Added by Nathaniel Polta

Safe part of Mexico. Firing sets when a swell is hitting. Choice of several breaks. Limited Crowds. Delicious Tacos. Nearby hike/drive up to the statue of Jesus.

Hit an ATM before crossing the border, then take the 1 down the coast past Tijuana and into Rosarito. Make sure to pack the wallet with singles and nickels to pay the $2.05 at each booth.

Make your way down to K38 where you can have your pick of beach, point, or reef break. Robert's turnoff from the highway looks like you're running off the road, but the gravel will lead you under the overpass and into a parking lot where you can park for free all day. If you stay at Robert's Motel you can pull into their gated lot for security. The vibe is safe around town, so don't fret over the media perpetuated safety hazards - just be smart.

If you are staying the night, check-in on Robert's Motel Roof, then hop in for a late afternoon session. Make sure you’re set for food and beer before sunset or you’ll be heading into downtown for dinner as everything close by closes before sundown. If you need a taxi, we used Alex (011526615271709) and he would be happy to hear from you.

In the morning, take a quick walk from Robert's for breakfast, or pick up what you need from the local market and cook it at the motel. Both are walking distance, just follow the hill. Tacos y Surf is just past the market and serves up cheap and delicious carne asada tacos.

If you stay the day, pack up before sunset and head up to the border so you’re not driving through Mexico at night: as so many caution against. Rolling up to San Ysidrio midweek just after sunset means you’re only waiting in a 15 minute line rather than a 3 hour line. If you're heading north be aware that construction begins at 11pm and the highway gets down to a single lane at points.

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