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Surfing Around Puerto Vallarta

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Mexico, North America
Coral Reef Surf Shop

114 Heroes de Nacozari
Tel: 52 329 298 0261

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Pacific Paddle Surf

Lazaro Cardenas and Abasolo
Tel: 52 329 298 1057

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Las Olas Surf

Tel: 831 625 5748

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Captain Pablo's Adventures

8 Calle Las Gaviotas
Tel: 52 329 291 2070

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Surfers have been riding the Pacific coast's swells since the 1960s. These days, traditional board surfers are joined by enthusiastic paddle surfers who stand upright while riding the waves. All the prime surf spots are north of Puerto Vallarta, but beaches throughout the region have good conditions and cater to beginners and pros alike. The surf action has always centered around Sayulita, a small town of wonderful shops and restaurants that hosts annual surfing competitions. North of Sayulita, surfers spread out on beaches with SoCal names like Stoners and Santa Cruz, while to the south, El Anclote in Punta de Mita is immensely popular for all ocean sports, as is laidback Bucerias. Waves are fairly consistent year-round, with big winter breaks upping the thrills. Surfers gather to rent or buy boards or book surf lessons and boat trips to outlying surf spots at Coral Reef Surf Shop, located between the Puerto Vallarta airport and Punta de Mita. Pacific Paddle Surf in Bucerias offers paddling classes led by patient instructors who hang out in the water with students until everyone catches a wave. California-based Las Olas Surf runs year-round surf safaris for women in Puerto Vallarta. Captain Pablo's Adventures is both a restaurant and a surf shop in Sayulita, complete with rentals and lessons.—Maribeth Mellin

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