Surf Puerto Vallarta
Surf Puerto Vallarta
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Surfing & WindsurfingStand Up Paddleboarding
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Shannon
Seattle, WA1 contribution
Nov 2020
I knew I wanted to a surf lesson on our trip, my husband was not so certain. Federico took us out and we both had a blast. He encouraged my husband do give it a shot, but didn't pressure him.
Here is how our day went: We met north of PV in the morning, as there aren't the right conditions to surf in PV. We jumped in Federico's car, using the best Covid protocols possible (masks, open windows when possible). He took us to the surf shop to rent the boards (included in the price, so he paid). The beach he selected was a short hike from the surf shop--every adventure requires some work!
He taught us the basics on the beach. We got out into the water and learned that although we were super uncomfortable we would find our equilibrium, and he was right! I was super stoked to stand up on my first try. My husband learned the basics and then returned to his true passion of being my Instagram photographer.
We moved around looking for the best waves and I was soon able to spot them as well. It was a great day.
Before the hike back Federico took some fun pictures of us with our surfboards. We took some time to dry off before putting the masks back on and driving back. He dropped us off and we grabbed an Uber back into PV.
Wonderful day, can't wait to return!
Written November 11, 2020
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Hi Shannon, it was great to surf with you! Glad you both had a blast and have great memories of what was a great day of dun under the sun. Have a safe end of the year and see you again in the future!
Written December 21, 2020
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Jason B
3 contributions
Dec 2020
Frederico & his sidekick Sergio were great. There were five of us that signed up, Frederico provided three instructors which was great. I've taken surf lessons before but never have I learned as much.

My son's, and my friends who had never surfed before were able to paddle, turn, catch a wave and stand by the end of the lesson.

The instructors were great conversationalists too. Fredrico, having lived in many countries over the years was able to give us an impression of the local history, the local economy, insight on local politics etc. He was interesting to chat with and is fluent in English to the point I had to ask him if he was American or Mexican when we first met.

He picked the location based on the weather for that particular date and we picked a good day.

We met at the Paradise Village Mall and he drove us in his personal car to the destination. Our kids went with Sergio in his 1980 Volkswagen Vanagon Bus. The kids thought Sergio was pretty awesome too.

Warning - wear a t-shirt and some longer shorts or the boards will rub you in all the wrong places. My board was good but the kids ended up with some road rash as a result - totally worth it of course and we would do it all over again.
Written December 31, 2020
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Thanks Jason for surfing with us! It was great to meet you and your family , and it was great to see all of you ride waves. Wishing you all the best for this 2021 !
Written January 4, 2021
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Kenny M
2 contributions
Apr 2021
Absolutely awesome experience! Ramses is such an awesome guide, and one of the most down to earth humans you will ever meet. Such a great dude! Picked me up and dropped me off right at my resort. Took me to a great local's spot so we didn't have to go an hour away, and made me feel like part of the family, totally feel like I made a new friend! We saw a baby crocodile take down an eel on the quick walk through the jungle to the beach. Got some excellent waves, was definitely best day of my trip.

If your thinking about surfing when your in Puerto Vallarta, I highly recommend these guys! They can get you little ones on waves, all they way up to intermediate/advanced riders. PV has waves and breaks for everyone all in the Port. Its such an amazing place! Book with Surf Puerto Vallarta...You will get great waves and such a personalized experience that is totally worth it!
Written April 17, 2021
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Thanks Kenny for surfing with us, we are very pleased to read you had a great time... and spotting that wildlife event was pretty unique! We look forward to surfing with you again :)
Written May 3, 2021
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Mama Weitz
2 contributions
Aug 2021
My family was a little bit nervous about learning to surf. We live nowhere near a beach that can be surfed and have very limited ocean experience. Ram and Andres made us feel safe and comfortable. They were excellent in working with my kids (who picked up surfing right away). Within an hour both of my 13 year-olds were surfing. My son was even doing tricks like switching feet mid surf. Ram and Andres were very patient with my husband and I as well even though we were a little tougher to teach. At the end of the day it was an amazing family activity and the kids have already asked if we can do it again if/when we come back.
Written September 5, 2021
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Thanks Cindy for surfing with us, we are very happy to read you enjoyed surfing with us and look forward to taking your surfing skills to the next level. Aloha!
Written October 4, 2021
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ddhafen
Kaysville, UT3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
We had the best time learning to surf with Ram and Andrés! My husband and I along with our three girls ages 13, 10 and 7 were all able to get up and surf quickly and spent the time catching waves. It was so fun. The instructors recommended the perfect quiet beach with ideal beginner waves. Our family all agreed it was a highlight of our trip. We took the lessons the first day of our vacation and appreciated the recommendations they gave us for other activites in the area. We will absolutely book these lessons on our next trip to PV.
Written October 23, 2023
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Sierra
2 contributions
Mar 2022
Frederico was absolutely awesome. My partner and I had never surfed a day in our lives but after about 10-15 minutes we really got the hang of it. He teaches you to surf so that you can go out on your own one day and try it. He doesn't just place you on a board and push you when a wave comes...no you're going to know the basics of surfing by the end of this experience. It was an awesome time and I look forward to one day surfing on my own.
Written March 15, 2022
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Thanks Sierra for surfing with us, you both did great! Hope this wasn't the first and last time for you :)
Written May 23, 2022
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Matt W
1 contribution
Jun 2022
This was one of the best experiences of our trip to Puert Vallarta. The instructors were phenomenal and the owner is amazing. The surf was big and our 6 year old son had a blast. Our 11 daughter felt safe and our 12 year old son got to ride his first short board. Whether it is your first time in the water or you want to progress and become a competitive surfer, they will set up a trip and bring you to a spot that will fit any of your needs. Thank you Federico, Ram, and Andrew.
Written June 8, 2022
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Thanks Matt for surfing with us, we are very happy to read you had a blast! Waves were indeed on the big side and your kids proved to be brave which was awesome. Should you come back in the future we'll be here to take you surfing again!
Written July 8, 2022
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Jane M
2 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
How do I start this review other than....this was the most amazing experience of our vacation. There was four adults and three children and Federico, Ramses, and Andrew made the experience one who are all talking about still. This was everyone’s first attempt surfing and we all did something we were happy with. Each of us were on the boards and had a great time. My ONLY regret is that we didn’t have more time in our vacation to have another day of surfing with this awesome group!
We did other excursions throughout our trip and hands down, this was all of our family’s favorite thing!
One thing that stood out above everything was how well the group did will my youngest nephew. He rode a couple of waves like a champ but then just wanted to chill on the board on the ocean. Andrew and Ramses took turns keeping a hold of him on his board while the other helped my sister, my niece, and I (primarily me because I was determined to get this surfing thing down) attempt to catch a wave or two. Federico took the guys out a little further to catch some bigger waves.
All in all it was a wonderful experience, and I would have done it again if I would have known how awesome it was.

I have some amazing pictures but for some reason, they will not load up on this review. But this experience is one we will all be talking about for a while!!! Thanks again you guys for the best experience!!!
Written January 4, 2021
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Hi Jane! Thanks for surfing with us! We had a blast with your family, and it was great meeting you! Hopefully the pictures and drone footage we shot will be a great souvenir for years to come, and we get to surf again in the future. Have a great 2021, please remain healthy and safe, and take care! Aloha!
Written January 11, 2021
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Jason B
3 contributions
Jan 2023
We booked 14 people to learn how to surf. It was great!! We had one 72 year old, three 50 year olds and 10 teens. Surfing is hard but these make it a great experience for each of us. The location was great, the equipment was great, the instructors were great. Each of the four instructors were fun and helpful. Ramsey was gracious enough to drop us off at a great restaurant on the way back to our all inclusive for great off-campus excursion. As a note, surfing is hard - if make sure you are in good shape.
Written January 30, 2023
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Thanks for surfing with us again Jason, we are glad you came along this time with a large group... and that you all had fun! The waves were quite big the day you were out but you all managed to ride some. It was hard work , but worth all the fun wasn't it? Have a great 2023 and we hope to see you again!
Written January 30, 2023
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awp
Houston, TX4 contributions
Mar 2020
Surf Puerto Vallarta was excellent. I went out to surf w/ these guys and the conditions were great. We went to La Lancha and the conditions were around 2-4 and 18s, with a few bigger sets. The instruction from Andres was great. The people in the line up were super friendly. I usually surf Playa Guiones in Costa Rica, but I really enjoyed this trip and plan to do more.

Communication w/ Fererico was excellent as was, Andres.

Pura Vida (Ok it's no CR)

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Written March 13, 2020
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Haha, Pura Vida, very pleased you got great waves and had fun. See you again someday!
Written November 4, 2020
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