Dillon Perillo, assessing. Photo: Corey Wilson

Dillon Perillo assesses the conditions. Photo: Corey Wilson

And Dillon Perillo assesses his landing. Either that or he’s looking for a lobster. Photo: Corey Wilson

And Dillon Perillo assesses his landing. Either that or he’s searching for a lobster. Photo: Corey Wilson

Dillon, a man amongst cacti. Photo: Corey Wilson

Dillon, a man amongst cacti. Photo: Corey Wilson

This is what Gabriel Medina looks like when he’s not in a contest jersey. Interesting, right? Photo: Corey Wilson

This is what Gabriel Medina looks like when he’s not in a contest jersey. Interesting, right? Photo: Corey Wilson

The golden crevice. Photo: Morgan Maassen

The golden crevice. Photo: Morgan Maassen

Gabriel Villaran on a very, very unhappy chunk of ocean. Photo: Lucano Hinkle

Gabriel Villaran on a very unhappy chunk of Pacific Ocean. Photo: Lucano Hinkle

It’s a good place to reflect. Photo: Corey Wilson

It’s a good place to reflect. Photo: Corey Wilson

Shane Dorian is an early favorite for the Billabong XXL Ride of the Year. Wonder why. Photo: Lucano Hinkle

Shane Dorian is an early favorite for the Billabong XXL Ride of the Year. Wonder why. Photo: Lucano Hinkle

You’re a long way from Tijuana. Photo: Myles McGuinness

You’re a long way from Tijuana. Photo: Myles McGuinness

Walk a little bit slower Craig Anderson. Photo: Morgan Maassen

Run, Craig Anderson. Run. Photo: Morgan Maassen

Maybe he’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline. Photo: Morgan Maassen

Maybe he’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline. Photo: Morgan Maassen

It could be the down the beach effect, or that peak is just really good. Photo: Myles McGuinness

It could be the down the beach effect, or that peak is just really good. Photo: Myles McGuinness

Señor. Photo: Morgan Maassen

Señor. Photo: Morgan Maassen

Looking out of one barrel and into another. Not the worst of views. Photo: Corey Wilson

Looking out of one barrel and into another. Could be worse. Photo: Corey Wilson

It’s for rent, FYI. Photo: Myles McGuinness

It’s for rent, FYI. Photo: Myles McGuinness

Dane Reynolds, souled out. Photo: Morgan Maassen

Dane Reynolds, souled out. Photo: Morgan Maassen

Ain’t no redwoods here. Photo: Myles McGuinness

Ain’t no redwoods here. Photo: Myles McGuinness

Contracted. Photo: Myles McGuiness

Contracted. Photo: Myles McGuiness

And expanded. Mainland Mexico is the land of umbrellas. Photo: Myles McGuinness

And expanded. Mainland Mexico is the land of umbrellas. Photo: Myles McGuinness

Yeah but you should see this place on a Friday night… Photo: Myles McGuinness

Yeah but you should see this place on a Friday night… Photo: Myles McGuinness

Cartel be damned. Photo: Myles McGuinness

Cartel be damned. Photo: Myles McGuinness

Lucas Silveira is a Brazilian teenager and he’s not afraid of anything. Watch this clip for proof. Photo: Lucano Hinkle

Lucas Silveira is a Brazilian teenager and he’s not afraid of anything. Watch this clip for proof. Photo: Lucano Hinkle

Lush? Maybe. Photo: Myles McGuinness

Lush? Maybe. Photo: Myles McGuinness

Gary Quentin goes right, Spencer Pirdy goes left and you want to go to Mexico. Photo: Lucano Hinkle

Gary Quentin goes right, Spencer Pirdy goes left and you want to go to Mexico. Photo: Lucano Hinkle

Monday Photos: A Portrait Of Mexico

To Americans, Mexico is kind of like the pretty girl next door. She’s exotic, but humbly so. She’s a little bit mysterious, yet you’ve seen more than enough to feel aroused. You lust for her madly and know she could be yours, but you worry that her father (cough cough, cartel) might murder you. Fear not, young lover, because people have kissed and told and here is a portrait of Mexico. And if you’re looking for a girl next door gallery, might we recommend…never mind.