There’s no denying Mexico’s an intimidating joint. When it’s on, heavier spots like Puerto Escondido can reduce a man’s bones and foam to a powder reminiscent of the country’s biggest export. And messing with the latter could earn you the most unfriendly of visitors. With such a rep for imminent danger, you’d be forgiven for overlooking how much potential joy lurks beneath the border. Yet, when the swell kicks into a lazier gear, the ocean resembles a seductive tapestry of compliant walls and user-friendly ramps. Add some tequila to that cocktail and you’ve got a very tantalising thought. Sí por favor!