My Surf

  • My Profile
  • My Travel Map
  • My Surfed Spots
  • My Sessions
  • My Trips
  • My Pictures
  • My Messages
  • My Blog
  • Add new blog

Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

Surf spot atlas made by surfers for surfers
Enjoy and contribute!

 Rio Nexpa (Nexpa River)

Mexico, Michoacan

Other places:

This is an interactive map! Use controls to pan and zoom this map.

Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

GPS History (2)

Latitude: 18° 5.131' N
Longitude: 102° 47.468' W

User rating (56)


  • Favourite
  • Your favourites and future surf spot lists

    Add surf spots to your profile

 Access

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.
Arriving at Mexico DF bus to Lazaro Cardenas(15hrs) then a Mini Bus to Caleta de Campos (1 hr) then ask for a ride for the locals (10mins).

English (Translate this text in English): 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.<br />Arriving at Mexico DF bus to Lazaro Cardenas(15hrs) then a Mini Bus to Caleta de Campos (1 hr) then ask for a ride for the locals (10mins).

English (Translate this text in English): 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.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Arriving at Mexico DF bus to Lazaro Cardenas(15hrs) then a Mini Bus to Caleta de Campos (1 hr) then ask for a ride for the locals (10mins).

English (Translate this text in English): 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.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Arriving at Mexico DF bus to Lazaro Cardenas(15hrs) then a Mini Bus to Caleta de Campos (1 hr) then ask for a ride for the locals (10mins).

DistanceDay trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeRivermouth

DirectionLeft

BottomBoulders

PowerFast, Powerful

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

More details

Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdCrowded

Webcam url 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Pollution

 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): Note by WANNASURF January 2007:<br />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.<br /><br /><br />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<br />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.<br />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.

English (Translate this text in English): Note by WANNASURF January 2007:&lt;br &#47;&gt;the local atmosfear, the wave and water quality... all seems to going worse and worse since some months. Try to get &quot;fresh info&quot; from the area before to go.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;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&lt;br &#47;&gt;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.&lt;br &#47;&gt;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.

English (Translate this text in English): Note by WANNASURF January 2007:&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;the local atmosfear, the wave and water quality... all seems to going worse and worse since some months. Try to get &amp;quot;fresh info&amp;quot; from the area before to go.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;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&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;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.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;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.

Atmosphere

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.

English (Translate this text in English): Surf camp on the spot, lunch avaiable<br />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.

English (Translate this text in English): Surf camp on the spot, lunch avaiable&lt;br &#47;&gt;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.

English (Translate this text in English): Surf camp on the spot, lunch avaiable&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;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.

General

Best surf I ever had, no crowds tubes in the 1st and 3rd session easy but long paddle outside the break.
Getting crowded lately

English (Translate this text in English): Best surf I ever had, no crowds tubes in the 1st and 3rd session easy but long paddle outside the break.<br />Getting crowded lately

English (Translate this text in English): Best surf I ever had, no crowds tubes in the 1st and 3rd session easy but long paddle outside the break.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Getting crowded lately

English (Translate this text in English): Best surf I ever had, no crowds tubes in the 1st and 3rd session easy but long paddle outside the break.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Getting crowded lately

Local professional? Add your surf business

Business directory

  • Show all (0)...
  • surf tours (0)
  • surf shops and shapers (0)
  • surf schools (0)
  • sleep & eat (0)
  • rent a car, others (0)

 Last surf sessions

Add a surf session

Show all (0)...

Aucune session

 Last surf trips

Add trip

Show all (0)...

Aucun voyage

 Comments

Add comment

Show all (849)...

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!

By Patricio Tobin , 04-07-2010

who was first?? - drug smugglers in 1976

Errors, Feedback

You can edit this page to correct errors or add new information. If you have any problems regarding this page, Send us feedback.

Advertise

On the Go!

Wannasurf.com on your mobile

RSS All the RSS feeds of Wannasurf.com

Newsletter All news by email

Friends of Wannasurf

Wannasurf Online Shop