The Best Barrels as Mexpipe Begins to Fire Up

Jason Lock

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Updated 27d ago

Here we go. Multiple, mechanical swells have been filling into Puerto Escondido this week, building into the biggest day of the season so far that will throw down tomorrow.

As we called HERE, these series of swells are pretty bonkers. It's rare to get so many consistently good days in a row, fed by a south swell that stretched up from the deep south Pacific.

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Jafet Ramos.

Jafet Ramos.

© 2021 - Edwin Morales

Here's our at-a-glance look for Puerto Escondido this week. While there's been some stunning waves ridden, the lemon has not quite met the pie yet. Friday is the day. Saturday, the wind turns onshore and we may have some swell left over into Sunday and Monday, but nothing like what we're about to see.

See this all building to Friday? It's happening.

See this all building to Friday? It's happening.

Taking a swing during the 'warm up' sessions though is the likes of Cesar Petroni, Christian Corzo, Jafet Ramos, Kolton Sullivan and Kurt Rist. And photographer Edwin Morales has been swimming amongst it to capture all the action. Don't worry, we'll have land shots dropping as well over the next couple days.

Kolton Sullivan.

Kolton Sullivan.

© 2021 - Edwin Morales

Talking about this swell and its formation, MSW forecaster Tony Butt said: “A low pressure system, which started off as a small feature way south of Tasmania, began to deepen off Antarctica last week.

Related: History of Mexpipe

“By the end of the week it had developed into a broad, powerful system in the southeast Pacific off Chile, and had gobbled up a previous system (think, swell inception).

“A large area of storm-force southerly winds on its western flank had already generated a pulse of swell, and headed north towards areas such as Mexico and Central America. The main bulk of the swell arrived this week and pushed wave heights up to well over ten feet at swell-magnets such as Puerto Escondido. The swell will also reach southern California but with a lack of punch compared with areas further south.”

Look at all that swell about to hit Mexico. This is from earlier in the week. See the chart, HERE.

Look at all that swell about to hit Mexico. This is from earlier in the week. See the chart, HERE.

Cesar Petroni.

Cesar Petroni.

© 2021 - Edwin Morales

Christian Corzo.

Christian Corzo.

© 2021 - Edwin Morales

Cesar Petroni.

Cesar Petroni.

© 2021 - Edwin Morales

Kurt Rist.

Kurt Rist.

© 2021 - Edwin Morales