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to Carol about surfing in Mazatlan« on: February 15 2005 00:02:00 »
there are maybe ten or twenty breaks to the north of town all the way to El Tambor (directly to the east of Culiacan), and also to the south of Mazatlan. go to eastpacsurf.com for local guides or explore with a boat. Much of the terrain is impassable due to marshes, estuaries and mud when the hurricane surf slams in. Good luck.
RE: Surf In Mazatlan« Reply #1 on: February 22 2005 02:02:00 »
Wow, I am glad I found this site. I was in Mazatlan for the first time this past August...didn't know much about where to go...took a look at Playa Brujas and didn't look bad. Couple questions to people who have been there: 1) is it better to bring your board with you or are there good surf shops in the area where you can rent?? 2) how local does it get down there?--never surfed outside the states other than Taiwan.
I will be in Maz end of June...any info, insight would be great.
RE: Surf In Mazatlan« Reply #2 on: February 22 2005 02:02:00 »
p.s. on that last post...I am generally looking for longboard waves...
RE: Surf In Mazatlan« Reply #5 on: March 14 2005 09:03:00 »
Hey there, I go to mazatlan every winter for surf. Check out a spot bhind the night club valentinos. There are rocks there. So be careful. If you want just a casual beach check out the broohah beach. Not usually crowded and a pretty decent swell there.
RE: Surf In Mazatlan« Reply #6 on: March 30 2005 11:03:00 »
Hi! I've surfed Mexico a few times (Burros, Sayulita, Punta Mita...) and never surf Mazatlan before. I'll be there in a few weeks for a business trip, could you give me some easily accessible great surfing spot in the area?
RE: Surf In Mazatlan« Reply #7 on: March 31 2005 11:03:00 »
surfing in sonora can only be done with the help of a looming hurrican in the sea of cortez near the tip of Baja. otherwise your just wasting your time.
the closest break with surf to the state of Sonora is located just to the east of Culiacan.
it is called El Tambor. It is a powerful left point that fires on a good south or hurricane swell.
RE: Surf In Mazatlan« Reply #8 on: March 31 2005 15:03:00 »
I just got back from Mazatlan this past weekend. I was there March 25-28, and found Playa Brujas to have some pretty good waves. Course I'm a beginner and don't know much.
There was a guy renting surf boards for 10 bucks right on the beach. I stayed at the Oceano Palace on Camino Sabalos and took one of the cheap buses up there sunday evening for 8 pesos.
Only one or 2 other surfers, and pretty windy, but I caught one good ride. Wish I had found it saturday so i could've gone more.
Also there is at least one surf shop in Mazatlan that rents boards on the strip down by Mister Tony's and Senor Frog's etc, across from the Budget and Alamo rental car shops.
You'd need a car if you rented from them though. Don't think you'd want to take a board on the bus!
Have a good one!
RE: Surf In Mazatlan« Reply #9 on: March 31 2005 19:03:00 »
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