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Why Sayulita is a Must-Visit Destination for Beginner Surfers

If you’ve been itching to dip your toes (and board) into the surf world, look no further, Sayulita is a must-visit destination for any beginner surfers ! Hidden amidst the lush jungle along the Nayarit coastline, this town has evolved from a quiet fishing town to a surfing mecca for beginners and advanced surfers.


Surfers catching a pristine wave in Sayulita

🌊 Must Visit Top-Notch Beginner Surf Spots in Sayulita

  • Sayulita Main Break: A renowned name in the surf community, perfect for advanced beginners and intermediates. It promises a smooth ride with any kind of swell. Please be careful as this break has a rocky bottom.

  • Sayulita Beginners Area: At the far end of the beach, in front of the fishing boats is the beginner area with a sandbar. This spot is perfect for people who are starting to surf and working on feeling comfortable in the water and on the board.

  • La Lancha: A short 25 minute drive away, but totally worth the detour. Perfect for surfers of all levels, this spot is a bit more energetic. Translation: more adventure!


Ready to explore different breaks in the area? Check our surf map of Bahia Banderas!

Surf Trip to Punta de Mita
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🏄 Equipment and Lessons in Sayulita

If you're a surfer without a board, no worries! Marea Surf School has got you covered! We have surfboard rentals of all sizes and shapes, so there is always a perfect board for the wave! Consider investing in a lesson or two; our instructors are well-trained and know the breaks like the back of their hands. They will make sure you feel comfortable in the water and will send you off with enough tips and tricks to keep improving on your own.


Surfboard rentals
Photo by: Chistie Graham Photography.

🤝 Ocean & Surfer Etiquette

Always remember the ocean mantra: respect the sea and your fellow wave riders. The basic rules? Never steal someone's wave, always apologize when you mess it up, and keep the beach clean - no littering, please.


🌞 Best Times to Surf Sayulita

Thinking about the best time to ride? November to April is the best time of the year. Waves that are just right, setting the mood for beginner surfers.

On average, during those months, you're looking at ocean temps ranging between a comfy 24°C (75°F) and a hot 27°C (81°F). Not too bad, right?


But hey, Mother Nature does whatever she wants. So, before you jet off, maybe take a quick peek at the surf forecast to see what the water's actually feeling like. 🌊🏄‍♂️🌞


Ariel shot of main break at Sayulita beach
Sayulita Beach

🌺 More Than Just Waves

Beyond the waves, Sayulita is an experience.

From the best street tacos to the freshest of juices, your taste buds will thank you. Sayulita is a cultural hub with art galleries, yoga retreats, traditional Huichol crafts on display, and colorful markets scattered throughout town. The nightlife? There is something for everyone! The vibe? Laid-back and relaxed. This town is the ideal blend for anyone traveling to Mexico, surfer or not.


In a Nutshell: Golden beaches, sapphire waves, vibrant culture, and an unmatched aura – that's Sayulita for you. It's not just another surfing spot; it's a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered. So pack those bags (and your surfboard) and head to this gem on the Riviera Nayarit.



🌊 Sayulita is Perfect for Beginner Surfers

In Sayulita, beginner surf is more than just a step towards mastering surfing; they're an invitation to a lifestyle, a community, and an adventure. Here, you'll not only learn the essentials of surfing but also embrace the spirit of Sayulita—a spirit that makes every tumble worth it and every ride unforgettable. So, if you're dreaming of surfing, let Sayulita be where those dreams take shape. The waves are calling—are you ready to answer?


See you at the break!



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