Mexico's Best Surf Spots

Last Updated: September 21, 2009 by
Categories: Activities, Baja, Destinations, Driving to Mexico, Los Cabos, Surfing, Todos Santos

Surfing Baja Mexico

These are the 10 Best Surf spots you can drive to, according to the Mexico Guru:

  1. Sayulita, Nayarit - Consistently good waves and therefore a large community of surfers. There are frequent surf contests in Sayulita. You can expect a north swell from December to early April.
  2. Pascuales, Colima - Very powerful, large beach break. Experienced surfers only.
  3. Mazatlan, Sinaloa - Year-round great conditions for the beginner through expert. Playa Bruja, Playa Olas Altas, Cerritos Beach, Cagadazo Beach and Playa Los Pinos have the best waves.
  4. Todos Santos, Baja California Sur - Between Los Cabos and Todos Santos there are many good breaks.
  5. Ensenada, Baja California - Santo Tomas north of town is good and camping is available. Fall and winter are best, but bring a wetsuit.
  6. Huatulco, Oaxaca - La Bocana beach, Barra de la Cruz, 20 km east is great. Summer and fall are the best times to surf here.
  7. Punta de Mita, Nayarit - You can find good waves off the beach, near the end of the point in Banderas Bay.
  8. San Pancho, Nayarit - The waves are small, but you can find better ones in Sayulita (10 minutes by car). Costa Azul offers a nice place to stay, as well as daily minivan trips to surrounding surf areas.
  9. Los Cabos, Baja California Sur - The surf spots exist mainly outside the resort, on the Pacific.
  10. San Blas, Nayarit - Las Islitas was once famous for the longest wave in the world - now a good jetty and shore break are found at Borrego Beach. The best surfing is done during the summer. Pompis Ramada on Borrego is a popular hang out.

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