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Private surf lessons with a true local

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 22 reviews.Sayulita, Mexico

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Experience hosted by Chilo

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

First, we go over the basics on the beach. I will teach you the best techniques and practice. When you're ready, we paddle out and I stay with you and instruct you every step of the way. Whether the lesson is one-on-one or with a group of your friends and family, I will make sure everyone catches some waves. The whole point is to have fun!

Session photography upon request

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Surf Board + Leash
From $60
/ person
Sat, Oct 24
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person
Sun, Oct 25
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person
Mon, Oct 26
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person

Meet your host, Chilo

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 22 Reviews
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Born and raised right here on the beach in Sayulita, I know the surf break like its the back of my hand. I have been surfing this wave for almost 25 years. I know the water, the waves, the break and the reef better than anyone else. I have a college degree in scuba-diving technology, I am a certified lifeguard and a member of the ISA (International Surfing Association). I have also been competing as a professional long-boarded for years. But more than that, I guarantee to teach you everything I know about the town, the surf and the culture. It is my life goal and passion to share my knowledge about the beauty of surfing with anyone willing to learn. By the end, you can truly say that you've experienced the most magical town in Mexico, Sayulita with a true local.
Born and raised right here on the beach in Sayulita, I know the surf break like its the back of my hand. I have been surfing this wave for almost 25 years. I know the water, the waves, the break and the reef better than anyone else. I have a college degree in scuba-diving technology, I am a certified lifeguard and a member of the ISA (International Surfing Association). I have also been competing as a professional long-boarded for years. But more than that, I guarantee to teach you everything I…
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Where you'll be

We can choose to visit and surf a number of beaches around the area that all have amazing waves. The best waves can very depending on the swell, the wind, the weather etc. I encourage new surfers to complete their first lesson on the main beach and once you feel comfortable to move on, we can surf a different beach the next day. I track surfing conditions daily so I will let you know where the best spots are.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 22 reviews.

Sam
February 2020
Surfing with Chilo was great, he got me and both of my kids who'd never surfed before standing up for the whole wave. He also has a neighbor who is often available to take great quality photos of Chilo's students in the water which were great souvenirs. After the lesson we were comfortable enough that we could rent a board and keep surfing.
Surfing with Chilo was great, he got me and both of my kids who'd never surfed before standing up for the whole wave. He also has a neighbor who is often available to take great qu…
Reagan
January 2020
My time with Chilo was awesome! He has such great energy and is incredibly knowledgable about surfing. He gave me lots of great tips and helped me catch some great waves at two different breaks. I had a blast and would definitely recommend him for any level of surfing. I even got to meet his girlfriend and they both made me feel very welcome in Sayulita! Can't wait to go back!
My time with Chilo was awesome! He has such great energy and is incredibly knowledgable about surfing. He gave me lots of great tips and helped me catch some great waves at two dif…
Cherry
January 2020
Chilo was a great instructor. Both of us stood up on our first day. He explained everything very well and was very positive and encouraging. Would definitely recommend this lesson.
Carmen
January 2020
Chilo is an excellent instructor! My friend and I both got up on the board many times and had a blast. His methodology clearly works and has been demonstrated many times. I can’t wait to go surfing again because of the fun I had during this experience!
Chilo is an excellent instructor! My friend and I both got up on the board many times and had a blast. His methodology clearly works and has been demonstrated many times. I can’t w…
Nicole
January 2020
Chilo's surf lesson was such a fun experience! This was my first time taking a surf lesson and my friend and I had a blast! For beginners he'll help you by telling you when a wave is coming and pushing you off so you can focus on getting up on the board instead of paddling, and that's exactly what we were hoping for. Thanks again Chilo!
Chilo's surf lesson was such a fun experience! This was my first time taking a surf lesson and my friend and I had a blast! For beginners he'll help you by telling you when a wave…
Elliot
December 2019
This was my first time ever surfing and it was such a TREAT! After the fourth try I made it on a wave and was surfing standing up for the rest of the lesson! Chilo was super friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. He made us feel comfortable right from the beginning, and we had a great time with him in the water as he helped us and gave us great feedback. We paid a little extra for Diana (his girlfriend) to spend the entire time taking photos of us with her DSLR camera! Definitely a great value and great experience. Planning on exploring new beaches with Chilo and Diana for my next lesson!
This was my first time ever surfing and it was such a TREAT! After the fourth try I made it on a wave and was surfing standing up for the rest of the lesson! Chilo was super friend…

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Things to know

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 6 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

More tips

Please wear lots of sunscreen! Don't have a heavy meal before surfing. Have a light snack such as fruit. Drink lots of water during the day, a hydrated body makes the world of a difference.

What to bring

wear sunscreen

rash guards are a must! if you don't have one, let me know.