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Ultimate Surf Experience with a Local

Tulum, Mexico

Experience hosted by Sian

90 minsHosted in English, German, and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE SURFING, whether it's your first time trying surfing or you are trying to advance your skills.
We will meet at my Watersportcenter at Papaya Playa Project, where you are welcomed with a fresh coconut to get your energy levels up. The first 30 minutes of the experience will include a pre-lesson warm up. There you’ll learn about ocean safety, waves, paddling, surf etiquette, turning on the wave and how to pop-up onto the surfboard. After warming up we’ll head out to one of the most beautiful private beaches where we spend a good 1 hours catching waves, fine tuning our technique on the board and learning how to best catch our own waves. Depending how quick you learn I may also teach you how to do some new maneuvers and moves on the waves. Our instructors are ocean-certified lifeguards and professional surf instructors, who are experts and enthusiasts, providing you with the best conditions, using the best equipment, and in the most fun way. After catching waves we will re-energize on the private beach, where I’ll share some of the best local tips about life in Tulum.
OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE SURFING, whether it's your first time trying surfing or you are trying to advance your skills.
We will meet at my Watersportcenter at Papaya Playa Project, where you are welcomed with a fresh coconut to get your energy levels up. The first 30 minutes of the experience will include a pre-lesson warm up. There you’ll learn about ocean safety, waves, paddling, surf etiquette, turning on the w…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Equipment: full surfing equipment

Meet your host, Sian

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 24 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hey! I’m Sian and I love sports. I grew up in Tulum and have been a surfing and kite surfing instructor for over 9 years. All my life I have been an athlete and gotten to utilize the natural surroundings of Tulum to focus on extreme sports. Sharing my passion for a healthy and purposeful lifestyle with others excites me, which is why I have started “SianKite” on the beautiful beaches of Papaya Playa in Tulum around 7 years ago. I like to bring the spirit of watersports closer to people and spread my love for it around the world. Your surfing experience can be held in English, Spanish or German.
Hey! I’m Sian and I love sports. I grew up in Tulum and have been a surfing and kite surfing instructor for over 9 years. All my life I have been an athlete and gotten to utilize the natural surroundings of Tulum to focus on extreme sports. Sharing my passion for a healthy and purposeful lifestyle with others excites me, which is why I have started “SianKite” on the beautiful beaches of Papaya Playa in Tulum around 7 years ago. I like to bring the spirit of watersports closer to people and sprea…
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Where you'll be

We will meet at my Watersportcenter what i build by my own 8 years ago at the private Beach Papaya Playa Project.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 24 reviews.

Eric
January 2021
Great time learning to surf! I was able to get up a few times on my own, the first time I’ve been able to do it!
Egle
January 2021
Whilst it was a good experience, there’s definitely room for improvement. I turned up just before the class and the guys were confused, it felt like either they forgot or weren’t informed that there’s a booking made on Airbnb. I’ve never surfed before and wasn’t really told how and when to do it until a lot later in the class when I asked lots of questions. None of the basics (e.g. difference riding green vs blue waves) were covered either. The experience was more like joining the locals on their day out rather than an organised class with good intro and then practice
Whilst it was a good experience, there’s definitely room for improvement. I turned up just before the class and the guys were confused, it felt like either they forgot or weren’t i…
Brian
January 2021
Great instructor! Laid back, chill, and extremely knowledgeable. Not only am I going to use them again the next time I go, I’m going to recommend them to all my friends!
Lauren
December 2020
Amazing experience. Sian is an exceptional surfer. I have had other surfing lessons before and Sian gave me tons of new tips. I wish I would have brought a paddle with me because paddling out kicked our butts until we got the hang of it. If you ever wanted to get a surfing lesson sign up with Sian.
Amazing experience. Sian is an exceptional surfer. I have had other surfing lessons before and Sian gave me tons of new tips. I wish I would have brought a paddle with me becaus…
Bruce
March 2020
Sian is a fun and knowledgeable guy, who is very attentive, but can also just enjoy the moment and have fun. I really enjoyed his location and the personal touch he brings to the whole experience. He definitely made sure we had a memorable experience.
Sian is a fun and knowledgeable guy, who is very attentive, but can also just enjoy the moment and have fun. I really enjoyed his location and the personal touch he brings to the w…
Natalie
March 2020
Sian is a great instructor and really passionate about surfing, fitness, and water sports. We meet up with him at the Papaya Project and he was quick to make us feel welcome and tell us about his shop and the community. He went over the basics with us carefully and answered all of our newbie questions. He then took us out of the water for the most amazing experience. We each got to stand up at least once and we definitely can't wait to try surfing again. If you are on the fence about this experience just go for it. Sian makes it a wonderful experience and you won't regret it.
Sian is a great instructor and really passionate about surfing, fitness, and water sports. We meet up with him at the Papaya Project and he was quick to make us feel welcome and te…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

sun block