It is bounded to the south by the United States; further to the west and north by the Pacific Ocean; south-east by Guatemala, Belize, the Caribbean Sea, and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico, just to name a few. Mexico is one of the most populated countries in the Western Hemisphere, which has a very diverse geography, with its rich coastal areas, subtropical mountains, and humid tropical climate.
The country’s south-western coast features some excellent breaks along the Pacific Ocean. Baja California, Mexico’s second largest resort area, offers breaks on some of the best surfing beaches in the world. There are also breaks located further north along the Gulf of Mexico near the town of Puerto Vallarta, offering waves up to 60 feet high. Baja California offers some of the best breaks in Mexico and is consistently ranked among the top 10 surfing destinations in the world.
The Baja Peninsula
Off the southwestern part of the country, in the Baja peninsula is another popular surfing destination. Marlin, one of the world’s most difficult surfers, rests along the eastern coast of the peninsula. Los Molinos, situated on the Gulf of Mexico near Playa del Carmen, is another well-known surfing spot with break lengths up to six miles long.
Further south along Mexico’s southern coast, in Acapulco, is yet another well-known surfing destination. The main beach here, Acapulco Beach, is home to some of the best breaks on the western side of the country. There are several small beaches and reefs that offer great surf for beginners who have yet to master big surf breaks. Acapulco offers many other water sports as well including snorkeling and kayaking.
The Cabo San Lucas, or “Cabo” for short, is Mexico’s largest surfing city. Located on the southwest coast of the country, Cabo has consistently ranked among the best surfing destinations in the world. Surfing competitions occur regularly, both amateur and professional, making Cabo a popular destination for surfers of all levels.
Cabo San Lucas is the perfect place to get away from the larger cities, with pristine beaches and natural beauty to rival any other coast. The majority of surfers are drawn to this area of Mexico because of the incredible wave action.
Punta Umbria sits just south of Panama on the east side of the Canal. Off the coast of the island, there are many break locations where surfers can find ideal conditions for their skill level. These breaks include La Barra, located on the north end of the island; Rambla de Benijo on the west side; and positions offshore near Playa Blanca. There are also stretches of offshore breaks near Playa Dorada and Punta Umbria, providing ample opportunity for beginners to learn the sport. Windsurfers can find windsurfing trips to be fun and exciting, as well as providing a great workout for those who are an avid athlete.
The south of Mexico is also a great place for beginning surfers to try out new waves. There are many beaches located in Tulum, en route to Acapulco and Vera Laguna. Located on the southwest coast of Mexico, Tulum offers surfboard rentals at many of its beaches. Further south, Bahia Honda and Granada offer equally beautiful breaks in addition to surfboard rentals.
In addition to these, there are many other beaches throughout the country that offer great surfing conditions for surfers of all skill levels. Some of the most popular surf breaks in Mexico include Playa Dorada, which features a reef that is covered in black sand. Bahia Honda, located on the Yucatan Peninsula, is known for its large and impressive breaks. Granada, with its subtropical climate, is also a good choice for surfers who wish to practice windsurfing, kiteboarding, or snorkeling. These and other surfing spots in Mexico have made it a favorite among tourists and local surfers, and more are likely to be discovered in the future.