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“Best part of our trip!!!”
Review of Surf Ensenada

Surf Ensenada
Reviewed July 5, 2014

My boyfriend and I just returned from a cruise where we had a stop in Ensenada. We had heard Ensenada was a good spot for surfing and since the cruise line did not offer surf excursions, we found Surf Ensenada through Trip Advisor. WE ARE SO GLAD WE DID! Miguel and Gordo were absolutely amazing. Neither of us had ever surfed and they were so patient and accommodating. We had low expectations regarding our surfing experience, but we both ended up doing well (even standing up on the board a few times!). After 2 hours of surfing, Miguel took us to the most amazing fish taco stand before heading back to the ship. You couldn't ask for a better guide. When we return to Ensenada (which we absolutely plan to) we will hook up with Miguel again.

1  Thank Tiffany L
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

Like many of the other reviewers we arrived into Ensenada on a ship and had pre-arranged surfing lessons for our 3 teenagers. Miguel was wonderful in the reservation process and arrived on time. Everything has pretty much been covered by other reviewers and I agree with what they had to say. The one point to note is that Miguel's business has grown. As a result you may ride in a taxi to the beach, not in his vehicle where he is telling you about the area. Also, depending on the size of your group (not your personal group, but the one he has booked for that time) he will have other instructors teaching you how to surf. All in all it was a great experience and we would do it again. Thank you Miguel!

3  Thank la2011
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

My Husband and I along with our two boys ( ages 23 & 16) just returned from a cruise that included a stop at Ensendada, Mexico where we selected surfensenada.com as our excursion for the day. We had a GREAT experience with Miguel and his staff. We met them outside the cruise port and because the tour group was large had to split up into taxi's to get to the surf site, but Miguel handled everything very professionally, we did not have to pay any extra for the taxi service and followed along behind Miguel's surf mobile. The beach was not far away, clean and a great beginning spot to learn to surf. Our two boys took the two hour lesson which started with getting them into proper wet suits, finding the right boards for them and then about a 15-20 minute instruction period. After which one of the assistants led the surfer's through some stretching exercises and then the big group was divided into smaller groups of 3 or 4 ( 3 students per teacher) each with thier own instructor to help them. The boys had a GREAT time. The instructors worked hard to get every surfer up on their boards for a taste of success and stayed out with them the whole time. Miguel was charming, articulate and SUPER enthusiastic. His love for surfing was contagious and he was a wonderful host. Chairs and water were also provided for those just watching and for surfers to rest on. After the lesson Miguel drove us to a great little local spot for terrific Carne Asada and tacos at a super reasonable price. He was very accomodating and made arrangements for everyone in the group to get to their next activity wherever that was ( either shopping in town, back to the boat or to a local cantina). My boys came back raving about the day and wanting to try surfing again. My only negative comment has nothing to do with Miguel or Surf Ensenada, but please be aware that facilities are not the same as in the states. There were temporary johns located on the beach, but they were pretty gross, so just FYI, you may want to use facilities elsewhere than on the beach. Other than that the whole experience was AWESOME!

1  Thank Keri F
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Took a short cruise to Ensenada this past weekend just to get away. We were not expecting much - just relaxing. My wife and I decided to book surfing as something to do ashore. As it turned out, Miguel of Surf Ensenada made our trip. We had a great time! Miguel is very personable, knowledgable and made the whole experience a lot of fun. Playa Hermosa Beach was very suitable and the waves were great. Afterwards Miguel took us to a great little roadside stand for killer fish and shrimp tacos and gave a recommendation for another another stand for unbeleivable seafood ceviche. I would go back just to do it all over again. Nice beach - fun surfing - awesome street food! What could bve better? Thanks Miguel!

1  Thank RShaum
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

My wife and I took surfing lessons from Miguel (BUENO!) May 14th, 2014. It was so much fun! He picked us up right off the cruise ship (sailed on carnival cruise lines, docked in Ensenada) and took us to the beach. He provided us with detail instructions, training, safety tips, wet suits (water was chilly), surf board and a VERY positive, personal attitude toward us! He really made the day as far as the surfing went :) SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Surfing is something you can get many places, but surfing with Miguel is something you can only get in Ensenada! We had so much fun! Thanks for the great day!


1  Thank Scott W
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