I got in touch with Mazatlan Surf Center by email to ask about lessons for my two kids. Alistair responded quickly to all my questions.
65 U.S. dollars per hour. ( teaching my two kids )
Each class is two hours long.
Wet suits and rental boards included in the price.
pick up at our hotel and drive to the surf beach
expert/ hands on instruction
excellent beach to learn on.
I highly recommend that if you are interested in learning to surf, or to perfect your "pop-up"....that you get in touch with the shop and reserve a morning lesson (or two like we did )
Miguel was our expert and friendly instructor on both days. He picked us up at our hotel, right on time.... with surf boards hanging out of the trunk of his car. The beach of choice was the magnificent La Bruja out at Cerritos ( North end of Mazatlan by the Riu resort )
On both days there were perfect waves for beginners and advanced surfers. Great location, great waves and a sandy bottom...very nice all around.
Miguel is very attentive and supportive....after the dry land lessons, he will be in the water with you the whole time. Every victory is celebrated, and every wipeout is analyzed for improvement ( with a smile )
It's all very gentle, and the locals are just fine with newbies in their midst.
Hot sand and sun
Expert instruction by a passionate, nice guy
I can't imagine what you are waiting for!!
PS Mazatlan has shaken off it's reputation from a couple years ago. It is totally safe and tourist friendly. You can walk down any street, take the city bus, and dine wherever you choose. It's a very laid back and welcoming scene.
Just don't act anymore stupid there than you would at home...Don't be drowning yourself in tequila.
Excellent post surf meals and drinks at Lucky B's or Joe's Oyster Bar by the beach in the Gold Zone.
|Dry land instruction by Miguel of Mazatlan Surf Center|
|Balance and position|
|Class is in session|
|Miguel will teach you how to handle the waves|
|Who turned off the gravity button?|
|Knowledge, control, timing and lots of practice|
|Body boarder at La Bruja|
|Local guy doing body board acrobatics at La Bruja, Mazatlan|
|High speed body board run at La Bruja, Mazatlan|
|Notice the tents for the surf contest up there on the right|
|Surf lesson success|
|expert and passionate guidance from Miguel of Mazatlan Surf Center.|
|The best classroom in the world|
|Local guy stirring it up at the deep end of the pool|
|The action at La Bruja, Mazatlan|
|Body boarder and surfer action at La Bruja, Mazatlan|
|There is only one wall at surf school, and Miguel will teach you how to deal with it.|
|On to bigger waves|
|The perfect Mexican beach experience|