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Surfing in Maz

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Surfing in Maz

Christine would like to try surfing while in Maz, any recommendations or is it worth the effort

Mazatlan, Mexico
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1. Re: Surfing in Maz

More info please.

How experienced is she?

What months is she interested in surfing?

There are always decent waves at Playa Bruja but June-August is the good surfing season.

I'm not a surfer, this is just info I have learned from the surfing crowd and surf board rental guys on the beach.

ponysurf@hotmail.com is the email to a guy named Pony that surfs and rents boards. He speaks very good english if your interested in emailing him with your questions. Tell him Salem gave you the info if he asks.

Good luck and Blue Skies.

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2. Re: Surfing in Maz

Thanks, she would be a first timer.........I think we wait till we get down there and do some research while in the area thanks

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Waves are not very big and break close to the beach so its pretty tough for beginners.Also lots of jelly fish

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4. Re: Surfing in Maz

Mazatlan only gets Jellyfish (Quemadores) in certain parts of the year, and then only sporadically. They're unusual for the winter, but can be an issue in late summer. Another factor is the various headland and rocky areas in Maz prevent the Jellyfish from scattering too far. It's common to see them present at one beach, while others will be clear.

As far as surfing Mazatlan is not just a long mostly straight beach like Cancun and has lots of changes and interruptions in the coastline. So the waves can vary rather dramatically from one area to the next. There are some places where they do break very close to shore, especially in the Cerritos area near Torres Mazatlan and also in El Centro.

However they also can break outside on rocky reefs or sand bars like in front of Valentinos, El Quiote Hotel, and at Play Bruja near the RIU resort. Just be cautious as good sized waves can roll through in season, when huge storms down in the Antarctic (April to October), or local storms off southern Mexico (June through November) can produce a good sized swell.

In the other months waves are usually smaller and produced by local conditions coming in from the north down the Gulf of California. They are ride-able, but not consistent and also fickle as to where they'll be the best.

Hostel's recommendation sounds like a good one. I would add Agua Sports in front of the El Cid Castilla complex. They have equipment, and experienced people who can help you. Coincidentally right out in front there is a sand bar that can be very good for beginners to learn. The bottom is all sand there too.

Have a great time on your trip !

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