food. Though the place seems to be becoming a tourist destination (surfers), a lot more people than other places. But definately worth it.
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
- Rips / undertow
Note by WANNASURF January 2007:
the local atmosfear, the wave and water quality... all seems to going worse and worse since some months. Try to get "fresh info" from the area before to go.
The surf spot is an outstanding long tubing left point break at the river mouth, with rides up to 200 yards when the sections connect. When the surf doesn't connect Nexpa has about 5 peaks. There is also a good beach break south of the
river mouth. Rio Nexpa gets its largest swells in the summer, some times huge, June - September, but surf can be expected year round. There are basically two seasons, summer(wet) and winter(dry) The wet season is June-October and the dry season is November-May.
Rio Nexpa is a classic left-hand point break, but there is opportunity for breaks on the right swell. We caught a perfect A-Frame on the south side of the point, just perfect. heard stories of this place peeling so long you have to take a car back to the line-up. Worth the trip.
Surf camp on the spot, lunch avaiable
nearest shopping ate Caleta de Campos (10 mins by car). The vibe is good, because you are in Mexico, but don't drop in, and charge hard. There is plenty of good Mary Jane around there. It is more $$$$ to be spent there but you're on vacation so chill, if you are on a tight budget...camp, but the cababnas aren't too bad. Go if you get a chance.
Best surf I ever had, no crowds tubes in the 1st and 3rd session easy but long paddle outside the break.
Getting crowded lately
By axel225 , 24-06-2012
Very Nice - This is a world class left hander. Do not try to get here from Manzanillo (North), the drive is insane. There is really nothing to do here but surf and hang with other surfers. Have fun.
By Anonymous , 09-09-2010
Beach is almost gone!!! - Just got back from a month down in Nexpa...The beach has totally disappeared!!! Since the river hasn't fully blown out in years, there has been no sand to replenish the beach... One of the big restaurants got destroyed from the erosion and alot of the cabanas are getting washed out by waves because there is no beach to protect them from the pounding shorebreak...Because of this, the current was irregularly strong and the paddle takes Fargin days to get out. Wave has totally mushed out too...NEXPA IS IN BIG TROUBLE!
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