Sayulita, our favorite coastal town in Nayarit, Mexico, isn’t just about pristine beaches and charming village vibes ; it’s also a surfer’s paradise. With a variety of surf breaks catering to different skill levels and preferences, Sayulita has something for everyone. We’ve broken down the best surf breaks in the area!
Sayulita Break – Surf Sayulita
There are two surfable breaks in Sayulita. The main point breaks right, giving surfers a clean ride. To the left hand side of the main break, there are some softer white water waves which are perfect for beginners and lessons. This is where most surf instructors will take first-timers, out of the way of more experienced surfers. The main beach can get busy in the high season, so many surfers will head north a couple hundred meters to surf the left break, which is also super fun.
Stinkys, with its playful name, offers a laid-back and fun surfing experience. Located in Punta Mita, this break is perfect for beginners and intermediate surfers. There’s a reef bottom, so if you’re a beginner, if the tide is low, this break isn’t for you.
Anclote is longboard heaven. Located off one of the most beautiful beaches in Punta de Mita, this spot boasts small, mellow waves year-round. However, when the swell hits, Anclote works for long and shortboard alike.
Punta Burros is one of the more challenging breaks around. A 25 minute drive from Sayulita, this reef break produces consistent waves that work for longboard and shortboard. You’ll find surfers of all ranges here, but certainly less surf lessons. On a good day, Burros can reach 2-3 meters with a clean wall.
La Lancha is our favorite surf break, with waves for everyone. After a 15 minute walk through the lush jungle, you stumble out of the trees and onto a white pristine beach with shade trees for siestas. There are many surfable areas, primarily a left directly in front and a beautiful A frame to the right. Here’s where we take most of our surfers if they’re looking for a challenging, full afternoon of surfing.
San Pancho, just a 10 minute drive from Sayulita, is where you should go if you shortboard. It’s a beach break, which can be challenging at best and super difficult at worst. The waves range from half a metre up to 3.5 depending on the swell. Afterwards, watch the most beautiful sunset you’ll see on this side of Puerto Vallarta.
Surfers love Sayulita because it’s so close to so many super fun breaks, each with their own unique characteristics. Whether you’re an experienced surfer looking for a thrilling challenge or a beginner eager to catch your first wave, Sayulita has a break that’s perfect for you. So, grab your board and prepare to make memories that will last a lifetime in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico.