El Punto Surf School

Calle Gaviotas Sur #11 2,364 Visitors 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Professional Private/Group Classes For All Ages
  • Customized Coaching For All Levels of Ability
  • Fishing & Surfing Trips in Bahia de Banderas
  • Certified and Bilingual Instructors
  • Surf, Stand Up Paddle, and Boogie Board Rentals
  • 2nd Place Winner at The ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship 2022 Panama

El Punto Surf School in Sayulita will teach you surfing and SUP paddle boarding while making sure you are having a great time! Our School was created by a professional Paddle Boarder and Surfer Felipe Lorenzo Rodriguez who is experienced in teaching people from all over the world to surf on our beautiful Sayulita waves. Felipe (AKA Pipe) Recently participated in Isa The ISA World Sup and Paddleboard Championship 2022 Panama and won 2nd place, bringing Mexico a lot of pride.

At El Punto, in addition to lessons, we also provide lots of other activities in the local Sayulita area. We know how fortunate we are to live here in Sayulita and want to share the fun and exciting adventures with you!

Fishing, snorkeling & Surf trips

Boat trips- (Max of 5 people) $300USD
You can choose between a snorkeling boat trip or a fishing trip.
We will head out on a “panga”, the classic boat that all the fisherman use. We usually leave by 8 am to have calm seas and an abundance of fish. It's usually a 20-30 minute boat ride south to Punta Mita or 20 minutes north towards La Penita.

Fish Catch possibilities around our bay: 

  • Mahi-Mahi(Dorado) can get over 80 lbs

  • Pacific Sailfish - they get big (200+ lbs.)

  • Roosterfish can grow to well over 100 lbs

  • Pargo(Big Cubera Snapper)

  • Pacific Sailfish gets big (200+ lbs.)

  • Wahoo - these speedsters can hit your bait doing over 50 mph!

  • Blue and Black Marlin

  • Giant Yellowfin Tuna

  • Broadbill Swordfish

  • Snook/Robalo -  Snook is one of the most prized game fish - Amber Jack.

Surfing trips-$75USD per person (ask for more pricing)
A surf trip by boat to Punta Mita is only 20 minute ride and you will have a choice of many spots depending on tide, wind, and swell. Chrystal clear waters and mostly uncrowned it is worth the experience. Our surf instructors will accompany you on the surf journey on a private beach. Surf trips can be made also to nearby beaches (upon request). Trips include surfboards, a rash guard to protect your skin (also used for SPF) drinks, and snacks, and most importantly great energy and instructors.


La Lancha- reachable by boat or land is a beautiful white sand beach with a right and left breaking and every day plenty of waves. This is the perfect spot for beginners or intermediate levels.

La Bahia- reachable by boat only, rights and lefts all levels depending on swell.

El Anclotebest reached by land is also called the Mexican Malibu with its long right-handers' breaking. Great for all levels and especially enjoyed on a longboard.

Burros- another beautiful beach about 20 minutes drive and a short walk through the lush jungle, with perfect rights and lefts breaking, best at least at an intermediate level.

El Faro- best reached by boat, most incredible right-hander for intermediate to advanced level. When breaking an unforgettable spot.

​Why Choose El Punto Surf School

  • Each Surf or Stand Up Paddle lesson is 1.5 hours long with more than an hour of extra time to use your board and to practice your new skills.

  • Lesson prices include ALL the necessary equipment to assure safety & fun

  • You can choose from a mixed age group, kids & children's groups, private and family lessons, team building "ocean" parties, and other celebrations

  • We can also arrange other activities and help you with making your time in Sayulita something unforgettable

  • All of our instructors are certified, very familiar with local waves, and bilingual or tri-lingual! (Ask for more languages) 

For inquiries or bookings please use the contact form/WhatsApp message

  • Certified
  • Daily Specials
  • Group/Private Classes
  • Kid Friendly
  • Local Discounts
  • Lockers
  • Out-of-Area Service
  • Reserve Online/Phone
  • Transportation
  • Language
    • English
    • Spanish
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Gracias Platano & Pipe
First time surfing with my family. Our daughter had a fun experience with her instructor, he was calm and very helpful. My husband and I had a great time and so much fun with Platano. We had a lovely instructions guide, reminders to just breathe and wait for the wave and lots of laughter and happiness on each eave we caught or when we fell. We felt perfectly taken care of.
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Experienced: June, 2022
Great school!
My girlfriend is a nice surfer, but her style wasn’t too easy to catch on - so we went to El Punto and got scheduled a class with Hugo (aka banana). Trust me when I say that even if for some strange reason you don’t get any wave (he will get you up) you will find the day soo rewarding and nice, you will have a deeper appreciation for the ocean and surfing.

Hugo is the funniest and friendliest human I have ever met. I highly recommend him if you need surf lessons!
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Experienced: March, 2022
Awesome teachers & fun surfing
Experienced local surf pros for all surfing levels. They have a lot of knowledge and know this ocean by heart Had a great time with El Punto Surf School !
highly recommended !!!!
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Experienced: February, 2022
Great surf school at a reasonable price
Pipe was terrific. Really interested in helping our family, all beginners, learn how to surf. Kids loved it.
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Experienced: July, 2017
Pipe is THE best!
One of the most friendly, reliable and skilled paddle-border and surfer I ever met.
Highly recommended!
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Experienced: March, 2017
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Felipe Rodriguez Lorenzo, born & raised in Sayulita is the national champion of SUP Mexico four consecutive years now! His great achievements include also ISA World Championship Peru 2012, Isa World Championship Panama 2022 he won 2nd place - long distance race 22km top 10 & Technical Race 4.5km top 7, World Championship Sayulita top 8 sup surf & Technical race top 9, World Championship Fiji 2017 - sup surf top 8.