About Sayulita

Sayulita's broad, sandy beach faces slightly north of west, and the headland beyond -- called Punta Sayulita -- swings to true north, thus absorbing much of the spring and summer S swell that graces points farther south and north on the Mainland Mexican coast. It's not world-class, nevertheless, a fun lefthander can be found breaking just off the beach on the north end of town, offering up clean, sectiony lines that are fun for longboarders and occasionally worthwhile for shortboarders (when a N-W or W swell shows up). The righthander in the middle of town is the main attraction, a mix of sand and rock delivering a shifty longboard wave most days that occasionally gets high performance on a solid swell.

Source: Sayulita Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Pretty mellow crew.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Can get busy at main spots.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Takes a precise swell to get good.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Manageable.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Pretty clean unless after a big rain.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rocks on the inside, sea urchins, crowd.

Access

Lots of parking everywhere.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard

Seabed

Sand and rock

Best Season

January-December

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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