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RE: Costa Azul- Nayarit« Reply #1 on: May 19 2007 20:05:00 »
Close to Costa Azul Adventure Resort, sits a left hand reef beach that can hold some size and gets hollow around low tide. Sayulita has a good wave reputation that has lead the place to turn into a "little" surf city. The reefs are mellow and ideally suit beginners and very mellow longboarders who don`t mind the BIG crowds.
August is the best month for surf in this area.
RE: Costa Azul- Nayarit« Reply #3 on: October 09 2007 00:10:00 »
San Pancho is a left about a ten minute walk down the beach. Very steep and fast, sometimes a quick makeable barrel but usually a closeout. Sayulita (15 minute drive south) is a Mexican Doheny -- a crowded longboard wave with lots of beginners and surf schools until it gets big. Don't go to Costa Azul for these waves, go for the points along Punta Mita accessible by boat -- the resort does a good job of getting you to them. These are shortboard waves. Costa Azul will take you to even better waves further north and further south (also shortboard waves), but they are a long drive away. Rooms, pool area and restaurant are nice and clean. Food is excellent.
RE: Costa Azul- Nayarit« Reply #4 on: April 05 2008 23:04:00 »
San Pancho Beach is mostly beach break. So if you get lucky, the river mouth at the south end will blow out to create a sandbar. which is longboardable sometimes.
Basically that area is not for long boards.
RE: Costa Azul- Nayarit« Reply #5 on: May 16 2008 22:05:00 »
in Summer, this area is a logistical nightmare. Pt. Mita has two killer breaks (rights), but these are set up to take advantage of north, Winter swells. In Summer, you'll need to drive a good two hours south every morning and leave really early to beat the traffic in Vallarta, or go pretty far to the north to avoid Pt. Mita blocking the waves that Salulita/San Francisco area will not get. By the time your trip is half-over you will be sick of the endless driving. Winter is another story but the surf all over this area only starts to work on bigger west swells.