For some people, being close to nature is cathartic, while for others it can be the force of life. Either way, being close to Mother Nature has an effect on everyone. But for those who thrive on their interactions with natural landscapes, exploring new points is always a delight.
Ask any deep-sea diver, and they’ll tell you how they always scour the Earth for fascinating reefs and walkable waters. Likewise, ask avid mountaineers, and they’ll tell you all about their quest to find and overcome the world’s tallest peaks. So naturally, surfers love to discover gentle surf spots that offer desirable weather conditions and heavy wave swells.
What makes a surf spot ideal for a ride?
A surfer may have their own preferences when it comes to categorizing surfing destinations. But in general, pro-riders are on the lookout for three things; a long stretch of uncrowded beach, practicable waves and a favorable wind movement to ensure a long-lasting swell.
Expert surfers are good enough to discover the perfect surf spots to practice their craft (aka surfing) or enjoy a lazy day at the beach with imprecise surf. Beginners, on the other hand, can have a hard time finding a good surf spot. And that’s why we present a list of the best surf spots in Mexico for first-timers.
San Agustinillo, Oaxaca
Resting on a curving bay, San Agustinillo is a quiet, off the beaten path village west of Zipolite. This is the perfect place for novice surfers to master their skill level. The lack of crowds and the long stretch of beach setting off thick waves make this a convenient surfing destination for all budding surfers.
Playa Carrizalillo, Oaxaca
Playa Carrizalillo is a beautiful cove on the side of Zicatela beach. It offers long swells of practicable waves for surfers. It is considered a well suited surf spot for beginners and intermediate riders alike as the vibe there is immensely calming and free from the buzz one feels on mainstream beaches.
Take control of the tides at Playa Carrizalillo all day, then recuperate at one of the many nearby palapas while sipping cool cocktails at the small bar next to the thatched-roof settlements.
The town of Troncones has an excellent reputation when it comes to providing muscular waves for professional surfers. But few people know that this small town is not just for seasoned riders. Beginners also have plenty of opportunities at Troncones to hone their surfing skills.
Like Toncones, Sayulita is also considered a surfing destination for the pros, but it’s not. Beginner surfers can easily settle in and ride the waves in this surf town. The wave swells in Sayulita are fiery, especially from December to April, providing limitless opportunities for beginners to hone their surfing skills.
San Blas, Nayarit
San Blas is a small village that is home to the exciting Las Islitas, which was once known as the beach with the longest waves in the world. While this is no longer the case, the wave swell in Las Islitas is still viable enough for a fun surf session. People with little or no surfing experience can learn high-level skills by surfing the waves in San Blas.
Mexico’s 9,000-mile-long coastline is nothing but a surfer’s paradise and not just seasoned riders. Beginners can enjoy the very long expanse of the ocean.
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