How a Portuguese Surfer Became 'El Sombrero'

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A few months ago, Portuguese surfer Joao Kopke crossed the Atlantic to surf those classically punchy Mexican setups. “We found out there is a huge variety of surf spots, and if you travel a little bit around the coast you will find reefs, endless point breaks that make you have a burning desire for more,” he said. The result is El Sombrero, a neat cut showing off Mexico's finer commodities and a sprinkling of local culture. It's part tongue in cheek, part travel but packed with decent surf from the ever stylish Kopke.