couple nuggets for ya from one who has taken 13 surf trips there. don't go without talking to me. they LOVE to tell gringos that chicama isn't even on their list of top ten waves... kidrocks' post i'm sure means well but was kinda off the mark... you don't have to worry about sendero or any dat stuff...why? the actual surf zone is apolitical (they don't gaf about it).... beware april may as they the most crowded months... august the best but a little cold...but not cold (about60deg)...for east coasters. as far as the surf; well, they got it! i like to ask guys; well, what do you like? hi-perf? big wave? giant lefts? hyper-juicy rights? consistency? surf-alone spots? its all there and more. if you're a regular foot don't miss the hI-PERF RIGHT CALLED CABALLEROS.....its the ugliest wave that you will ever adore! also, beware gringo-itis.....you'll probably get it; get real sick; get better and NEVER get it again. best avoid fruits/veggies....i found that meat/fish/eggs potatos and bread best...what makes you sick is called a "gringo microbe"; (THEY don't get it).