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Ask the Expert: Surfing in Mexico

Photo credit: Jeff Lipsky

Photo credit: Jeff Lipsky

September 14, 2007

Q: I am headed to Sayulita, Mexico in February of next year. Where are the best places to surf in Mexico for a beginner? - Mandy, Maryland

Christine Heyniger: Sounds like you have a wonderful adventure coming up in February! This quaint little fishing village (45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta) is a popular spot for surfers of all levels. Here are two surf spots, recommended to me by some adventuring surfers who have experience in Mexico:

There's a women's surf camp (www.surflasolas.com) which I'm told is excellent. You can read one woman's account here: www.vivatravelguides.com. There's also a lodge near Salyulita called Costa Azul that does surf lessons and trips, www.costaazul.com.