The state of Oaxaca is Mexico’s surfing capital. Rugged shores, exotic beaches and great waves welcome surfers all year round. Whilst the coast is renowned for some of the largest waves in the world, surf camps offer beginner surfers the opportunity to experience Oaxaca’s surf scene, under the guidance of experienced surfers.
A wide range of surf camps are found in the port city Salina Cruz and surf hotspot Puerto Escondido. Surf camps and instructors highlight the best, and safest, locations on the coast for those with less experience, giving you that extra bit of confidence you need when starting out. Below we’ve selected three of the best surf camps in Oaxaca, taking into account past reviews, experience level and price.
Experiencia Puerto Escondido
From $105/ per person
Experiencia Puerto Escondido offers a variety of surf camps that allow guests to combine surfing with another activity: learn Spanish, practise yoga or both! These surf experiences vary in length from between four to 15 days, with the opportunity to take part in additional activities such as volunteer programs, tours, and excursions! Experience surf instructors lead these surf classes, which typically last two hours. In addition to your surf, Spanish and yoga classes, airport transfers and accommodation are included in the price. The surf camp has its own resort that offers both private rooms and a shared dorm.
Mareño Surf Camp
From $100/ per person
Mareño Surf Camp offers flexible camps in the surf paradise of Salina Cruz. Surf lessons are flexible, with the schedule depending on participants requests and weather conditions. You can select two surf sessions a day, one early after breakfast and the other finishing at nightfall, or a nine-hour all-in-one session. This surf retreat is hosted by knowledge and friendly locals, who know the area well and will introduce guests to all the coast’s hidden surf spots. Rates include all services: transportation, guide, and accommodation with breakfast, with airport transport and surf photography available at an additional cost.
B Surfer School
From $1000/ per person
This fun surf camp is ideal for beginner or intermediate level surfers. B Surfer School’s retreats take place over seven days, 15 days or four weeks; throughout December, January and February. The surf camps are hosted at either the fantastic surf spot of La Punta de Zicatela or on a surfing island a short boat ride from the mainland. These are beautiful locations, filled with nature: mangroves, exotic birds and sandy beaches. Surf experiences are packed and include all surf lessons given by certified instructors, and private accommodation, as well as additional extras that vary depending on your package.