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by Derek Dodds May 20, 2018 1 Comment

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico
Surfing Sinaloa Mexico  Surfing Sinaloa Mexico

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 least 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.

Most of the areas are all sand bottom and water temperatures hover around 75-85 degrees from May through November, hence no wetsuits are required. In April, a vest or spring-suit may be desirable.

Typically there is always an off-shore flow in the morning that lasts until early afternoon.

Surfing in Sinaloa is a damn good experience and I have spent the last three years enjoying the waves in that region every May.

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico Surf Spots

Surfing Patoles – World Class Left Point Break

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico  Patoles

Type: point break

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Average Sea Temperature: 25.9 °C

Best Season to surf:  Anytime you can get into the camp at Sinaloa Surf Adventures.

Nadi and the crew locked down the beak a few years back when they bought the point where is world class wave is located. A long sweeping left that throws at the take-off and then pulls back for shoulder slapping and carving.

Patoles in Sinaloa is an exposed point break that has quite consistent surf—but it's private and you can only surf there if you have a spot in the camp. The cost is about $1500 per person for a week of private access, awesome food and as much hammock time as you can take.

Summer offers the best conditions for surfing—when the souths are pumping, Potoles is one fire. Groundswells are more frequent than wind-swell, and the best swell direction is from the southwest or a combo S + SW. 

Here is a video from our surf trip in 2018

Works best in offshore winds—duh—and the winds tend to kill it around 11am, so the camp rises early and most days you are in the water by 6am.

Good surf at all stages of the tide and it's rarely crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard though. Patoles can be reached by any rental car from Mazatlan in less than two hours.

http://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Patole/reliability_by_season

Marmols - World class left point break

Type: point Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Average Sea Temperature: 26.0 °C

Marmols Left Point in Sinaloa is an exposed point break that is usually a safe bet and works all year. Works best in offshore winds from the east-northeast.

Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Even when there are waves, it's not likely to be crowded.

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico  Watch out for rocks.

Marmols Surf Quality and Wind Quality by season: http://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Marmols-Left-Point/reliability_by_season_favourable_wind

Dimas River Mouth – Left/right A frame

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Average Sea Temperature: 26.1 °C

Dimas Rivermouth in Sinaloa is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east-northeast.

Dimas tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights.

Even when there are waves, it's not likely to be crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

http://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Dimas-Rivermouth/reliability_by_season

Rucos - Beach Break

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Average Sea Temperature: 26.0 °C

Rucos in Sinaloa is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing.

Ideal winds are from the east. Rucos receives distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest.

Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide.

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico  Rarely crowded here. Beware of rocks, locals, and sharks.

Rucos Surf Quality by Season: http://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Rucos/reliability_by_season

Celestino - Point Break

Type: point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Average Sea Temperature: 25.0 °C

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico

Celestino in Sinaloa is an exposed point break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing.

Offshore winds blow from the northeast. The ideal swell direction is from the southwest.

When it's working here, it can get crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard. http://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Celestino/reliability_by_season

El 29 A Dimas - Beach Break

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Average Sea Temperature: 26.3 °C

El 29 A Dimas in Sinaloa is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing.

The best wind direction is from the east-northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest.

The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks. http://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/El29-A-Dimas/reliability_by_season

Surf Camps

Sinaloa Surf Adventures

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico

Sinaloa Surf Adventures (SSA) is the longest running surf camp in Northern Mexico has been in business for 15 years. Recently, the camp was awarded the Mexico State Tourism award for top recreational business in Mexico.

Set in the small, tranquil fishing village of Las Barres, SSA provides a place to get away from the stress of everyday life while experiencing world-class surf. This overlooked region in Mexico has been referred to as "the land that time forgot" and the "promised land".

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico  For decades surfers have flown right over the area for more well-known and overcrowded surf breaks. Arguably, the area around this part of Mexico has the most world-class breaks per mile on this side of the globe.

SSA is also very unique in that it surfs in areas that are completely isolated and non-accessible. Image paddling out at your local break and it's just you and your buddies, that's what every day is like at SSA.

There is simply no other place like SSA in the world. SSA offers, best in class service, beachfront accommodations, air-conditioned rooms, great food, tons of memories and of course...world class, un-crowded surfing. 

Barras de Piaxtla Surf Camp

surfing sinaloa mexico

Barras de Piaxtla Surf Camp is located 1 hour and 15 minutes north of Mazatlán in the small fishing village of Las Barras De Piaxtla.

If you would like to spend your day learning how to surf on pristine secluded beaches, enjoying a cold drink in a hammock 10 feet from the ocean, sea kayaking, feasting on lobster or warming your bones next to a beach bonfire, then Barras de Piaxtla Surf Camp is the place for you.

The waves are usually small to medium in height and perfect for surf lessons. There are no crowds and plenty of space to make learning how to surf easy! The surf camp will provide all your surfing equipment. All you have to do is show up!!

🔥2018 Update: I think this place is closed due to the recent land ownership changes in the region.

Getting There

You have two options to get to this region—Mazatlan or Culiacán international airports. Mazatlan is a bit closer and easier to move in and out of.

As you know, I am a big fan of Alaska Airlines (they treat surfers really well) and you can fly from LAX to Mazatlan for about $400. On my trip in 2018 they charged me $25 each way for a 65lb Wave Tribe Coffin boarding.

✈️See our article on my favorite airlines to fly and their boardbag fees.

Flights from Los Angeles are roughly 2 ½ hours.

Where to Stay In Mazatlan

The Palms Resort of Mazatlán

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico

The Palms Resort of Mazatlán is located on the beautiful beaches of Mazatlán, in front of the three islands in the Golden Zone. This hotel really seems to go all out for its guests. They will book excursions, fishing trips, and the restaurant will even cook your caught fish for you!

If you sleep in late the cleaning service will still clean your room and they have an amazing coffee bar with fresh squeezed orange juice every morning if you decide not to sleep in. The bar will bring your margaritas to your room for you if you want to enjoy the sunset in privacy.

The only issues I've seen are that the beds are a little hard and they could use a couple more servers around the pool. But for the views, cleanliness, and service the price seems to be worth every penny.

Quality Inn Mazatlán

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico

The Quality Inn Mazatlán is perfect for if you're on a budget and just need a nice place to crash after a long day of surfing. They offer all the same amenities that all Quality Inns offer (free breakfast, wifi, pool, and tv), there are only 3 channels in English but it's not like you're in Mazatlán to watch TV anyway.

It's about a 5-minute walk to the beach and many local clubs and restaurants are within walking distance just stay away from a place called "Panama" apparently they have terrible service.

No mini fridges but all in all seems like a great place to stay for the value.

Where to Eat

Pancho's

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico

Pancho's is located in Mazatlán in the "Golden Zone" right on the beach. Check them out for breakfast, lunch or dinner if you're in the mood for some really good Mexican Seafood. Have an awesome Margarita with some Shrimp Kabobs, sit back and enjoy the beautiful view.  

Surf's Up Café

surfing sinaloa mexico

Surf's Up Café  is located in Mazatlán right next to the El Sol La Vida Beach Resort. When you walk in you can really tell that the owner Leanne loves what she does.

Everything is homemade from the exquisite soups, caramel apples, burgers, hand-cut papayas and Cubano sandwiches. There are tables right in the sand and live music is starting again in November.

It sounds to me that the 2 kilometer drive off gravel road is worth the rubber.  

Social Cafe and Cocktail Lounge 

Surfing Sinaloa mexico

The Social Cafe Lounge located in the heart of the Golden Zone seems to be the place to be if you want "soft live music in the background, a large grownup drink in front of you and a beautiful friend to your right" ~Reviewer FrankyFigs2015.

The prices are amazing, they offer free wifi and parking and there's live music on Thursday nights at 6:30, but get there early cause it fills up quick. The Social serves everything from Martinis, Cocktails, Mojitos, Vinos, Cervezas and more.

On they're food menu they serve Salads, Pizzas, Sliders, Bagels, Paninis, Delicious Desserts and other great items. I can't wait to try their "Cookies and Cream blended coffee drink with a little adult fun in it" ;)

Cash only.  

Things To Do

Huana Coa Canopy Adventure

The Huana Coa Canopy Adventure is off the hook! They offer three different options for your adventure. Combo #1 is Canopy + ATV, Combo #2 is Canopy + Horseback Riding and Combo #3 is Horseback riding + ATV.

It's kind of a long ride to get there but it's definitely worth it and they even pick you up in a WWII vehicle. They have an awesome staff including "Yara, Liz, Filipe, Danny, and Jesus" who love their jobs and are fun to be around.

Safety is their first priority, they have two lines just in case and you can zip upside down.

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico  When you're done zip lining you have lunch and ride your ATV or horse to have a guided tour (with samples) of where they make their tequila!

There's no pressure to buy any but you'll probably want to since it's better and cheaper than buying it back at your hotel.

Don't forget to bring your sunglasses and GoPro! Check out this Video about Huana Coa.

Surfing Sinaloa Mexico




Derek Dodds
Derek Dodds

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Max Scott
Max Scott

August 03, 2018

If you have passion of surfing and can face wide wave experience, then Sinaloa is best place to enhance the surfing experience as wide wave comes from both side left and right from sea shore many surfers comes from world and enjoys here . https://www.supshed.com/pages/sup-lessons

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Size Chart

Surfboard Leashes

You Break It We Replace It in First Year. 

Buy a leash closest to your board size—i.e. for 6'4 surfboard you need a 6' leash. 

All leashes are 7mm thick, competition leashes which are lighter/thinner 5.5 mm. 

Pioneer Day Boardbags - Fits One Surfboard

All boardbags have +2 inches. Thus a 6'6 board fit's perfectly in a 6'6 boardbag. All Pioneer bags have expandable fin gussets, so you can keep your fins on your board in the bag—or you can roll with glass-on fins.

Pioneer Sizes:

All bags have interior pockets (fins, leash and wax), bags fit industry standards. 

Our 8'6, 9'6 and 10' bags have fin slots and round noses. 

Pioneer bags also have an exterior pocket and zip all the way to the nose.

Travel Bags - Fits Two Surfboards

All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Surfboard Travel Bag Pockets Fin Wax Leash

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Travel Bags with Wheels - Fits Two Surfboards

New in 2016 is the double travel bag with wheels. Sometimes you want a smaller bag with wheels, now you can have it. All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Wave Tribe Wheelie Surfboard Travel Bags

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Boardbag Material & Hardware - All Bags

Side A of the bag is made from a strong density Rugged Eco Hemp exterior which is one tough fiber and naturally built to last with high impact padding protection with Rebound Foam Dynamics including open-to-nose technology.

Side B is the reflective (rental-car-roof-side) made from Reflective Energy Shield for "Cooler Surfboard Safeguard" protecting your surfboard from the sun's harmful rays made from an alloy-steel mesh weave.

All Sides are guarded by our Japanese Never-Rust-or-Break Nickel Platted Zippers streamline zipper trails and our trademarked Easy Flow Zip System.