Surf Troncones: Waves of a Lifetime

Posted on: October 17th, 2012 by Jenn No Comments

It’s possible that just about everyone on the planet harbors secret surfer dreams, and Mexico plays a big role in those fantasies.  Can’t you just imagine waking up beachside every morning, tossing on a suit, grabbing your board and getting in a warm-water surf session while the sun rises? Add in end-of-day sunsets, cold cervezas, fish tacos, and the sweet slumber that comes after a day of paddling and riding the perfect waves… and I think we’ve all just fulfilled a life goal.

It’s no secret that the Mexican coastline is full of mindblowing surf spots– some well-known, and others which the locals will never breathe word of to an outsider.  So that means insider info like this:  Surf Troncones,  for  the trip of a lifetime.

Of course, a handful of Mexican waves get nearly all the publicity– the “Mexican Pipeline” is intense and hardcore– but when you surf Troncones & the beaches nearby, you’ll find nearly crowd-free breaks, spots for everyone from beginner to advanced, and that surf lifestyle you see in your dreams.

Posada de los Raqueros is positioned steps from the main point break here in Troncones beach, on Manzanillo Bay.  From most rooms you can see the ocean, and then head out and sit in a beach chair, feet in the sand, while drinking your morning coffee and watching the waves curl… then strap on your leash and go.  Get in touch with us with any surfing-related questions you have — what are the best spots, times of year, where to rent surfboards or boogie boards, the best instructors and lessons, what kind of beer goes best with an epic left– and we’ll get you all the answers you need.  We can handle any special requests you’ve got: arranging lessons and day trips, getting your sessions photographed, and cooking up a post-surf feast on the beach for your group!

And, to get your appetite going, we’re proud to post photos from the local Surf Photo King, Armando Ortega (aka Wax), a local surfer and professional surf photographer.   Scroll down for a taste of what you’ll find right here in front of Raqueros, on the rest of Playa Troncones, and at other spots nearby.

All photos © Wax

Some pics from Manzanillo Bay, right in front of Raqueros: left happens all year long, it’s best April through November.  Good to advanced level.  (Click to enlarge photos)



Playa La Saladita, 20 minutes north of Troncones.  Beginner through all levels.  One of the world’s longest lefts, all year.  (Click to enlarge photos)

Las Gatas:  Left wave, also happens on big south swells.  Advanced.  (Click to enlarge photos)

South of Zihuatanejo:  Loma Bonita… lefts and rights, and barrels.  Works most of the year… advanced.  (Click to enlarge photos)

South of Zihuatanejo: Barra de Potosi.  Left and barrels.  Happens only on big south swells.  All levels.  (Click to enlarge photos)

North Ixtapa:  Playa Linda.  Lefts and rights all year long.  Beginners and all-level.  (Click to enlarge photos)

Rancho: 40 minutes north of Troncones.  Good and advanced levels, lefts and rights, all year long.  (Click to enlarge photos)

Current surf report in Troncones, Mexico:

Current surf report in Troncones, Mexico:


You’ve found it — the best surf spot on the whole Mexican coast — we welcome you with beautiful lodging right on the break, a fantastic place to watch the sunsets each night, and your home away from home for the surf trip of a lifetime.

For surf photography, video, & surf sessions, contact:
Armando Ortega

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