Video: Stephen Rawding
Puerto Has Been Off Its Head Lately
Naturally, locals are paying no mind to the official "beach closures".
The South Pacific has looked like a three-year-old's watercolor masterpiece the past couple weeks (and for the foreseeable future), with purples and reds and oranges splashed generously across a deep blue canvas.
Tahiti's been pumping, South and Central America have been pumping, and California too. Lest we forget the Americas' biggest and most famous beach break, Mexico's Puerto Escondido, which has seen, perhaps, the best waves of them all.
Despite official "beach closures", Puerto's local contingent has chosen not to let the empty and ample tubes go to waste. Riding boards up to 10 feet in length, it's unlikely they'll be within contagion-range of one another anyhow.
The video above features guys whose names we don't recognize stuffiing barrels bigger than our house. Not that we even have a house, but you get the point.
Also, while it's hard to know just how deep Rogercin Ramirez (@roger_surfer) was from the angle of this clip, that's still gotta be one of the best/longest Puerto barrels ever, right?