Its no secret that Oaxaca has world-class waves and with the right guide, you can find yourself an excellent break with little to no crowd. Although there are no surf cams in the region, Pablo, our expert surf guide has an extensive network that allows for real-time reports of many remote stretches of coast.
There are many different surf spots between Huatulco and Salina Cruz but don’t just think you can rent a car and use Google Earth, outside of Barra de La Cruz, you must have a guide or you will not be or allowed to surf by locals. Pablo has worked as guide for over 30 years and no matter where you go, you’ll see that Pablo knows everyone and is welcomed as a friend.
With direct exposure to south swells, waves in this region range from big, fast and powerful, to long and mellow point breaks. While our focus will be to bring you to secluded spots for fun, laid back sessions, there are some breaks in the area (like Barra) that may entice you to compete alongside incredibly talented locals and some of the best surfers from around the world. Our trip is based out of Huatulco and while we can accommodate beginners, conditions during peak season are best for intermediate to advanced surfers.
This surf adventure spans the breaks south of Huatulco and north of Salina Cruz. Each night we will discuss the forecasted conditions and check-in with the group as to the type of wave they seek.
Conditions are generally best in the morning when the wind is calm and the heat of the day is not yet brutal. We may often leave before sunrise to reach a break at sunrise and have the option of checking spots along the way. If the conditions are right and the energy is high, we may stay at one break for hours and then check another location nearby. We can bring plenty of water and snacks to fuel the morning mission and a couple of dollars will get you an excellent local lunch before we head back to Huatulco.
Here at Surf Spirit of Oaxaca, we are committed to making sure you get the best possible waves during your trip. Yet, the surf is only half of what we offer, the other half...well, that is the Spirit of Oaxaca. We believe that bringing people together with respect for their surroundings always leads to positive experiences and lasting memories. We are genuinely excited to show and share with you our home, just be prepared to want to come back soon!
The local cuisine is amazing and affordable and there are an array of bars that have live music and sporting events for those that want some nighttime action. If you feel the call (and have the energy) after surfing we can also arrange for private mezcal tastings and distillery visits, cooking classes, dancing lessons, sailing and fishing trips, waterfall hikes, visits to sea turtle nesting sites, artisanal mezcal tasting with the locals, golfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and much more....just be sure to save some energy because the surf is no joke.
My name is Pablo Narvaez and I was born in Barra de La Cruz. I have over 30 years of experience as a guide in this region. I'm an experienced surfer, passionate environmental activist, and photographer. In a region where the nearest cam is hundreds of kilometers away, my extensive network gives me access to real-time surf reports and exclusive access to protected spots. I'm excited to show you the surf and culture Southern Oaxaca.