VIVA MEXICO!

VIVA MEXICO!
photos • courtesy of D’Blanc
words • joey marshall

Oh Mexico, how much I love thee. You have been the epicenter of so many wonderful adventures – so many barrels, so many fish, so many beers, so many senoritas and so many good times. You are the reason why I missed so many days in the office, missed so many phone calls and probably let down so many people. And yeah, you’ve given me ample hours on Montezuma’s throne, toyed with my emotions by sending fickle winds and had me praying I was back home and in my own bed, but all that is relative when I think of all the good times that we’ve had together. I love the landscape, I love culture, I love the language and I love the abundance of low-lying fruit that you have on constant offer. Whether it be a simple strike mission down to Baja, giant waves at Puerto or the endless sand points in southern mainland, for someone living in California, Mexico is a surfer’s wet dream come true.

And I know I’m not the only one that feels this way. I can’t think of a single friend who hasn’t been to Mexico and had their minds absolutely blown. It’s one of the last places where there’s still a plethora of undiscovered waves, crowd-less lineups and barrels that would have even the most experienced surfer shaking in his or her boots. There literally are not enough words to describe my affection for this land south of the border. With over 9,000 miles of coastline and cheap flights leaving daily there’s really no excuse why someone shouldn’t go. To be honest, I don’t think there’s another country that has had as much quality exposure over the years. It’s no secret, and even though it’s on everyone’s radar it’s still, and always will be, a go-to surf destination that we can guarantee you won’t regret. So put the mag down and do what Noa Deane, Colin Moran and Cam Richards just did and surf your freakin’ brains out.