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For those that choose to spend their summer months based around Puerto Escondido, Mexico, the stay is part vacation and part insane. San Diego's Derek Dunfee walking the line down south.
In The Shade
If this were a summer baseball game back in the states these guys would be call "bleacher creatures." In this case it's just a couple of guys trying to dodge the midday sun.
For years Coco Nogales has been a staple in the Puerto lineup for years. As far as local status goes, he stands at the top of the totum.
Greg Long calls waves like this tiny. Actually he doesn't, he's too much of a gentleman. But by his standards this would be a "fun" day at the beachbreak.
Every surf spot has a peanut gallery, and Puerto's no exception ... just in this case their options are limited by the availablity of shade.
Big red on a big, round one one. Gary Hughes getting it done down the beach.
North Shore by winter Puerto by summer, Gavin Beschen's migratory patterns are indicative of the waves he prefers to chase.
The worst part about staying in Puerto? The daily commute to the beach. It can really be a grind.
Among local Jose Ramirez's list of reasons to never leave home: warm water, a beachreak with nine months of incredible perfect waves, no reefs, and left and right Point breaks.
Another local hero, Oscar Mondaca will be out on the heaviest days taking off steeper and deeper than anybody. His reputation as a guy that'll go on anything is well earned.
When asked about the worst thing about Puerto Mendina explained, "The worst thing would be breaking all your surfboards and getting stiches in the head like today."
One Long deserves another. Greg's brother Rusty swaying in the summer breeze. He owns some land in the area and spends a lot of time plying Puerto for all its resources.
Puerto Escondido, where the only thing bigger than the surf is the flag.
Underground charger Angelo Lozano well positioned on a clean one.