La Union is an isolated and small fishing village in Guerrero, Mexico. With only 4 to 5 houses on the beach, there is limited land access to the break. The village has very few restaurants and very small shops; it is best to bring supplies on the way in from El Roble, which is 2 km away. The closest and major towns with great facilities are Lazaro Cardenas and Zihuatanejo, both about 1 hour away.
The Ranch is a clean and fast point break with options going left and right. The shape of the wave is compared to that of Trestles, in San Diego, California. It is a remote location, best accessed by boat and or jet ski. Driving there can be tricky, so find a local and get directions. Shortboards and funboards are ideal here, but longboards can be good too. Consistency is year-round with best conditions during summer months.
About the Access
The only land access is from the Mexico 200 road: exit at the community of El Chico. At the soccer field, exit at El Roble. Coming from Zihuatanejo, you turn left at the soccer field; coming from Lazaro Cardenas, you turn right. When you pass El Roble, turn left towards the beach.
Current Surf Report
- Surf Height2 - 4 ft
- Wind2 mph
Last updated: 19 hours ago
- Skill LevelIntermediate, Advanced
- ConsistencyYear round, Mainly summer swells
- Wave LengthLong, Very Long
- Wave DirectionRight, Left
- Board TypeLongboard, Shortboard, Funboard
- Type of BreakPoint, River mouth
- Swell directionsSW, S, NW
- Best wind directionsNE
- Crowd levels / weekFew
- Crowd levels / weekendFew to Crowded
- Best tidesLow, Mid
- PowerPowerful, Barreling
- Access ByPrivate, Boat drop in, 4WD