I have noticed many question and responses regarding surfing and waves in Cancun. IS THERE SURF IN CANCUN? to answer all your question about surfing in Cancun...YES, yes there is surf in Cancun. Starting at Playa Chac Moo, located where all the night clubs are till Playa Delfin.
It can be small(1ft), and friendly (perfect for learning) and it can also get large (6+ ft). Fact of the matter is that its always fun to surf here, I've been surfing for over 24 years and been living here for 11 years. I can assure you we have waves, otherwise I wouldn't be living here. If you are strictly looking for the best quality surf vacation, I would recommend the obvious Hawaii, Australia or Puerto Escondido Mexico.
Cancun is a perfect place to learn and its great for amateur surfers. I promise that when you paddle out you will have fun.
I'm sure the locals are happy that people think there is no surf in Cancun, Say what you will surfing Cancun is fun.