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Pascuales

Pascuales

Colima - Pacific Coast Mexico, Mexico

Surf, Bodyboard

Pascuales is located in Tecomán, a city in the state of Colima. It’s a legendary beach which isn’t as well-known as its cousin Puerto Escondido but its waves are practically the same, powerful and fast, only slightly more rideable, but it’s a high level place where maybe the main difference between there and Puerto is that the surroundings are much more rustic with a special charm. Guadalajara is the important capital which is near to Pascuales and is home to the international airport, making it a good place to begin your trip. Firstly, ensure you take plenty of insect repellent with you and secondly, rent a car to allow you to get around easily in your search for good waves. Negotiate the price and of course, make sure you take out the insurance cover for accidents. Once you have your car, you should take care with the traffic, the condition of the roads and the police controls. Pascuales, like Puerto, requires a good level and you’ll realise the power that it has when you feel the sand trembling under your feet.

It’s a place where demanding surfers and bodyboarders train, attracted by the variety of peaks and the quality of the barrels created by the swell, storms and above all, the Armería rivermouth. If you don’t think it’s your moment, there are more spots if you drive further south, ask for the Ticla and Llorona bars and rights. One of the highlights of this place is that despite its growth it maintains its tradition. It’s a great place to spend some time, with a great variety of places at Pascuales Beach where you can eat fish, shellfish and excellent Mexican food but take care if you’re not used to the spices! The days when this place was unknown are long gone and it has often been confused with Puerto Escondido. This has changed and the influx of people has grown in the last few years partly thanks to new technologies. However, despite this popularity the situation hasn’t changed thanks to the good surfers and locals that help to maintain the good vibes between everyone that goes there.
 

Conditions

Pascuales is an extremely consistent beach during the summer months. It’s no joke to say that it’s a big wave spot and can hold any size, up to 15 feet, in the summer. The norm is 6 feet with various peaks that are distributed within walking distance along the beach. The rights normal open up a bit more. A good time to go there is just before the summer months, i.e. May and June, when the south of the Pacific Ocean starts to wake up.

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June, July, August and September are the best months of the year, when the predominant swell is Southwest or South and the waves are better quality. The tides don’t affect it and the best wind direction is Northeast. You’ll have to get up early as the winds won’t miss their appointment at around 11 o’clock, making it almost impossible to surf if it’s big. Only if it’s medium or small, even though there’s wind, is it rideable. In the winter, Pascuales has good waves which are smaller but they have the same power and attract a lot of surfers.
Optimal Conditions
  • Wave
    Beachbreak
  • Wind
    E - NE
  • Tide
    All
  • Swell
    S - SW
  • Bottom
    Sand
  • Size
    3 to 15 ft
  • Time of year
    From May to October
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