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  • Along a seventy-mile stretch of Mexico's Pacific shore, four towns include seemingly every stripe of simpatico beach getaway. Surfing, ecotourism, hippie chic, and luxe family all coexist—and, blessedly, without any crowds.

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  • Huatulco's appeal comes not just from its location on the shores of the Pacific, but also from its weather. The area boasts 320 to 340 days of sunshine a year and an annual temperature of 28 degrees Celsius (82 F).

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  • Huatulco attracts its visitors with nine bays, 36 beaches and an average year-round temperature of about 80 degrees. By offering bird-watching, coffee plantation tours, live music and Oaxacan cuisine, it is becoming a haven for those seeking a diverse yet relaxing experience.

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  • Trip Advisor Honors Huatulco with the #6 position on its 2010 List of Top 10 Beach & Sun Destinations in the World.

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  • Huatulco stretches 22 miles along nine bays between the Coyula and Copalita rivers. It lies about 300 miles east of Acapulo, but there are no bunched-up high-rise hotel strips to mar the scenery, just soft sands, clear ocean, striking cliffs and dense forest.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Surfing in Huatulco, Mexico

Everything you need to know about Huatulco Surfing - Proudly Presented by Logan Strook & My Huatulco Vacation

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This is Logans home online. Tune in regularly for the latest in news about Surfing in Huatulco and surfing in general.

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Learn To Surf In Huatulco

Huatulco Surf Lessons

Even if you have never set eyes on a surf board in real life, Huatulco has a beach for you to get your feet wet...

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Learn to surf & Catch Waves with the Pros

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Huatulco Surfing Overview

One of the most popular things people are looking to try when they go on a tropical vacation is the feared and loved….surfing. Thankfully Huatulco offers some of the best surf spots in the area, with breaks for all skill levels.


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Surf Forecast

Surf-Forecast.com

This is a great site to keep tabs on the local Hatulco Surf Forecast.

Breaks App

BreaksApp.com

Download this amazing app for your iphone that will show you up to date breaks information for your favorite surf spots in Huatulco.


/// Clients Testimonials

  • Judy helped me plan the perfect honeymoon getaway for my new wife and I.

    Phil Chambers
  • The friendly staff helped me find a great deal on a condo in La Crucecita.

    Ramona Grant
  • Valerie helped score us some great deals on the yacht tour and the river rafting during our trip.

    Jillian
  • Stay in a villa when you vacation. I am so glad Judy convinced us to rent the villa. Our chef was awesome!

    Kate Westhill

/// General Surfing Fitness & Preparation Tips

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When it comes to surfing, whether in Hautulco or anywhere else, the first thing to consider is how strong a swimmer you are, and how far you can swim. Paddling around in the ocean is not a great place to be if you can barely keep yourself afloat in your local pond. As with all sports there is an element of risk, and the ocean is much more unpredictable than anything played on solid ground. Even when you are a competent surfer, you should never paddle out farther than you can comfortably swim out to and back in without your surfboard.

A good surfer will make paddling, carving and wave riding look easy, but the reality is that there is plenty of physical work involved in paddling around, getting up on your board and doing maneuvers.

Safety should always be at the back of your mind. For instance, you should never be surfing alone. Things can always go wrong, even on the smallest of waves. It is a good idea to have someone surfing with you who can give you a hand should you get into trouble.

Finally, like swimming you should never go surfing straight after a meal. Wait at least half an hour after eating before attacking those waves. If you're up for a surf first thing in the morning you should wait a short while after for your breakfast.

General Fitness & Preparation

In order for you to get the most out of your Huatulco surfing adventure, you will have to put in a little work before you hit the surf. Of course, we're talking about exercise! Surfing is meant to be fun and it is, but if you want to maximise your enjoyment and increase the speed that you improve and spend more time in the water, you are going to need to physically prepare.

Warm Up & Warm Down

A good warm up will prepare you for the strenuous activity of surfing. By warming up with dynamic mobility exercises, you can improve your performance and guard against muscle injury. Warming down with some static stretching is beneficial and will leave you refreshed and ready for your next day on the water.

Prep Your Core

Core stability training will play an important part in your overall fitness program. Core muscles are the foundation for the body's movements, will aid overall performance, improve balance, and will prevent against injury.

There are a wide variety of exercises that can be done to improve core strength, most are simple and do not require any equipment. More advanced core exercises will involve the use of exercise equipment like medicine balls or swiss balls.

Strengthen Your Upper Body

You will need to have ome pretty good upper body strength to paddle out to catch a wave. This can be quite tiring if you happen to have to battle against larger waves to get into position. You then need the strength to paddle into the waves and the strength to push up onto your feet. Overall, surfing is very phsical and will require strength.

Lower Body Strength

You are going to need a little bit of lower body strength when you are up and riding your surfboard. If you ever hope to pull critical maneuvers, big turns and huge airs (or even just surf a decent length wave), you'll need to make sure your lower body is conditioned.

Simple exercises like squats and lunges are a great place to get started. There is also some simple equipment that is quite effective for this type of exercise. Balance boards and bosu boards are great for working the lower body.

Get Flexible

To develop in any sport, good flexibility is mandatory. Surfing is quite physical, making flexibility all the more important. Touch your toes, try a bit of yoga, or do anything else that will help. Being flexible—and warming up before a surf—will reduce the chance of sustaining a muscle injury during your surfing.


Equipment Needed

Surfboards

When it comes to beginner boards, bigger is better. Go for a board that is as big as you can carry. You should be aiming for at least an 8' board but preferably one over 9'6''. For absolute beginners, a foam board is suggested.

Wetsuit

If you will be surfing in cold water, you'll want to make sure you are as comfortable as possible; a good wetsuit will keep you in the water as long as the waves are good.

Wax & Leash

Rounding out the list of essential equipment for the beginner surfer is Surf Wax and a leash for your board. Waxing your board will keep you gliding across those waves while the leash will keep you close to your board when you take the inevitable spill.

/// Surfing In Huatulco For Beginners!

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Huatulco offers surfers quite a few options when it comes to catching waves. The town is situated almost right in the middle of two world class waves. One of them being Puerto Escondido, the other Barra de la Cruz. Puerto Escondido is a two hour drive from Huatulco.

Renting a car is a popular choice to be able to drive straight into any of the local spots although you can get there by ADO bus line for about $15usd. Barra de la Cruz, is only about 45 minutes from Huatulco. This spot sometimes gets crowded with local surfers so often its best to take a guide and go in their vehicle. This can be helpful in avoiding any conflict with the people in the village or the other surfers giving you a hard time. If you surf, you know this is just part of the sport.

There are a lot of great guides that were raised surfing these breaks and can be a huge source of information as well as give friendly guidance. If you do decide to hire a surf guide, they will also offer to take you to other more hidden spots like Mojon and Majahual. Both of these beaches are accessed down dirt roads with minimal signage off of highway 200. Once there, it takes a bit of a hike to get to the waves, but is generally well worth the long haul. These beaches are pretty solitary, but we recommend you don't bring anything of great value.

There is also a fun break at La Bocana, considered the last bay of the Huatulco development. The beach is situated where the Copalita river flows into the Pacific ocean. Here you can rent surf boards by the day or by the hour, as well as take surf lessons. This beach is popular for beginners, but also attracts lots of locals when the waves pick up. This is a great spot to spend the day in the surf, have lunch, enjoy the people and culture, and soak up Huatulco.

Rentals

where to buy / rent equipment (average pricing to fly your own equipment down)

Getting Lessons

options for lessons and vacation packages

Researching Conditions

Where to do research to plan your trip (links to breaks app and surf watch etc)

Insurance?

Mexican Insurance is strongly recommended. If you are involved in an accident, even if it's not your fault, you may end up in jail if you can't present valid insurance. Mexican jails, are not where you want to spend your time while you are supposed to be enjoying your surf trip. There are a bunch of places to purchase insurance right before crossing the border, and the process is pretty standard. If you're going to go down a few times per year, Adventure Mexican and Baja Bound and mexicaninsurance.com have really good rates and can be purchased online.

/// Surfing Etiquette

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When surfing in Huatulco or anywhere else, it is important to observe the correct etiquette, otherwise things can get dangerous. Try to stick by these unwritten rules, keep yourself out of trouble, and enjoy your time in the ocean.

Observe Right of Way:

Learn who has the right of way on the wave. Here is a quick primer for establishing who has the right of way.

  • Furthest out: the surfer that is furthest out or that has been waiting longest
  • Furthest inside: the closest surfer to the peak of the breaking wave
  • First to feet: the first to feet or first onto the wave
  • Communication: the call of "Left!" or "Right!" if the wave is dual-peaking
Don't Drop In:

Cutting in front of other surfers who are up and riding is a quick way of getting yourself in trouble with the locals and other surfers. Observe the right of way and you should be fine.

Don't Snake:

Repeatedly paddling round someone to get into the inside position on a wave is a big no-no. What would happen if everyone did this?

Don't Hog the Waves:

Share the big waves (all waves). Even if you can paddle furthest outside and catch the waves first every time you reach the lineup, try not to do it. People will quickly get annoyed with you and will simply start dropping in at every opportunity. This ruins the surfing for everyone!

Do Apologise:

If you drop in on someone, run over someone, or breach the etiquette and rules in any way, just apologise. It's just proper manners. We've all done things that we shouldn't have when out surfing, saying sorry goes some way to smoothing things over. (Obviously snaking, dropping in, hogging the waves and running everyone over repeatedly will probably get you in trouble whether you say sorry or not.)

Respect the Locals:

Keep in mind that the locals surf the spot every day. Give respect and behave while visiting a spot, keep things friendly, earn some respect for yourself. Don't take over surf spots in large numbers. Don't rush straight outside, take your time.

Learn the Right Way to Paddling Out:

This includes not throwing your board or paddling into the path of other surfers.

Pick Surf Spots that Suit your Skills & Ability:

Try not to pick a spot that is out of your league. You'll only end up upsetting the other surfers by getting in the way or being a potential hazard for everyone.

Help other Surfers:

Always aid another surfer in trouble. Surfing can be dangerous and even fatal, look after each other.

Respect the Beach:

Leave only footprints. Don't litter, graffiti, vandalise, or otherwise impact the beach or surroundings.

Have Fun:

Everyone is out on the waves to have fun. Keep things light and enjoy youself.

/// Huatulco Surf Spots Detailed Info

/// Top 5 Places To Surf In Huatulco


Five Premiere Spots For Huatulco Surfing

Huatulco is slowly gaining notoriety for its great surf. Summer and early fall surfing is the best – no wetsuits required (year-round)! Some say that this coastline offers some of the most consistent swell windows in the world. The area is frequented by Quicksilver execs, among other wave-hunters.


Puerto Escondido

World class beach break called Mexican pipeline. Cool surf town 2 hours from Huatulco. Great night life and fun for a weekend.

La Bocana

Considered the last bay of the 9 bay development, this beach is ever changing and the waves are from a river mouth beach break

El Mojon

30 minute drive from Huatulco, nothing but waves and a couple of houses. Surfers enjoy the sandy right point break.

Majahual

A little futher down the coast from Mojon, takes a bit of a hike to get to the waves. Also a right point break.

Barra de la Cruz

This beach town was totally undiscovered until Rip Curl hosted a surf competition here a few years back. The right point break is becoming very popular among surfers worldwide.

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directions from a major landmark


Natanael Mejia's Favourite Experience

"One time I saw 70 Eagle Rays at once and I've had the opportunity to see nurse and white-tip sharks here"

Luca Tognazzi's favourite experience

"This was the first dive site I had gone through holes using surge – it was a really amazing and strange feeling"

 


  • Soaring with the Eagle Rays at La Montosa

    Huatulco Scuba Diving La Montosa Visit link

  • Exploring Unique Rock Formations at Tapesco

    Huatulco Scuba Diving Tapesco Visit link

/// La Bocana


  • Overall Rating: Natanael – 10/10 | Luca – 8/10

  • Dive Depth: 45 – 120 Feet

  • Sea life typically found here: Mantas & Grouper.

  • Diver Level: Advanced - Experienced Divers Only

This dive site requires advanced open water diver skill level. It is located further out from shore than most other dive sites in the area and offers greater depths. You can't see the rock formations from the surface – the attraction of this site is the depth.


Dive Master's Favourite Experience

"The rock formations found at Tapesco are always interesting to explore. I have seen Hammerhead Sharks here a few times."


/// Barra de la Cruz


  • Overall Rating: Natanael – 8/10 | Luca – 8/10

  • Dive Depth: 25 – 120 Feet

  • Sea life typically found here: Eagle Rays, Morray Eels, Turtles and more!.

  • Diver Level: Beginner to Advanced

This site offers a great spot for beginners because it's protected and has a sandy bottom at about 35 – 40 feet down. There is a dead-ended open canyon where divers can enter and literally be surrounded by a variety of fish. Experienced Divers can venture deeper to 60 -120 feet in very deep coral canyons where they can practice surge diving. There are incredible rock formations at this site. The Southern Pacific Sting Rays have been spotted here (8ft long plus their tail) and at greater depths you can find fantastic Lobster.


Natanael Mejia's Favourite Experience

"I saw a Leatherback Turtle here, which is the largest marine turtle. It measures 2.5 meters long!"

Luca Tognazzi's favourite experience

"Being surround by Eagle Rays…it was incredible"

 


  • Sneaking Up On A Southern Pacific Stingray

    Huatulco Scuba Diving at La Blanca Visit link

  • Exploring Unique Rock Formations at Tapesco

    Huatulco Scuba Diving Tapesco Visit link

/// El Mojon


  • Overall Rating: Natanael – 10/10 | Luca – 8/10

  • Dive Depth: 45 – 120 Feet

  • Sea life typically found here: Mantas & Grouper.

  • Diver Level: Advanced - Experienced Divers Only

This dive site requires advanced open water diver skill level. It is located further out from shore than most other dive sites in the area and offers greater depths. You can't see the rock formations from the surface – the attraction of this site is the depth.


Dive Master's Favourite Experience

"The rock formations found at Tapesco are always interesting to explore. I have seen Hammerhead Sharks here a few times."


/// Majahual


  • Overall Rating: Natanael – 8/10 | Luca – 8/10

  • Dive Depth: 25 – 120 Feet

  • Sea life typically found here: Eagle Rays, Morray Eels, Turtles and more!.

  • Diver Level: Beginner to Advanced

This site offers a great spot for beginners because it's protected and has a sandy bottom at about 35 – 40 feet down. There is a dead-ended open canyon where divers can enter and literally be surrounded by a variety of fish. Experienced Divers can venture deeper to 60 -120 feet in very deep coral canyons where they can practice surge diving. There are incredible rock formations at this site. The Southern Pacific Sting Rays have been spotted here (8ft long plus their tail) and at greater depths you can find fantastic Lobster.


Natanael Mejia's Favourite Experience

"I saw a Leatherback Turtle here, which is the largest marine turtle. It measures 2.5 meters long!"

Luca Tognazzi's favourite experience

"Being surround by Eagle Rays…it was incredible"

 


  • Sneaking Up On A Southern Pacific Stingray

    Huatulco Scuba Diving at La Blanca Visit link

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Dive Pros - Luca & Nata

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Gravity Sports Divers knows Diving in Hautulco inside and out. Luca & Nata have generously provided us with considerable input so that we can help you find the ideal dive site in Huatulco.

 


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/// Huatulco Surfing Events Calendar

RACE FOR THE RED CROSS

Cruz Roja Mexicana Website

A road rally/scavenger hunt organized by volunteers to raise funds for the local Huatulco Red Cross.

Valentine's day, in Mexico

February 14th

Valentine's day, in Mexico is referred to as the day for love and friendship. Check our blog for local events and school parades.

Valentine's day, in Mexico

February 14th

Valentine's day, in Mexico is referred to as the day for love and friendship. Check our blog for local events and school parades.

Valentine's day, in Mexico

February 14th

Valentine's day, in Mexico is referred to as the day for love and friendship. Check our blog for local events and school parades.

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