Costeño Surf School in Sayulita

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  • Private surf lessons for all levels
  • Small and large group lessons
  • Instructors are professional surfers
  • Surf Camps
  • Surf Trips
  • Surfboard, SUP & Boogie boards rental

Costeño Surf School in Sayulita was established in 2010 by Adrian "Gato" Rodriguez - a local waterman and surf pro. The surf school is located on the main Sayulita beach right in front of the famous El Costeño Restaurant. 

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Our Sayulita Surf school, as well as surfing, is for everyone! No matter if you have never tried surfing, or you just want to get better at duck diving or cutbacks, we cater our lessons to all levels. We guarantee that you will have fun in the safe learning environment and you will stand up and catch your waves.

Our professional and bilingual team includes:

  • Adrian, "El Gato” Founder of Costeno surf Sayulita started surfing at a young age. He has always had a strong connection with nature and especially with the ocean.

    I was lucky enough to grow up in Sayulita surrounded by good people that taught me how to surf, how to meditate and do yoga, how to do fishing, how to catch lobsters, and octopus  & how to do spearfishing! I started Surfing and competing at a young age and continue to compete these days.

    During my career, I’ve competed and won in different international surf competitions….SPONSORED by international company Vans Mexico, living my dream as a professional Surfer 
    Traveling and surfing all over Latin America representing Mexico in the ISA world championships multiple times.

    I’ve surfed all over Mexico from north to south of the country getting as much experience and knowledge so I can fulfill one of my dreams of having my own Surfschool. I always had the dream of having my Surfschool!
    Working at different surf schools back in the days .

    Each of them had their teaching methods!..thinking they were doing it just for the money and not because they wanted people to learn how to catch and ride their waves.
    So I thought that the best solution was to own my Surfschool and be able to share the philosophy and passion  I have for life and surfing! 

    Now In days thank God and to you who decide to learn to surf with @costenosurfsayulita,  I’m living my dream of sharing my passion, surf techniques, and experiences."

  • Brisa: Is one of the best surfer girl in Mexico ..she’s ready to take your surfing to the next level !“I’ve been surfing for along time, Collecting experiences and knowledge to share with you the passion a have for surfing.
    If you’re a girl and want to learn to surf BUT you don’t feel Confortable learning with a male instructor …don’t worry! We have the best opción for you. Book and discover the experience!

We offer Surf Lessons, Board rentals, Surf Camps, and Surf Trips.

Available for private and group lessons from a few too many people, families, or friends.

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  • Group/Private Classes
  • Kid Friendly
  • Local Discounts
  • Out-of-Area Service
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  • Language
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
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Surf Camp
Adrian and his crew are the best, we just returned from the area after 7 days of surfing. We have taken many surf lessons over the years but we finally started to "learn" how to surf on this trip. This is all thanks to Adrian's patience and instruction. I am already planning a return trip. Thank you, Ryan, Tanner, Taylor and Stacy
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Experienced: February, 2024
Highly recommend El Gato!
Adrian and Brisa are the best! Our group of 6 had the best day learning to surf. Everyone is hooked and we will go back home still mentally surfing in Sayulita. Thank you for making this a great experience!
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Experienced: December, 2023
Learned how to surf (age 66). Great instructor.
I was a beginner surfer (age 66) and took lessons for a few days. Gato gave great onshore instruction and then paddled out with me and again gave great assistance and instruction catching my first waves. Learned a lot and looking forward to working with him again. Highly recommend.
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Experienced: December, 2023
Unbelievably fun 5 days!
I spent 5 amazing days learning to surf from Adrian. I have tried to surf multiple times before without much success. Adrian had me up on my first day and it just kept getting better and better each subsequent day. I had so much fun I am going to go back again for 3 more days in two weeks. Can't wait!
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Experienced: November, 2023
Gato is Great!
My 11-year-old son and I took lessons with Gato for 3 days and it was AWESOME! Neither of us had surfed before, and within minutes we were both riding waves to the shore. Gato is very patient, especially with people like me who keep doing the same things over and over no matter how many times he explains what I'm doing wrong :).

"Mentally surfing in Sayulita" is not just a slogan, I found myself laying in bed visualizing all the steps he taught me: "Feet together... arch your back... paddle paddle paddle... get up!" And now that I'm home I'm still visualizing it! We're already making plans to come back with my wife and other son to go on a surf trip with Gato.

We HIGHLY recommend Gato and Costeno Surf School! Be sure to ask him to show you some of his surfing videos... they're amazing!
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Experienced: July, 2023
So fun, great teacher!
Gato was a great teacher and we had a lot of fun trying surfing for the first time. He made it approachable for all levels. A must if you are in Sayulita.
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Experienced: March, 2023
Amazing surf coaching!
Adrian is a great surf coach for all levels. We surfed at Sayulita and La Lancha, and learned so much. Adrian has a great attitude and teaching style and helps you feel confident in the water. Definitely recommend taking a lesson or more with him!
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Experienced: May, 2022
El Gato the surf Pro will make you a surfer!
Our surf lesson experience with Adrian “El Gato” was one of the best things about our family trip to Sayulita. First time surfer mom and second time surfer pre teen. El Gato was thorough, patient and highly skilled in both surfing and teaching surfing to all ages. Can’t recommend highly enough. Going with Costeño for surf lessons is a must. Adrian is the owner and instructor in addition to being a highly skilled surf pro. He can get anyone at any skill level out there catching waves.
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Experienced: June, 2021
Best Surf School in Sayulita
I’m a beginner surfer from San Diego, CA & Gato totally adapted to my skill set. I’ve only ridden foam boards but wanted to give fiberglass a try. With Gato’s help I was catching waves on a fiberglass within the first 10 minutes in the water. He also had great suggestions to tweak my technique. I will definitely be visiting Gato again & recommend him to family & friends!
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Experienced: May, 2021
Gato (aka Adrian) is the BEST!!
You will rarely find a more genuine, passionate, friendly and deeply caring guy as Gato. He exudes pure, unadulterated enthusiasm for surfing. He cares more about helping you to learn the sport of surfing -- and to LOVE IT -- than taking your money. Everyone simply loves Gato for these virtues...and his humility in spite of his world-class championship stature -- well deserved!
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Experienced: May, 2021
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Adrian in Sayulita Mexico
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Adrian, "El Gato”, owner of Costeño Surf School and local PRO started surfing at a young age in Sayulita. He has always had a strong connection with nature and with the ocean. His three favorite things to do are surfing, fishing, and diving.