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The Puerto perspective

13 reasons why Puerto Escondido was the place to be this weekend.

Updated: August 23, 2010, 12:42 PM ET
By Jake Howard

When it comes to sizable summertime surf, it's hard to beat the Mexican Pipeline. The place is a swell magnet, and thus also attracts some of the best big-wave riders in the world when it's on. But obviously surfing Puerto comes with a price, and one need look no further than Greg Long's Facebook page yesterday to get an idea of what the exchange rate is like in Mexico these days: "Seven hours, two waves and second degree burns ... living the dream!" That being said, the rewards can ...

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