Great option for beginners and experienced surfers alike
Sep 2, 2010
We recently went surfing with the Mictlan Surf School on a trip to Punta Mita, Mexico and had a great time. The "surf school" is located near the Punta de Mita (Punta Mita) marina, which is a tiny little marina packed full of pangas (a panga is a small fishing boat). There are a couple of surf schools to choose from in this small town (there was at least one directly across the Mictlan surf school). Even though there are other operators to choose from, I would definitely give these guys my business if I return to the area. They were personable, had a good selection of boards and equipment (rash guards, wet suits, etc), and have pangas available to rent if you want to be dropped off at a break. We rented a panga two straight days and surfed a surf spot called La Lancha both days we went out. Even though we surfed the same spot, our guide and captain took us to several other spots for us to take a look and they were more than accomodating when we asked them to drive us around.
On one of the days, some of our family members took a lesson. I wasn't up close and personal for the actual teaching session, but when the beginners were out in the water, they each had an instructor there to help get them to the right spot and push them into the waves if needed.
Overall, a nice little operation and a great day.
For those of you who want to save money, you don't have to rent a panga but can rent a board from Mictlan surf school and drive, then hike to some of the surf breaks in the area, however, if you have the money or several surfers in your group to split up the cost, the panga is the way to go. There's nothing like getting dropped off right outside a surf break and you can't beat the boat ride to and from your surf session. Good times for sure.
these guys were great. We used them 2 days on a recent trip to Punta Mita. Day one we had 16 people in our group so we took out two pangas (boats) and went over to La Lancha. The experienced surfers jumped out of the boat and paddled over to the break, while the beginners and the viewers/beach goers went into the beach. The kids that were doing the lessons were all good surfers, but i think they really wanted to surf rather than teach. … more