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Custom surf tour & personal photographer

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico

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Experience hosted by Gary

3 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will start our morning at the best break based on the forecast and skill level of our group. There are tons of secret surf spots in Nayarit and we will pick the right one based the group. We will start with a short land lesson for paddle technique and ocean safety, then head to the water to bring those skills to life! Then we will take a coffee and snack break (provided) before heading out for a second session. My photographer Pauline will be with me to get you some awesome shots!

This tour should take roughly 3-4 hours. Transportation between breaks and snack are included.
We will start our morning at the best break based on the forecast and skill level of our group. There are tons of secret surf spots in Nayarit and we will pick the right one based the group. We will start with a short land lesson for paddle technique and ocean safety, then head to the water to bring those skills to life! Then we will take a coffee and snack break (provided) before heading out for a second session. My photographer Pauline will be…

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What's included

  • Food
    Energy bar and water
  • Equipment
    Shade tent and beach rug
From ₹5,934
/ person
Fri, 30 Oct
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
R$460 per person, previously ₹5,934
R$460 per person, previously ₹5,934
Tue, 3 Nov
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
R$460 per person, previously ₹5,934
R$460 per person, previously ₹5,934
Sun, 8 Nov
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
R$460 per person, previously ₹5,934
R$460 per person, previously ₹5,934

Meet your host, Gary

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi! I’m Gary. I have been surfing since my teen years and have been a surf instructor for 5 years. I love to share my passion for the sport. I have taught people ages 3 to 83 -- I love that the sport is suitable to all kinds of people. The way I teach is unique because I will not just push you on waves, I want you to learn and grow as an independent surfer. I am a certified surf and paddleboard surf instructor for beginner to advanced levels by the Academy of Surf Instructors. I am also a Blue Flag certified lifeguard. Action photos will also be taken for my clients by our photographer and cohost Pauline. These will be sent to you at the end of the experience.
Hi! I’m Gary. I have been surfing since my teen years and have been a surf instructor for 5 years. I love to share my passion for the sport. I have taught people ages 3 to 83 -- I love that the sport is suitable to all kinds of people. The way I teach is unique because I will not just push you on waves, I want you to learn and grow as an independent surfer. I am a certified surf and paddleboard surf instructor for beginner to advanced levels by the Academy of Surf Instructors. I am also a Blue F…
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Where you'll be

Nayarit is the ideal location for surfers...varying breaks, warm water, stunning beaches. I will guide you to some secret surf spots that are far less crowded from beaches like Sayulita.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Kara
January 2020
I've done a couple different surfing classes, but Gary seemed to be the most professional instructor. He knew a lot about the boards and technique which helped me to understand what was actually going on when we were out in the water. The location was stunning, and we felt like we were in a truly local surf spot! Pauline was great as well! It's fun to have photos to look back on! They're both super friendly! It was super neat to do a sunset surf session--I highly recommend this for those looking for a unique and local experience in PV!
I've done a couple different surfing classes, but Gary seemed to be the most professional instructor. He knew a lot about the boards and technique which helped me to understand wha…
Talia
January 2020
Gary worked with me to personalize my lesson based on my experience. Accordingly, he chose the time and location of our meeting such that we would have optimal conditions for the lesson. I learned several tips which have already improved my surfing (making it a lot more fun too!) The pictures Pauline took were wonderful and I'm happy to have such a lovely way to remember my time in Sayulita.
Gary worked with me to personalize my lesson based on my experience. Accordingly, he chose the time and location of our meeting such that we would have optimal conditions for the l…
Niclas Och Ellinor
January 2020
Really good day with Gary and his girlfriend. They were very nice people and we had a good day. The photographs were nice too. We surfed at a beautiful beach and I got help on how to improve my surfing.
Daniele
January 2020
My girlfriend and I had an awesome time with Gary’s surf experience. He is very different from previous instructors I’ve had who just threw me in waves. He met us at our skill level and, even before getting into the water, helped us both understand ocean safety, etiquette, and key techniques to become more independent out in the ocean. We really loved the shade tent, beach blanket and snacks Gary provided. It made the experience very comfortable. Also, the photos were great! Neither of us had any surf photos and we got some high-quality shots from his photographer. We had so much fun we actually planned multiple surf days with Gary. Both of us significantly improved by the end. Highly recommend this experience!
My girlfriend and I had an awesome time with Gary’s surf experience. He is very different from previous instructors I’ve had who just threw me in waves. He met us at our skill lev…
Dinah And Paul
December 2019
We signed up our adult son for the surf class with Gary, and at the last minute we (a retired couple) decided to join him albeit with a lot of trepidation. Gary was an excellent teacher, teaching us how to be safe, and slowly building our knowledge and confidence in a way we could digest it. He made sure we each had success in catching some waves, so we could feel the delight of it. We ended up having a blast. As a result, our son squeezed two more days in with Gary before the end of his trip which he thoroughly enjoyed and we hope to schedule another lesson for ourselves during our longer stay. We loved that Gary operated out of La Cruz (where we stay) and we didn't have to travel to Bucerias or Sayulita, since he and his partner, picked us up and delivered us home after the lesson. His partner takes tons of professional-style photos and sent us a great selection showing that we actually did it!
We signed up our adult son for the surf class with Gary, and at the last minute we (a retired couple) decided to join him albeit with a lot of trepidation. Gary was an excellent te…
Shane
August 2019
I had an awesome time with Gary and Pauline! I had never surfed before, but Gary gave me excellent instructions and helped me out so that I was able to catch multiple waves. We never felt rushed for time, and hanging out with them during the day almost felt like hanging out with old friends. I can highly recommend them!
I had an awesome time with Gary and Pauline! I had never surfed before, but Gary gave me excellent instructions and helped me out so that I was able to catch multiple waves. We n…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

If you'd like other snacks, please bring them. Try to not to bring valuables, it is easier without them. Guests must be able to swim.

What to bring

Hat

Sunscreen