Stalla Surf Center in Sayulita

Calle Gaviotas Sur 12, 63734 Sayulita, Nay. 12,080 Visitors 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Certified Surf Instructor
  • 20 Years of Teaching Experience
  • Pool, Showers, Bathrooms and Towels For our Clients
  • Photos and Video Reviews
  • Lockers
  • World Champion Head Coach

Stalla Surf Center in Sayulita is partnered up with Selina Hotel giving it the best infrastructure. Our school has a palapa and pool to do part of the surf lesson before going to the ocean to catch the waves and allowing our clients to enjoy a shower and pool swim after the lesson. We focus on good service and equipment, offering surfboard and paddle board rentals, surf trips, SUP tours, and beginner, intermedium, and advanced Surf lessons. 

Stalla Surf Center's owner, Fernando Stalla, is an 8-time National Champion in SUP surfing, Prone Racing, and SUP racing and 2 time World Champion in SUP Racing. He not only understands passion but also has managed to merge this passion with his work and his lifestyle. Fernando now wants to help others find their passion in Surfing and Stand Up Paddleboarding.

Haven’t tried surfing yet? Well, you’re in the right place! The soft and perfect waves of Sayulita make this magical town an idyllic spot to get started. Come with us and have your first experience riding waves in the most fun and safe way with certified surf instructors.

Surf awareness, safety, and self-rescue skills-

  • Understand the surf environment
  • Types of waves and their dangers
  • Identify rips and how to get out of them
  • Understand beach information and warning signs
  • Identify surf hazards and how to avoid them
  • Methods to negotiate through the surf
  • Methods to come in from the surf

Wanna improve your performance? Take your surfing skills to the next level! With our level system, our teaching methodology, and our coaches, a progression in your surfing is guaranteed. Planning, action, and video analysis are the key here.

Intermediate Surf Lessons
Board control and intermediate-level surfing maneuvers (top and bottom turns, cut-backs and re-entries on forehand and backhand)

  • Assess surfing conditions-weather, swell, tides, wind direction, speed
  • Identify how to read waves by understanding different water conditions, wave types,
  • Identify 5 different types of surf breaks
  • Select a surfing location for the intermediate surfer
  • Choose a suitable place for entering and exiting the water at different surf breaks
  • Identify and use the different types of rips 
  • Negotiate broken and unbroken waves using the duck dive
  • Identify the correct paddling-out protocol
  • Choose the correct waves to ride,
  • Identify the correct take-off position.
  • Correctly ride the wave by understanding how body weight and speed affect surfing
  • Identify how to turn your board
  • Identify methods to get off the wave
  • How to wipe out safely at the intermediate level

Advanced Surf Lessons
Control the surfboard and link advanced-level surfing maneuvers in the critical part of the wave

  • Predict surf conditions at different surf breaks taking weather, tide, and land formations into consideration
  • Identify hazards in surfing at the advanced level
  • Select a surfing location for the advanced surfer
  • Negotiate advanced-level waves
  • Identify different types of take-offs

Stalla Surf Center in Sayulita takes you on an amazing surf trip to the best point breaks of the Riviera Nayarit. Our guide will make sure you find the best wave for your Surf-level.

Wanna have fun? Rent a soft top surfboard! The extra flotation of these boards will make things much easier and the material will reduce any possibility of injuring yourself and the people around you. Remember, it’s all about fun! We also carry a large variety of fiberglass boards of all sizes and levels.

Rent or take a tour on a stand-up paddle and enjoy the view of our coasts from a different angle and discover hidden beaches where you can cliff jump. Nothing like watching the sunset with your friends from the board with only the Pacific around you and the amazing landscapes that the Riviera of Nayarit offers

The Aquaman Experience is a program put together by Fernando Stalla professional Waterman and world champion Stand up paddler. Where you will try different paddling sports and underwater workouts with Fernando Stalla himself.

Sayulita Prices

  • $1500 MXN Private
  • $1100 MXN 2 people
  • $900 MXN Group 3+

Punta de Mita Prices (including transportation)

  • $1900 MXN Private
  • $1100 MXN Group


  • 1.5 hours of instruction.
  • Surfboard for lesson
  • Rashguard
  • Locker

Kids & adults Surf Camp
We offer some Surf Camp packages where you can learn and improve your surfing while you
are in Sayulita. We have some specifically designed camps to suit every level from beginners
to advanced.

Soft boards, fiberglass, epoxy - all sizes and shapes! 
Rent per hour / half-day / 24 hours/week/month starting at $100 pesos x hour

Ask about Surf trips and Multi-day lesson packages
Please use the contact form for inquiries or to make a reservation

  • Certified
  • Changing Rooms
  • Credit Cards
  • Daily Specials
  • Group/Private Classes
  • In-Home Service
  • Insured
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lockers
  • Out-of-Area Service
  • Reserve Online/Phone
  • Tv/Sports
  • Wi-Fi
  • Language
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
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Convenient Testing!
This service is so worth it! They came to our hotel and administered the tests.. we didn't have to go in search of a location. Got it done quick and easy!
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Experienced: August, 2021
Get your test here!
Great service! Needed a quick Covid test before my flight and these guys rushed to my service! They provide a clean and professional Covid test straight to your home, you get the results same day, and the price is definitely worth it all! I 100% recommend! Thank you Fernando!
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Experienced: June, 2021
Au top
Super service ! En plus ils parlent francais ! Je recommande à 100%
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Experienced: March, 2021
Great service. I love this guys!!!
The best home service in the area.
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Experienced: March, 2021
The best COVID testing in Sayulita
Fernando and Christian made our COVID testing a quick and painless process! They were very professional, informative and I would highly recommend them to any traveler in need of a rapid COVID test. Muchas gracias!!
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Experienced: March, 2021
Great service, Fernando and Christian speak good English and very quick !
They gave me a COVID test and gave me a good deal.
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Experienced: March, 2021
Christian and Fernando came to the house, they speak English, French and Spanish. They are very professional, friendly and know what they are doing. They explain very well the process and are gentle.
It’s was painless and worth it.
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Experienced: March, 2021
Fernando & Christian came right to the house! Very quick and easy. It only took about 10 minutes & it was painless. They are also very friendly!
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Experienced: March, 2021
Great service!!!
Best home service for COVID test.
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Experienced: March, 2021
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Fernando in Sayulita Mexico
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A Sayulita local, passioned about the ocean and everything it got to offer, a waterman that loves surfing, paddle boarding, spearfishing, kiteboarding, foil surfing, canoe racing, winning 8 National championships in sup surfing and racing and 2 world titles in SUP racing, Mexican and Tahitian Waterman Champion. Fernando loves sharing the stoke of surfing and the love for the ocean with everyone.