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


Welcoming Intimidating

Pretty mellow crew.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Can get busy at main spots.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Takes a precise swell to get good.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting


Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Pretty clean unless after a big rain.

Additional Information


Rocks on the inside, sea urchins, crowd.


Lots of parking everywhere.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard


Sand and rock

Best Season


Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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