The Surf Experience with Chito in Sayulita

Sayulita, Bucerias and Surrounding Areas 245 Visitors
Hours of Operation
8:30 AM - 6PM
8:30 AM - 6PM
8:30 AM - 6PM
8:30 AM - 6PM
8:30 AM - 6PM
8:30 AM - 6PM
8:30 AM - 6PM
Notes: 7 Days a Week
  • Accommodating large group lessons - Families, bachelorette parties & retreats
  • Transportation from anywhere in the bay (pick-up & drop-off)
  • Surf guide & board rentals with coaching for our advanced clients
  • Lessons for all levels & ages
  • Experienced & qualified instructors
  • Surf trips to different waves in the surrounding area

The Surf Experience by Chito in Sayulita, focuses on teaching the skills of surfing and how to handle yourself and your surfboard in the ocean. We provide private and group lessons for beginners in Punta de Mita & Sayulita, or a Surf Guide for advanced levels. We will help you meet your goals, build up your knowledge and your confidence. Some of the things you will learn during your lesson is surf awareness & safety, paddling techniques, how and what waves to catch, also equipment selection advice.

For reservations & inquiries please use the contact form or WhatsApp.
  • Credit Cards
  • Daily Specials
  • Group/Private Classes
  • Kid Friendly
  • Out-of-Area Service
  • Reserve Online/Phone
  • Transportation
  • Language
    • English
    • Spanish
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Chito is AMAZING!!
If I could give him 500 stars I would - he was incredible. Without question the best choice to teach our kids. He was smart, kind, funny and an expert in the water and on shore. His encouragement made them so at ease they were able to get up and ride so many waves it was amazing. He is an incredible human!!
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Experienced: April, 2024
Chito is the best
Took our kids surfing and they had a blast with Chito. Very knowledgeable and got them up and surfing right away.
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Experienced: March, 2024
Amazing fun we had such a great time
me and my friend wanted to try surfing for the first time. We had a blast, got driven everywhere and had great food. He knew exactly where to take us so the waves would be small but still fun. Great teacher keeps it light and fun !
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Experienced: March, 2024
The best surf instructor, 100/10 recommend!
Chito is not only a fantastic surf instructor, but also a fantastic human. During my time with Chito, not only did I catch amazing waves, but I also observed how engrained and loved Chito is by the Punta de Mita community. He knew everyone and everyone loved him! He was also so kind to every single person I saw him interact with.

He thought about our safety first and foremost, being so prepared that he was even able to provide first aid when I cut my hand on a rock (all my own fault, very minor cut). He provided full transportation and gear, and even did special things like bring us beer and Gatorade for after our sessions. We didn’t have to worry about a thing!

I booked this trip specifically to surf first and foremost and I was not disappointed by Chito’s decades of deep local knowledge of the different surf spots, surfing technique, and hilarious and fun attitude in and out of the water. If you are looking for a guaranteed FANTASTIC surf experience with a thoughtful, experienced, fun, and local surf instructor, Chito is the way to go!
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Experienced: March, 2024
Chito and his gang were amazing surf instructors for our group! I highly recommend him.
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Experienced: February, 2024
100/10 would recommend!!!
I hired Chito to run a surf retreat in Nayarit and he truly went the extra mile for us, taking us to the best waves for our levels, really hands on and professional instruction.

He’s fun, he’s funny, but has big boss energy and gets it done! He’s clearly well regarded in the area and his local knowledge came in really handy this week. His communication is constant and he’s always checking in.

Big shoutout to his lovely wife Steph who helped us in our planning and Kevin and Mirian, the other wonderful instructors who joined our team.
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Experienced: January, 2024
Chito's Surf Experience is the ONE and ONLY!
8 people in our family (ages 15 to 54) LEARNED TO SURF - up and riding the waves, all the way in - with only 2 days of lessons (with most getting up day one)! We went back for day 3 because Chito is super fun to learn from, and despite the swells being higher, his expertise and the trust we had in his skills meant FUN and SAFETY while being a bit more challenged. Chito's equipment is top notch tech in excellent condition, and his Team of instructors are absolute professionals as well. We'd keep Chito's Surf Experience a secret if we could, but he deserves all the success!
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Experienced: December, 2023
Look no further! Chito is the man
100% recommend Chito! He is funny, caring, and a great instructor. Cannot recommend him enough! Hard to find professional surf instructors who care, Chito is your man, he is super reliable and professional.
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Experienced: December, 2023
Get the full surf experience by Chito!
Chito is the REAL DEAL! Amazing bi-lingual surf instructor! Chito is patient, kind, and gets results! I have a video of him helping a partially paralyzed woman learn how to surf! Get the full surf experience by Chito! 🤙🏼✨🏄🏻‍♀️
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Experienced: November, 2023
Highly Recommend
Chito taught me to surf for the first time. He has very calm and helpful energy that made me feel comfortable in the waves. At the end of our lesson, I felt much more confident and was able to catch waves myself. He was kind enough to bring us to lunch after our lesson as well!
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Experienced: November, 2023
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Chito in Sayulita Mexico
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Chito was born in San Francisco, Nayarit in 1986, grew up in Bucerías. As a local in the bay, many people know him as a funny, charismatic, responsible, friend and father to 3. At age 11 he started boogie boarding in Bucerías, everyone at that time did boogie boarding since there was no waves to surf in Bucerías. It was not until age 26 that he decided to take on surfing, he realized that it was not complicated at all for him and that it was so much fun. Now having experience in surfing he started working as a surf instructor in Sayulita for a little more than 10 years. He came to the realization that teaching the sport was his passion and decided to branch out on his own in 2023 and open his own surf school to be able to give an experience to others, which can mean more than just a sport or one more activity to do on vacation. Sometimes it is healing to the soul to have that special connection with the ocean during Surfing.