Sayulita Surfing

  • Surfing offers a fantastic addition to your Sayulita get a way. The waves are perfect for all skill levels including beginners, intermediate, and advanced surfers. Waves can break in the bay all year round with the best months being December through early April, as that is when the north swells hit.

    Stand Up Paddle boarding, a new sport that has become popular in Sayulita, offers a twist on traditional surfing. Read "Men's Journal Standup Paddle-Surfer's Paradise" by Jason Fine.

    Surfers were some of the first foreigners to visit Sayulita in the late 1960's where they found warm water and consistent waves all year-round.

    To this day, the Sayulita surfbreaks and waves have fulfilled the tropical
    surf dreams of beginner to advanced surfers from all over the world.

    There are two surf spots in Sayulita; a right longboard break in front of the village and a left faster break in front of the campground. Surfboard rentals can be found at a variety of locations on the beach in front of the right break.

    Surfers may want to bring a 1-2 millimeter rashguard for the early morning breezes in December through March but a wetsuit is rarely needed.

    From Sayulita, surfing daytrips via boat or car can be arranged to visit the neighboring breaks to the north and south of the village. (See map.) Take a boating trip to some near by surf breaks. Try some Fishing and Surfing Boat Tours with any of the local Surfers/Fishermen.

    A rental car is recommended for surfers looking guaranteed surf during a 5-10 day trip. Sayulita can have great waves but it is a north facing bay, while the Punta Mita bays and breaks are southern
    and western facing.

    Beginners looking to find surfing lessons in Sayulita can
    choose from a variety of Sayulita surf lessons, coaches and instructors.
    Reservations are recommended but you can also usually get a lesson any day of the week. Make sure to ask a potential instructor a few questions about their lesson plan to determine if they are qualified. A lot of places offer packages that include board rental as well as a rash guard. Make sure to wear plenty of sunscreen.

    Beginners should stay to the "surfers right" when attempting to catch waves for the first few days. Learn surfing etiquette before paddling out into the lineup. Never drop in on anyone and always keep a smile on your face.

    Before paddling out, get a feel for where everyone is sitting in the water and where the waves are breaking. Also, take some time while watching the waves to stretch.

    Excitement, fear, relaxation, meditation, being one with nature, and pure fun are all part of the appeal to surfing.

    The latest water sport craze emerging in Sayulita is Stand Up Paddle boarding, unlike surfing, you can choose to catch waves or just cruise along on a stand up paddle board and enjoy the sights and sea. Many of the local surf schools also offer stand up paddle boarding rentals and lessons. Stand Up Paddle boarding offers a great full body workout and it a fun activity for the entire family!

    Whether you are a beginner or an experienced surf enthusiast, Sayulita boasts an excellent surf break, great learning conditions and a variety of surf schools and surf shops where you can find all surfing gear and accessories during your stay in Sayulita.

    Check out the links below for more Sayulita surf information including
    wave forcasts, buoy reports, and tide charts:

    Stand Up Paddle boarding, a new sport that has become popular in Sayulita, offers a twist on traditional surfing. Learn more about Stand Up Paddleboarding in Sayulita.

    Surfers were some of the first foreigners to visit Sayulita in the late 1960's where they found warm water and consistent waves all year-round.

    To this day, the Sayulita surfbreaks and waves have fulfilled the tropical
    surf dreams of beginner to advanced surfers from all over the world.

    There are two surf spots in Sayulita; a right (longboard) break in front of the village and a left (faster) break in front of the campground. Surfboard rentals can be found at a variety of locations on the beach in front of the right break.

    Now you can reserve a surfboard at Quiverito (Little Quiver). These guys have the sweetest selection of vintage, retro and modern surfboards and skate boards, in every shape and size, this side of the Sayulita Arroyo. Every board is for rent short or long term, as well as for sale. Check out pics of every board online, and save yourself the hassle and fees of bringing your own board to Sayulita.

    Surfers may want to bring a 1-2 millimeter rashguard for the early morning breezes in December through March but a wetsuit is rarely needed.

    From Sayulita, surfing daytrips via boat or car can be arranged to visit the neighboring breaks to the north and south of the village. (See Sayulita Surfing Page.) Take a boating trip to some near by surf breaks. Try some Fishing and Surfing Boat Tours with Sayulita Jose Tours.

    A rental car is recommended for surfers looking guaranteed surf during a 5-10 day trip. Sayulita can have great waves but it is a north facing bay, while the Punta Mita bays and breaks are southern
    and western facing.

    Beginners looking to find surfing lessons in Sayulita can
    choose from a variety of Sayulita surf lessons, coaches and instructors.
    Reservations are recommended but you can also usually get a lesson any day of the week. Make sure to ask a potential instructor a few questions about their lesson plan to determine if they are qualified. A lot of places offer packages that include board rental as well as a rash guard. Make sure to wear plenty of sunscreen.

    Beginners should stay to the "surfers right" when attempting to catch waves for the first few days. Learn surfing etiquette before paddling out into the lineup. Never drop in on anyone and always keep a smile on your face.

    Before paddling out, get a feel for where everyone is sitting in the water and where the waves are breaking. Also, take some time while watching the waves to stretch.

    Excitement, fear, relaxation, meditation, being one with nature, and pure fun are all part of the appeal to surfing.

    The latest water sport craze emerging in Sayulita is Stand Up Paddle boarding, unlike surfing, you can choose to catch waves or just cruise along on a stand up paddle board and enjoy the sights and sea. Many of the local surf schools also offer stand up paddle boarding rentals and lessons. Stand Up Paddle boarding offers a great full body workout and it a fun activity for the entire family!

    Whether you are a beginner or an experienced surf enthusiast, Sayulita boasts an excellent surf break, great learning conditions and a variety of surf schools and surf shops where you can find all surfing gear and accessories during your stay in Sayulita.

    Check out the videos below for more Sayulita surf information including
    wave forcasts, buoy reports, and tide charts visit (SayulitaSurfReport.Com) :