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About Zicazteca Surf School
Zicazteca Surf School - Specializing in Surf Lessons, Surf Trips, and Custom Surf Board Painting in Puerto Escondido, Oax.Puerto Escondido has long been known as a world class surf destination. Come learn from a true local, whose family has lived here in Puerto for generations. Julio Soto Noyola will be your instructor and guide.As a surf instructor Julio's goal is to provide safe and fun surf lessons for beginner - intermediate surfers. He has many years experience as a surf instructor and has taught students both here in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca and in Sayulita, Nayarit. He uses boards that are specifically designed for beginner surfers with a softer surface material and flexible fins for safety.If you are a seasoned surfer coming to Puerto for the best the waves have to offer, Julio can take you to surf destinations within several hours of Puerto Escondido. These spots have epic waves and the added bonus of being less crowded. Let us know what you are interested in and we can set it up for you. Professional photo sessions are available.Custom surf board painting is available upon request. Julio is extremely creative, ask to see some photos of previous projects.
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Chloe S wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom56 contributions27 helpful votes
We spent 5 days surfing with Julio, Hectar and Miguel and loved it! They looked after us brilliantly, were great teachers and made sure we had an awesome time on the waves. If you’re looking to improve your surfing these guys are the ones to help!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from arielbriana, Coordinator at Zicazteca Surf School
Responded Jan 26, 2020
Thank you Chloe! We are so happy you enjoyed the experience! Come back soon :)
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Heather J wrote a review Apr 2019
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Julio not only reaches one about how to read the waves, be safe & have fun, bit opens your heart & mind to the soul of Puerto Escondido & its history.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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emilynz2015 wrote a review Jan 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions6 helpful votes
A group of 6 of us friends had the most awesome 2 surf sessions with Julio, Miguel and WIlba in Puerto Escondido. We spent the first day at La Punta and then the second day were challenged to slightly harder waves at Zicatela. Being a total beginner and pretty freaked out of the
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Date of experience: December 2018
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jconnell1342 wrote a review Mar 2017
49 contributions38 helpful votes
Julio and Hectar were both very knowledgeable and patient with our family. They made sure we were prepared with the skills we needed before we got in the water. It was also very nice getting picked up and dropped off.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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Jannet23 wrote a review Jan 2017
Copenhagen4 contributions
My boyfriend and I had the best surf experience with Julio and his friend Hector. My boyfriend took surf lessons for three days and I did for two. Even tough I got my butt kicked by the ocean, it was so much fun because of these two guys. I even got to stand up on the board
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Date of experience: January 2017
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