Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is a very interesting place as a tourist destination, its typical food, natural places and beaches deserve a closer look at one of its attractions in water sports The Surfiing.
For many passionate national and international surfers it is one of the places where you have to return every year to run your waves.
This information about the beaches to sufear I do with pleasure and enthusiasm, being currently surfing part of my tours as a tourist guide.
I promote Surfing as a theme in my activities with tourists who choose Ixtapa Zihuatanejo to vacation and test their skills as far as this sport is concerned.
I am Alberto Barbosa Tourist guide, I take people who want to know more about this sport in the region to surf, some also to improve their skills by training them without missing some topics such as transport and accommodation.
I share activities with some Surf Schools as well as Surf Camps for the improvement of the experience, so you feel confident when asking or booking one of our Surfing Tours.Surf Tours on the Costa Grande of Guerrero
In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo there are several nearby beaches that have the right waves and conditions for surfing much of the year.
Being approximately from April to November the most consistent wave season for Surfing, eight months practically.
For the more adventurous you can spend a few kilometers on the road in search of the Perfect Wave, locating in some of these beaches very good conditions even in season that there is no great waves.
There is a variety of waves, from beaches for beginners to beaches with powerful waves and large waves.
Other solitary or secret beaches exist in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo with waves usually suitable for surfing depending on the season.alber.tours Surf Guide
To the north: Las Escolleras, Playa Linda, Pantla, Troncones and Manzanillo Inn, La Saladita, El Capire (El Rancho) and almost ending the state of Guerrero is Petacalco.
Heading south: Barra de Potosí, Icacos Beach in Juluchuca, Loma Bonita, La Barrita, El Calvario, Cayaquitos and Puerto Vicente.
An event for the local surfers of Zihuatanejo becomes Playa las Gatas with the arrival of a big waves mainly southwest or south directorion.
Since a lot of surfers begin to appear to take these left waves, considered by many as the best left waves in Mexico.
Escolleras one of the most frequented surfing areas in the practice of sport, it is only a few meters from the Hotel Zone next to Palmar beach.
Playa Las Escolleras is a Beach Breack with waves on both sides, with mostly the right wave being the most constant; but the left is usually very good and fast too.
Like many beaches of this type: sand only bottom, its banks are formed in seasons mostly by bottom sea or significant storms to receive the waves and have the best conditions.
Las Escolleras in Ixtapa its best season of Waves for Surfing is Summer, It is not suitable for beginners !.
A very interesting place where Surfing is practiced is Playa Linda, it is accessible and very close to the Hotel Zone of Ixtapa.
Playa Linda is located in front of the Trailer Park RV of Fonatur
It is usually a good place for beginners and intermediates.
On this beach as in most on the sea there is usually current, so caution is always recommended and take the necessary safety measures.
A special place of left waves and very close to the classic beach breack of Troncones this place is known as Manzanillo Inn.
Majahua as this beach is also called, the place will be suitable for surfing when the south or southwest waves are very large, since its location is on a rock tip and reef.
Ranch is one of the favorite beaches for surfing in the region, the place is not so accessible, but the quality of its waves are worth the tour.
Left waves with strength and good ramp, plus very long distance are at the main point of the beach.
The Ranch for Surfing has more consistent waves from March to the end of November, however in winter the right wave of the place can work very well with small and medium waves.
For more information and images of Playa El Rancho:
A legendary place for Surfing in Mexico is Petacalco in Guerrero, a place of very strong waves but perfectly shaped when the conditions are right.
Petacalco hosted the first Mexican National Surfing Tournament in 1978, with event winner Evencio Garcia Bibiano being a surfing legend from Acapulco.
So far comes the list of beaches from Ixtapa to the city of Lazaro Cardenas Michoacán.
If you want a Surf Tour on these beaches, we can gladly go to these and more throughout the Mexican Pacific, fill out your contact form.Alber.tours Tourist Guide
We continue with some beaches that are good for surfing from Zihuatanejo to the south on the coast of Guerrero.
Some photographs of a recent surf trip to Barra de Potosí in company with Josh, Terry and Harper as photographer: