The Mexican pointbreak is to stateside surfers what the points of the Gold Coast are to us Australians. Although in Mex you still stand a chance of scoring zippering sand-bottomed perfection without the carpet of humanity scrapping for every wave. Sure, you have the odd machete-wielding local with a distaste for gringos but give me that over the crowd at Snapper or Kirra any day.

Here, divisive Californian surfer, Jacob Szekely scores what he called the trip of a lifetime south of the border.