Surf legend Gerry Lopez stood next to me on stand-up paddleboard, watching a bump in the ocean grow as it inched toward us. "Paddle, paddle, you got it," the "Pipeline master" said in a gentle, encouraging tone. I dug my paddle deep into the ocean's clear blue surface, trying to maintain my balance, and the wave picked the board up under my feet. Soon I was gliding down the line clutching my paddle with Lopez, one of the best tube riders and most respected surfers in the world, behind me.
From Trip Advisor: "A great spot off the beaten path. Mexico Surf Resorts and El Anclote have a great pool with 180 view & private skywalk to the beach. 24/7 gated and secure. Amazing view of the bay... I could see the surf breaks. The food is fantastic.
No crowds or wetsuits & 7 breaks. The Punta Mita peninsula area is called the "Mexican Malibu" with a wide range of options. Great for the experienced or for learning. If you want high quality point surf and reef breaks, then the 3 areas of Punta Mita, Sayulita & Los Veneros beach in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico are for you. From your condo you can see & walk a few steps to the famous Playa Anclote surf break. Renowned for its consistantly long (up to 1/2 mile ) rides. Then join your friends for lunch at the beach restaurants.
Punta Mita Peninsula
The charm and ideal weather of Mexico’s pacific west coast..On the northern tip of Bahía de Banderas – with a shoreline of (9 miles) of pristine white sand & rugged lava rock formations.with the backdrop of jungle peaks of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Federally protected area for hunpback whales, dolphins, sea turtles and tropical fishThe same latitude as Hawaii, & blessed with one of the most pleasant climates in the world. In the 80’s with 340 days of sun. Miles of stunning white sand beaches.
Easy to get here. The Puerto Vallarta International airport is only 2-3 hours away by air from most places in the US. Combined with world class beaches, golf, deep sea fishing, art scene, cuisine and native cultural points of interest, make the area an international vacation destination. Ask about airport pickup and be on the beach the same day!
A new tradition in Nayarit, SUP races only 10 minutes south of Punta Mita! Every month, locals and visitors get together at the Riviera Nayarit Marina in La Cruz for a fun night of races involving Paddling and Sailing: SUP boards, kayaks, rowing Inflatables or dinghies, anything you can paddle! The race is super fun – in prior competitions, the organizers drop little balloons along the track of the race. Each competitor needs to paddle and collect as many balloons as they can. Based on the registration of the attendees the possible classes will be determined, such as: Rowing inflatables, Rowing hard dingy, Kayaks, SUP Race, SUP Cruz, SUP 2 person and Sail. Prizes for the winners. Pacific Paddle has 1o SUP boards available at no cost to participacte. So, no excuses! Let’s paddle!
The first National SUP Championship will take place in Punta de Mita Sayulita. The event will be open to Mexican competitors in several categories, hoping to attract the finest athletes in this increasingly popular sport. 60 participants, currently members of the Mexican Surfing Federation. A series of additional events, such as a beachwear fashion show and a live music concert, are also in the works and will be announced in the near future.
Lady Gaga at La Lancha
Locals went Gaga... over Lady surfing our very favorite break, La Lancha. Who taught Lady G to catch a wave? It was our little monster Josue‘El Bota’ Villegas. Josue said he preferred to keep their conversation confidential ...he did say that they talked a lot, and she told him to call her Stefani.
Josue and Stefani
2014 Punta Sayulita SUP Classic
by PUNTA Mita SAYULITA March 7-9. The 5th Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & Stand-Up Paddle Classic was held with lots of fun as well as another great series of competitions and races featuring professional and amateur surfers from around the world.