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Mexico: La Saladita or Sayulita?« on: November 12 2006 01:11:00 »
Two beginner surfers (30's) looking for a mellow place and wave to work on our pop up in February. We would like to avoid crowds, large resorts, and springbreakers. any suggestions?
RE: Mexico: La Saladita or Sayulita?« Reply #1 on: November 12 2006 10:11:00 »
I'd suggest heading to Punta Mita... it's much less crowded than Sayulita. In February the waves can get pretty big, but when all the popular breaks around there have waves that are over-head, there's a spot that's practically right in front of the restaurants on the beach that the locals call Mexican Malibu. When that break is working, it's great for beginners.
RE: Mexico: La Saladita or Sayulita?« Reply #2 on: November 12 2006 14:11:00 »
thanks! anything else to say about punta mita?
RE: Mexico: La Saladita or Sayulita?« Reply #3 on: November 15 2006 12:11:00 »
Lots! I spend a lot of time in Mita, so feel free to email me if you have any questions. karyna416[at]hotmail[dot]com
I'd reccomend rentals/lessons/boat trips with Accion Tropical, who are located across the street from the beach restaurants... look for the skate ramp on the street, you can't miss it. Ask for "Black Bear" (Oso Negro in Spanish)... he's an excellent teacher and speaks English exceptionally well. Oso will give you reliable local advice. Ask him to give you advice on where to catch the "Mexican Malibu" waves... a lot of the time I see tourists out there who don't paddle out to the right spot or don't know where the shallow areas are.
RE: Mexico: La Saladita or Sayulita?« Reply #4 on: November 15 2006 13:11:00 »
There's some great surf around mazatlan. I was there for school a couple years ago. i used a surf spot guide from "surfmapsmexico.com". it was only like six bucks and super informative.
RE: Mexico: La Saladita or Sayulita?« Reply #5 on: November 29 2006 17:11:00 »
saladita by far ..........theres more than one spot arround cheap rentals great surf
RE: Mexico: La Saladita or Sayulita?« Reply #6 on: January 24 2007 21:01:00 »
La Saladita is a brilliant wave for both long and shortboarding. However, I don't think you'll find 'uncrowded' conditions. I guess it would depend on swell and time. Having said that, one of the best waves in the world. A long, long, long left. Good luck.
RE: Mexico: La Saladita or Sayulita?« Reply #7 on: January 24 2007 23:01:00 »
I remember surfing Saladita three years ago end of August and it was very, very nice. A little over head high and just nice left walls peeling the length comparable to surfing 3rd point Malibu all the way to the pier. Very fun. Recommend it. Although there was a bit of a crowd with a few novice's in the water. But all in all, very good vibe.
RE: Mexico: La Saladita or Sayulita?« Reply #8 on: May 12 2007 01:05:00 »
i stayed at the Palladium Vallarta when i was in mexico in december, RIght in front of the resort was Burros, it was flat for maybe a day out of the week, and it only gets crowded in the evening when the waves are small for beginners. Sayulita was the highlight of our trip, it was the first day it was on, and the waves were awesome. both rights and lefts. its completely relaxed there. NIce little surfing town. we will be going back and searching the othere spots around there soon. good luck with you trip
Mexico: La Saladita or the ranch« Reply #9 on: May 29 2007 22:05:00 »
its mike at letsgosurfing.co.nz NEED A guide? Spots are hard to find!!I WILL HOOK YOU UP WITH alberto"waikiki" A LOCAL surf guide in that area!! He will take you to all the surf spots as long as you have a car!! pretty cheap give him $40.00 per day he will be stoked!! call me 949-463-6256 or e-mail