Surfing Mexico

Mexico offers so many choices and is by far and away one of Wave Tribe favorite surf destinations. Our top three picks for going south are: Baja Norte, Sinaloa, La Ticla and Cabo. You can’t go wrong. Warm water, cold beer, and Mexican hospitality.


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Surfing Northern Baja Mexico 2017

Driving though those dirt road towns that felt like the wild west, I would always be transported to a mythical time—at the very least I would be able to surf some sick waves without tons of OC kooks in the line-up (no offense to you if you live in the OC, that’s where I grew up).
Here is the deal, Northern Baja gets all those step angled swells that just race right by us in Ventura—but down in Baja this creates an entirely different kind of magic. Look at this chart of a 305 degree swell, Baja is getting lit up like a Christmas tree.

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Surfing Sinaloa Mexico

Located in mainland Mexico at the entrance to the Sea of Cortez, the area is a magnet for south and southwest swells. Ranging from hollow A-frame beach breaks to incredible world class point breaks, surfers of all ability levels will get a thrill of a lifetime—or at lest Mexico-time.

The point breaks offer truly remarkable waves that can wrap for more than 500 yards. This wave can be both a hollow and thumpy—offering some barrel time and fast shoulders to race into the inside.

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A Surfers Guide To Cabo 2017

Cabo is one of the few spots on the planet where you are exposed to two major swell directions within a one hour drive. It’s usually not flat in both windows, north and south.

Surf trip require lots of planning and usually a long ass plane trip but sometimes you just want a no hassle easy trip—just get on a plane for a few hours to get away from it all. Yea?

Here is where Cabo fits the ticket, 2 hours after taking off from LAX you can be surfing in warm water, with access to two swell windows, stuff your face with Mexican cuisine and drink cheap beer by the bucket load.

You can also drink good boutique home brewed beer at the new Baja Brewery, nothing like having an IPA after sucking down watery Mexican beer for a few days—this ain’t no El Sal trip. It’s kinda like the states but in Mex.

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Surfing in Oaxaca

The state of Oaxaca (pronounced: wah-HA-ka) in Southern Mexico is home to what could be considered the most-famous beachbreak in the world: Zicatela Beach, aka Puerto Escondido.

But few realize that the potentially fatal monster of a wave is flanked on both sides by incredible surf spots, many of which are well-kept secrets guarded by the kinds of people you don’t want to piss off.

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Surfing Nayarit Mexico

Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit spans 100 miles of pristine coastline, from Nuevo Vallarta all the way to San Blas. The highest concentration of quality surf spots in this region is around the Northern tip of the Bay of Banderas—not banditos—there are over a dozen pristine surf breaks with crystal clear tropical water within easy striking distance.

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