Vida Surf Sayulita Mexico

1,505 Visitors 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM -
  • Lessons for all skills levels & ages, starting at 5 years old
  • ISA Certified & professional instructors
  • Over 17 years of experience
  • Lessons offered in both English & Spanish
  • Surf with the locals on the secret spots
  • An Inclusive & Friendly Business

Vida Surf Sayulita offers private one-on-one surf lessons, and group lessons, on Sayulita's main beach, which has perfect conditions for beginners, small and friendly waves, a sandy bottom, and shallow depth, making it a great surf spot. world class to start in this sport.

Like the conditions of the beach, the equipment to use is very important. We like to give you quality equipment that helps you have a good experience, an old and heavy surfboard can work against you.

Vida Surf Sayulita been surfing for more than 17 years and we are soul surfers, we will give you a real experience of a day of surfing, Vida Surf are certified as instructors with the International Surfing Association, and in Water Safety by the Red Cross.

Vida Surf Sayulita is focused on providing the most professional, personalized and attentive service to its clients, at prices comparable to other surf schools in the area. At Vida Surf, you will receive the most exclusive and quality surf instruction. We promote inclusion in surfing, we like to teach all kinds of people.

Vida Surf Sayulita offers private lessons for all levels, we are specialists in beginners and children, but we like to teach all kinds of people. We also offer intermediate and advanced coaching.

Vida Surf Sayulita has experienced, trained and professional instructors; they will ensure your safety and comfort during your surf lesson, and they will also make sure you have as much fun as possible! Vida Surf Sayulita is different because they are very passionate, and are a small, local, independent surf school with a team dedicated to providing personalized service to their clients. Finally, they are passionate about the environment and conservation; Vida Surf Sayulita supports and participates in local ecological projects and causes, and likes to give back to the community.

Our lessons consist of a few minutes of theoretical class on the beach to teach you the importance of safety in the water, how to control your equipment, and how to stand on the board, as well as the codes of ethics of surfing. We will then move on to practice in the water where we will help you catch as many waves as possible, helping you improve your technique on each wave while having fun. In total the lesson lasts 1.5 hours.

Vida Surf Sayulita also offers surf trips to La Lancha beach, a 20-minute drive from Sayulita + a 15-minute walk through the jungle to discover one of the most beautiful beaches in the Riviera Nayarit, and with excellent waves for beginners. We also offer trips to other beaches in the surrounding area.

SERVICES/PRICES: *subject to change during the season/when offering sales

-Sayulita surf lesson: Private 1 to 1            $69 USD / 1.5 hours
                                  2 people or more      $59 USD p/p

-La Lancha Beach surf lesson: Private 1 to 1          $110 USD 3 hours
                                      2 people or more    $90 USD p/p

-Burros Beach surf lesson: Private 1 to 1              $110 USD 3 hours
                                  2 people or more        $90 USD p/p * (intermediate to advanced surfers only)

-Custom surf packages (multiple lessons/prices vary)

-Professional photography packages: $50 USD

Please use the contact form or the WhatsApp button to contact us and have the best Surf experience!

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  • Changing Rooms
  • Group/Private Classes
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lockers
  • Reserve Online/Phone
  • Transportation
  • Language
    • English
    • Spanish
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Had a wonderful experience surfing as a beginner. Luis was a motivating instructor and taught me how to enjoy the surf ride in the wave. He was an excellent communicator and took the time to make the 1:1 coaching happen for me even though he’s usually off on Sundays (as this was the only day I could make it). He also recommended a great local spot where I could grab a bite after the lesson.
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Experienced: May, 2023
The best surf trip!
Luis is a great teacher, teaching you not just wave riding skills, but also helping you think about breathing and entering the surfing mindset.

He was patient, gracious and attentive to my energy level. You will be in good hands with him. Can't wait to practice more and then come back for more instructions.

He is also very upfront about effort needed to get to and from beaches, if doing something other than Sayulita's main beach.

If you want to learn to surf in Sayulita, Luis is a fantastic person to help you do that. And he's the kind of person who picks up random beach trash because he loves the environment.
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Experienced: May, 2023
Incredible experience!
Luis was punctual, warm, friendly and very knowledgeable. He taught our family of 4 (ranging from 6-46 years old) the basics and got all of us to ride some waves!! We enjoyed it so much that we booked an additional private less for our 9 year old son to practice more. Highly recommend, do not hesitate!
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Experienced: May, 2023
Hooray, Luis!
Luis knows surfing, he knows the ocean, and he understands people. I took one group class with him and one one-on-one class, and he always said just the right thing to help teach me about the ways of the ocean and the ways of the surfboard and my relationship with both. I was a first-timer, and he was patient with all of my mistakes and also enthusiastic about my wins. I could not have asked for a better experience, and if I bring friends and family here next time, I will sign them up with Luis if they want to try surfing too!
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Experienced: May, 2023
The best!
Luis knows what he's doing, he is friendly, trustworthy and patient. Coaching is very important in surfing. You need someone that can point out what you are doing wrong to help you improve. Luis is the guy!
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Experienced: April, 2023
Great coach!
Luis was a very patient, attentive surf instructor for a beginner student (myself). He's clearly an experienced and passionate surfer and has a lot of helpful tips and a wealth of knowledge to share. In comparison to other surf instructors in Sayulita I believe he's more attentive and tuned into your needs than the others. Highly recommended!
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Experienced: April, 2023
Detailed and patient instruction
My daughter and I had the pleasure of having a surfing lesson with Luis last week. In the past, I had surfing lessons in San Diego, our lesson with Luis surpassed the San Diego experience by far. Luis gave us such detailed instruction that at 51 years old I was able to get up multiple times. My daughter was also successful. Without his patience this would not have happened. He has a very nice demeanor and was easy to laugh with. We will seek out Luis if we return next year. I highly recommend Luis.
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Experienced: April, 2023
Great paddle board tour!
My 3 sons and I did a paddle board class and tour with Luis and had an amazing time! Highly recommend him for paddle board and surf lessons!
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Experienced: March, 2023
Huge Success - my son caught 10 waives!
This was the second time my 12-year old son took surfing lessons. Right away Luis brought comfort, ease and confidence to the experience. Along with his 18-year old friend - the two had a wonderful time. It was peaks holiday season and the beach was CROWDED, but Luis helped the kids with a hands on approach and they navigated it just fine. The smile on my sons face as he rode a waive in and then went right back out. I cannot recommend Luis enough.
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Experienced: December, 2022
Great experience with Luis
The two of us did a lesson with Luis at the Sayulita beach and then the next day he took us to La Lancha where we had another lesson, building our confidence in the water.
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Experienced: November, 2022
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Luis in Sayulita Mexico
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Luis is a soul surfer who has been surfing for 17 years, moved to Sayulita 6 years ago, and loves sharing the happiness that this lifestyle generates with people. He became a professional coach certified by the International Surfing Association, and is also a certified lifeguard by the Red Cross, in addition to having a master's degree in public law from the University of Madrid. He fell in love with the community and loves helping other people and making them happy through surfing.